When it’s time for you to start looking for a job, especially online, people will likely refer you to find jobs at LinkedIn. To recap from our previous blog post, LinkedIn is an employment-oriented online service that provides professional sources for taking your career to the next level. At LinkedIn, you can just straight sign up for free and dive in to search for multi jobs available, and now it is made easy with the good ol' applicant tracking system, that is the ATS. The platform is also used for professional networking, which facilitates people from around the globe to seek more professional connections. LinkedIn is probably creating a win-win solution for both job seekers and job recruiters because it bridges both employers and employees in finding each other.
Let’s say you’re still new to this kind of platform and wonder, “Is it really that effective at finding jobs at LinkedIn?” According to The Jobvite Recruiter Nation 2016, 87% of recruiters find LinkedIn to be the most effective in finding promising candidates— and the number jumps up to 90% for recruiters under 45. According to this study, LinkedIn helped 122 million people got job interviews and 35.5 million in getting jobs. Such mind-blowing data, indeed. But, it also depends on the job applicant as well. As a candidate in a leading social marketplace like LinkedIn, you need to “shine” your way through to be discovered and sorted by the right recruiters. To get ahead in this matter, we’ve proposed practical steps for you to better your LinkedIn profile on our previous blog post.
So, what kind of jobs can I find at LinkedIn? Apparently, LinkedIn has offered 20 million jobs for its users, and you can tell there’s a lot. Though, we’ve listed the top 20 job roles in the span of the next five years (ℹ️ the Future of Jobs Survey 2020, World Economic Forum).
Data Analysis and Scientists
AI and Machine Learning Specialists
Big Data Specialists
Digital Marketing and Strategy Specialists
Process Automation Specialists
Business Development Professionals
Digital Transformation Specialists
Information Security Analysts
Software and Applications Developers
Internet of Things Specialists
Business Services and Administration Managers
Database and Network Professionals
Management and Organization Analysts
Mechanic and Machinery Repairers
Organizational Development Specialists
Risk Management Specialists
After setting up your LinkedIn profile and sorting jobs that will likely suit your preference, now let's start getting into the steps to search for the job at LinkedIn. There’s no need to be nervous because it’ll only take six simple steps to apply for a job at LinkedIn. Firstly, click the Jobs icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage. When it opens, you’ll find a search engine to begin searching for jobs that interest you. Click on the Search Jobs field and enter the keywords or a specific company name you’ve been targeting. You can also add the location to know the exact place that the job’s currently available. If the options are still too broad for you, you can use the filter options at the top of the search results page to filter the results. Finally, click on the job postings to view the job description and apply straightly if the job suits your requirement.
Moreover, many job openings at LinkedIn are now being set as an easy application. It means the applicants will then be stored, sorted, and ultimately get selected for consideration with the help of ATS (or known as Applicant Tracking System).
FYI— An ATS is basically a software application that enables the electronic handling of recruitment and hiring needs.
So, recruiters or employers will automatically receive a review from ATS’ if you’re not strong enough or maybe fit for further consideration. Important factors such as a good resume or CV will be your first defense at the system. For more details on optimizing your resume, you can check out our resume/CV blog posts and watch this exciting career strategist guide's video.
Lastly, a tip for getting career opportunities at LinkedIn or other professional platforms is to get a referral! It’s a common strategy for applicants because recruiters are known to prioritize someone who has a referral from previous colleagues or networks. Back again with the perks of networking, it'll definitely help you reach your destination. Thus, have fun exploring the power of LinkedIn, and good luck finding your dream job from LinkedIn! If you're keen to read more of our blog posts, make sure to subscribe and stay tuned every week. Also, follow our Instagram for more fascinating news about career development @baikgp @ayureadypodcast