How to use LinkedIn to boost your job opportunities

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LinkedIn is increasingly seen as an important tool for job seekers in finding the perfect job, as well as helping to build a professional profile for employers to see.

In fact, recent research from Robert Walters shows that over half of hiring managers would research prospective employees on social media sites before hiring.

 

For secretarial and support professionals, this presents a great opportunity to create a professional profile that showcases your achievements, demonstrates your proficiency in systems and software and demonstrates your commitment to your profession.

Recent research from Robert Walters shows that over half of hiring managers would research prospective employees on social media sites before hiring. 

The research shows that LinkedIn is the considered the most important platform  for jobseekers, with 85% of survey respondents holding a LinkedIn profile, more than Facebook (74%) and Twitter (39%).

Both employers and job seekers feel that Facebook and Twitter should be kept for personal interactions, not professional (70% of employers and 85% of job seekers).

With many employers now looking for support professionals who demonstrate a commitment to their career, show a focus on professional development and a dedication to ensuring their skill set and capabilities are up to date at all times, support professionals should carefully consider how they present their professional profile online.

Make sure your profile is fully up to date with your current skills, achievements and projects worked on. Join online groups and communities of other support professionals or people in your industry or sector.

Read the full whitepaper to access the results of the research.

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