LinkedIn was launched in 2003 as a business-oriented social networking site. On LinkedIn, you can create a professional profile, network with people within your profession or interest areas and gather endorsements, and search for jobs and blog to increase your visibility.
According to a 2015 Jobvite study, 40% of job seekers using social media use LinkedIn. A similar study in 2016 found that 87% of recruiters were using LinkedIn to find new talent. LinkedIn is a powerful social networking tool that helps connect employers and job seekers. Adding to LinkedIn’s appeal is the opportunity to search for and apply for jobs via mobile devices. In 2015, 47% of millennials reported using LinkedIn’s mobile app to search and apply for jobs (Jobvite, 2015).
With all this in mind, hints for navigating LinkedIn are detailed in the following sections: