I have been looking for better opportunity for more than a year now. I hardly get any response from LinkedIn Recruiters or even after applying for jobs. Only time I get contacted are for jobs that are heavily underpaid or doesn’t match my skills at all(I’m not in computer science so my pay is probably less than 1/3rd than what people discuss here on blind, I am not complaining with that but to give an idea when I say underpaid job :D.) What is your experience?
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- Amazon iAlexaIn last 7 years, I haven’t applied for a job.
Recruiters message me all the time.
Make a good linkedIn profile and you should be all set
- What is a good profile? I have my past positions, education history, research from grad school, publications, portfolio/work examples everything except non-shareable (NDA involved) work. Have also got pretty good connections and recommendations from clients and supervisors? I hope that should be enough.
I am open for more suggestions.
- LinkedIn NeptuneLinkedin ain’t a magic job gettin’ machine. It’s a networking service... you still have to actually know people and have relationships to get any real value. It’s like saying “I signed up for Facebook why haven’t I made a new best friend.”
Job boards are a different story.
Edit: For a small number of people who are very in demand, LI may feel like it’s overflowing with offers, some of which are not ideal. These people are basically the really hot girls on a dating app. Might have to wade though some riff raff, but in general this is a high quality problem.
- Good analogy. I get your point, although my workscope and market is very niche I can apply my skills to many applications but recruiters are sometimes dumb that they only want one particular experience (for example, assuming you’re a CS person,. I’m a C++ programmer but they want C# only).
- Does anyone else’s company have a policy that discourages employees and managers from being references or endorsing former or current employees on LinkedIn?
- Microsoft / Product @zzzzzPay for premium for a limited time. Test by putting random keywords and skills to monitor for changes to profile views, who is viewing, what was their search key words, etc. You get that from premium linked in. Use data to improve seo.
- Varsity Tutors KPwQ88moreIf your not using linkedin to network into a job for an internal referral, you’re doing it wrong.
For most companies, its not that hard to figure out who works in the group hiring for the role you’re looking at. Even the HM. Do some research, find a common connection. People, hobbies, school, etc and ask to be introduced, or approach directly. Approach for advice/mentorship/informational, etc. see if they would be willing to meet for coffee. Have a real convo. See where it goes. Best advice I ever got.
- The fastest way to get a new job is to figure out who you know where you want to work. People vouching for you tends to put you at the top of the pile and then the rest of the interview process is up to you. I’m not bashing LinkedIn or job boards... those also work, they’re just slower and a lower success rate.
- Marvell 98765432It’s very hard to give you advice without looking at your profile. Besides C++ what else do you have? What are your areas of expertise? Do you have in your profile all the keywords so recruiters can find you? You should apply directly to ppl instead of boards or systems.