For a while, professional networking sites such as LinkedIn have been a popular way for jobseekers to find new roles and for recruiters and hiring managers to find new talent. This is corroborated by research published in LinkedIn’s The Ultimate List of Hiring Statistics report, which cited social professional networking sites (56%) as a top channel for jobseekers to use when seeking new work. Online job boards (60%) and word of mouth (50%) were also popular methods adopted by job candidates. Yet, it isn’t just employees and jobseekers that use this platform to secure their dream job. Research from Jobvite’s Recruiter Nation Report 2016 found that 87% of recruiters actively use LinkedIn to check on candidates. This could be for a variety of reasons such as finding out...
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