For a lot of people, the first place they would think to go for job opportunities is LinkedIn. But is this social media platform a good tool to use in your job search? A blog article comparing LinkedIn’s pros and cons in finding entry-level jobs and exploring how this social media site differs from other options.
What is LinkedIn?
It is a social networking website where you can connect with people who work in the same field as you or people who work in related fields. Also offers job postings and a job search interface.
How to use it effectively
LinkedIn is a great tool for finding jobs, but it’s not the only one. Here are the pros and cons of using LinkedIn to find a job:
- Is one of the most popular social networking sites, so it’s likely that your target employer is already using it.
- Connects you with people in your industry, so you can get a better understanding of what jobs and companies are out there.
- You can search for jobs by location, company size, or specific keywords.
- Has a directory of job postings, which you can access directly from the site or through app.
- You can create a customized profile and make sure that it looks professional.
- Can be expensive to use. Premium accounts (which offer more features) cost $50/year or $5/month, while standard accounts cost $25/year or $2.50/month.
- If you don’t have a lot of experience working in your target industry, your profile may not be as appealing to potential employers as someone with more experience.