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Is LinkedIn the Best Place to Find a Job?

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One of the best places to find a job may be the worst kept secret in America. The reason the word is out is because LinkedIn has moved aggressively to become the job board of choice.

Here are two ways that LinkedIn is helping you find a job:

First, LinkedIn is replacing traditional job boards like Monster.com as the go-to online resource for recruiters looking for candidates. After launching its Recruiter service in 2008 and Talent Pipeline in 2011, LinkedIn is now deriving more than half of its revenue ($138 million in the third quarter of 2012) from providing job services to recruiters. Recruiters like using LinkedIn and find it to be a cost-effective resource. The upshot? Make sure your LinkedIn profile is perfect, because recruiters are looking for you.

Here’s the second way LinkedIn is helping you find a job. On your homepage feed, they provide you with suggested jobs based on your profile. It’s almost like you have a recruiter working for you and you don’t have to do anything more than take a look at the suggested jobs. What could be easier?

LinkedIn is working hard to help find your next great job. Help them help you by keeping your profile up to date and looking good.

January 3, 2013 Posted by | Dan Durazo, Job Search | | Leave a comment