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Last week, I looked at my Google Analytics data for Resumes that Shine to find out what blog posts were most popular with readers. Surprisingly, I learned that, while readers often say they need work right now, my post covering projections for the next 5 to 10 years has been read more than any other post. As a result, I thought it would be helpful to offer a little more information on long-term trends.
There are at least 7 specific reasons to create a LinkedIn profile, or enhance your profile if you already have one:
1. Recruiters may search LinkedIn instead of resume databases,
2. You will be better prepared in case of layoff,
3. Your real-world network will grow stronger,
4. LinkedIn will supplement your real-world network,
5. The site gives you an opportunity to be a subject matter expert,
6. LinkedIn will help you be found when “Googled,” and
7. There are millions of users on LinkedIn.
Here are just four reasons for us to be optimistic about the near future:
1. There are new types of jobs in the US economy,
2. Motivated job seekers get jobs,
3. Education is becoming more widely available online, and
4. Control of the Pandemic could usher in a new era.
Job seekers have told me they need to find a job now. They want a way to “easily apply” for jobs. No one pays me, or anyone else, to tell them “it can’t be done.” Nonetheless, I offer some of the following insights and suggestions to job seekers that need a job right away:
1. Superstars land jobs quickly,
2. Candidates referred into jobs are hired more rapidly than others, and
3. You need a job search strategy to “easily apply” with online applications.