LinkedIn is the Go-To Resource for Job Seekers

December 4, 2015 Uncategorized

linkedin job searchEven though LinkedIn has been around since 2003, it’s still one of the most popular social platforms considering that there are approximately 259 million members in over 200 countries and territories using LinkedIn. It has become the “go to” source for those looking to employ and even more so for those seeking employment.

So why do people use LinkedIn and how are they finding jobs using its many features to find or advance their careers? Link Humans conducted a study to find out exactly why jobseekers ranging from 18 to 55 had to say about their LinkedIn behaviors and usage.

Takeaways:

  • 37% of people said LinkedIn was part of their method to find a job. Actually it’s the preferred method as you can see as first in the infographic.
  • When people are looking for a job, they spend more than an hour a week on LinkedIn to aid their search.
  • As we can see, people are active on LinkedIn, they participate in groups, they follow companies and use LinkedIn to research potential employers before applying.
  • 90% of people have already looked for a job, 65% have applied but only about 30% were invited to an interview following an application.
  • The main problem with LinkedIn according to our respondents is the price for a Premium Account. For 47% of people, this option is too expensive.

View the entire infographic:

LinkedIn-job-search-infographic