LinkedIn is the world's largest social networking site designed specifically for the business community. LinkedIn allows registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally. It currently has over 350 million members from 200 countries, representing 170 industries. Importantly, 27% of LinkedIn subscribers are recruiters and it is fast becoming the primary route for recruitment consultants to source candidates.
LinkedIn is now viewed as the global leader in Executive online profiles and the place that recruiters start looking for talent. If you haven't got a LinkedIn Profile then you can expect a significant drop in interest from headhunters. Given the phenomenal growth of this networking site, LinkedIn is the first place that recruiters will search for candidates.
Your LinkedIn Profile - what do we do?
At Iceberg CVs, we specialise in constructing dynamic and attractive LinkedIn Profiles. These emphasise your skills, experiences, employment history and education. With 27% of LinkedIn members being recruitment consultants, we guarantee an increased number of hits on your profile pages and an increased level of contact.
Our LinkedIn Profiles can help you to:
- Increase your profile, visibility and credibility;
- Establish and cultivate a strong network;
- Keep up to date with market developments and business issues;
- Contact and network with other business professionals;
- Search and identify new job and sales opportunities;
- Engage with HR specialists, recruiters, headhunters and prospective employers
How do recruiters use LinkedIn?
In life, people are prone to use the easiest or shortest option and recruiters or headhunters are no different. They will try to generate a list of 20, 30 or even 50 candidates quickly via LinkedIn. If, after the initial sift they have failed to find a good selection of candidates, then recruiters will go back on LinkedIn and use different search criteria to find new candidates.
The photograph is really important and, of course, it must look professional. A holiday photo in your shorts and flip-flops is fine for Facebook etc., but they have no place in a professional networking site. The analysts tell us that you are likely to be viewed up to 10 more times if you include a photo.
With basic membership, a member can only establish connections with someone he has worked with, knows professionally (on-line or off-line) or has gone to school with. Connections up to three away are seen as part of the member's network, but the member is not allowed to contact them through LinkedIn without an introduction. Premium subscriptions can be purchased to provide members with better access to contacts in the LinkedIn database.