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The world of recruitment is everchanging. Gone are the days when a recruiter posts an advertisement and receives a volume of quality responses. Nowadays we cannot rely on applications alone for find the perfect candidate.
As a candidate you should load your CV onto various jobsites. Some of the better-known job boards include Indeed, Reed, CV Library, Totaljobs and Monster. However, LinkedIn is another viable tool for both recruiters and candidates.
Whether you’re new to LinkedIn or are just looking to improve your existing profile, read of our guide on how to create a powerful and effective LinkedIn Profile.
LinkedIn is a key site for professional networking. It has grown rapidly since its launch in 2003 and now has over 500 million users. Because of this, it’s a great platform for candidates to search for new jobs, connect with potential employers and learn more about companies of interest.
We highly recommend utilising a LinkedIn Profile to support the process of securing a new job role. With this social media site, you can reach out to other professionals and attract employers to you by projecting your personal brand and value.
Get Started with LinkedIn
To create an account with LinkedIn all you need is a Name, Email and Password. Once registered, on your LinkedIn Profile you can add lots of information about yourself. The main sections you should be focusing your attention on include:
References, Skills & Endorsements
An Effective LinkedIn Profile
It’s not good enough just having a LinkedIn Profile published online. You need to continuously update it with your personal information and check to see if you have any notifications or messages. LinkedIn provide an hidden website address called Social Selling Index which allows you to evaluate your Pofile.
Groups, Companies & Hashtags
Why not start by sending the Brite Recruitment team requests to Connect? Simply find us on LinkedIn and see all employees on LinkedIn listed. Click on our Profiles and hit the blue ‘CONNECT’ button. Our team are happy to help you grow your network and will look for suitable roles that could be of interest to you!