Founded in 2003, LinkedIn now has over 706 million members, 50 million listed companies and is available in 24 languages with members in 200 countries. It is the largest professional network. In Suriname, there are 85.000 LinkedIn users (Dec 2021), which accounts for 14.4% of the entire population. People aged 25 to 34 were the largest user group (56.000).
If you are one of those that tend to think that LinkedIn is just another social media platform, like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, then we have news for you.
LinkedIn can help you find your dream job and help you form valuable connections, keep track of businesses and events. You can even have the job seeking done for you.
Below are some of the main reasons why every job seeker should be on LinkedIn.
Be found by recruiters and employers
Having an active and well put together LinkedIn profile will significantly increase your chances of discovery by various companies looking to hire people based on your skills and experience. In other words, potential employers will contact you if they think you will be a good fit for their organization, instead of you having to look at and contact each company actively.
Keep track of new job openings
With a LinkedIn account, you will be able to continually keep an eye out for various job opportunities that will interest you. The overwhelming majority of companies will post any job openings that they may have, and you can keep track of these in real-time.
Great networking opportunities
LinkedIn also offers you an excellent opportunity to network with other professionals in your field. And the faster you start this networking, the better it will be down the line. Regardless of whether you currently are working, it will come in handy if you ever are looking for another job.
To put it somewhat differently, you can look at this network as an emergency fund, which you can access whenever you must. Further still, your connections will have their network and can be introduced to people from various companies you are looking to work for. You can also look at your LinkedIn account as a digital Rolodex where you can add interesting people you’ve met months or even years ago.
So, what are you waiting for? Start building your LinkedIn profile and let’s meet there. Follow our page https://www.linkedin.com/company/strategic-recruitment-suriname and check out our numerous job vacancies.