While LinkedIn’s primary purpose may be professional networking, helping everyone make more connections so they can succeed at their current jobs and establish a solid presence for their careers, recruiters and employers love LinkedIn.
Recent research by Microsoft has shown that 86% of employers were impressed by what they discovered about job seekers in social media, like LinkedIn, helping the job seekers land jobs.
The LinkedIn-Resume Connection – 5 Important Benefits to Job Seekers
One of the interesting things I’ve discovered in my discussions with job seekers and employers is that employers often compare the job seeker’s resume and cover letter with the job seeker’s LinkedIn Profile.
Discrepancies between the resume and the Profile show up quickly, but so do accomplishments and other positive things.
LinkedIn has become the Online Portfolio of millions of professionals, and it offers 5 very important benefits to job seekers when employers make the LinkedIn-resume comparison.