If You’re Not On LinkedIn, You Very Nearly Don’t Exist

More than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn as their primary search tool, this is not an understatement. If you’re a professional, you need to not only be on LinkedIn, you need to be using it to your full advantage. Don’t believe me? Think about it this way: If tomorrow morning, a recruiter logs onto LinkedIn looking for someone in your geography, with expertise in what you do, and you’re not there? Guess who they’re going to find and contact? Yes, that person’s name is “not you.”

LinkedIn is by far the best resource we have available today for networking during your job search. It is the one social media tool you must master. Also make sure your LinkedIn Profile is a mini sales letter vs. just restating the information on your resume or CV. Also make sure your recommendations highlight skills and talents that will increase a potential employer’s interest in contacting you.