In response to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic and companies continuing to layoff employee, Linkedin launched the Open to Work photo frame and the Name Pronunciation feature to their platform to further help job seekers.
1. The Open to Work Photo Frame
The Open to Work photo frame allows you to tell all of LinkedIn that you're "seeking New opportunities" without having to put that in your introductory headline; the section of your profile that holds a lot weight on the LinkedIn algorithm. With the click of a button, you can tell recruiters you're on the job market. Watch how:
2. Name Pronunciation Recording
Studies have been done on hiring biases and one that is consistent across the board is name pronunciation, which found that some recruiters wouldn't reach out to a candidate if they didn't know how to pronounce their name. Not anymore! Linkedin's name pronunciation feature allows you to record and display how to say your name via your phone. This feature is...
Job Search Engines are platforms created to help you save time searching for open positions so that, you don't have to search every company's career page one by one. Their intention is not to get you hired. Getting hired is the by product of the problem they're trying to solve, which is time spent searching for jobs. Google Jobs is not stopping you from getting hired. If you're applying to jobs and aren't hearing anything back, it's your resume that's stopping you.
2. LinkedIn Doesn't Have Real Opportunities
I've been offered opportunities to interview for over 20 real positions from recruiters at Google, Disney, Gartner, Kimberly-Clark, etc. on LinkedIn. There are over 20 million companies on LinkedIn posting real jobs with real recruiters looking for really great talent that know how to market and sell their talents in digital spaces. LinkedIn most definitely works for those who invest in optimizing their profile and spend time connecting with...
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