LinkedIn shares tips to land your dream job based on user data

Social networking company LinkedIn released this morning a list of top job-seeking tips.

The company, which is based in Mountain View, cited user data from March to August 2014.

Here are some of the tips:

1. Be ready when opportunity comes knocking: Adding your two most recent work positions can boost profile views on the social networking website by 12 times, listing skills and including a photo can increase views by 13 and 14 times, respectively.
2. Don’t leave your job search just because you’ve left your desk: About 30 percent of job applications are submitted within the first three days a job is posted. Job seekers who apply to a position within the first three days are 13 percent more likely to land the role.
3. Take some cues from the higher-ups: The majority of vice presidents and partners — about 80 percent — were sending connection requests three months before they landed a new job from March to August. About 50 percent were participating in groups and 40 percent were sharing, liking and commenting on the social networking website.
4. Nuture your professional relationships: About 83 percent of new U.S. hires from March to August 2014 were using LinkedIn three months before they switched, according to the company. The majority — about 65 percent — were sending connection requests and 45 percent of the new hires were endorsing their connections.

Photo credit: LinkedIn’s headquarters in Mountain View. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)




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