by Claire Jarrett from Marketing By Web
After the economic downturn, job markets are making a careful and gradual recovery in most parts of the world. While recruiters are being cautious and taking extra measures to select the ideal candidates, prospective job seekers and employees wanting a change find good utility from certain social networking sites.
One such site worth a mention is Linked In, a social network site meant for professionals. It has been rendering excellent service for connecting professionals on a common platform. Here members go about interchanging work-related knowledge, passing on tips and guidance in corporate matters thus providing ample opportunities for recruiters and job seekers to interact. Recruiters with membership in Linked In are often able to identify their potential employees through contacts and references obtained from this site. They are also able to peruse the potential employee’s capabilities and credentials thoroughly through such a site.
These days, filling in online recruitment applications through normal job vacancy sites is inadequate. Recruiters receive applications in large numbers and filtering the best of the lot becomes cumbersome. When the size of large job listing sites becomes enormous, the competition turns tougher for aspiring job seekers, as one is not sure if their application will be considered justifiably in the large ocean of online applications.
According to the latest statistics provided by Linked In, they have in excess of 90 million registered members spanning over more than 200 countries worldwide. This number may sound unusually large to someone seeking a potential employee or a jobseeker wanting a better break. However, in this case the listings of job types have been categorized on various factors thus making it easier to narrow down choices. Moreover, recruiters are able to network with potential candidates through the site.
With many senior-level employees of Fortune 500 companies being members of Linked In professional networking site, job seekers who have registered in the site get fairly good chances of getting noticed by them. Membership to the site is free of cost although there are certain schemes for paid membership as well. Apart from English, the site caters to other languages such as French, Spanish, and German etc. The site is very user-friendly and provides adequate information through its learning guide for new users, students, and various other professional categories. The tips provided on how to identify and land a new job through Linked In is indeed enlightening for those at the cross-roads of their career.