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Article by Jeff Tomlin
It’s tough out there. Ask anyone looking for a job in nearly any field, and they’ll be able to recite a long list of challenges that job-seekers face on a daily basis. Companies are closing or suspending hiring for the foreseeable future, competition for open positions has never been fiercer and the outlook for the nation’s economy hasn’t been this bleak in generations. Now more than ever, job hunters need to be resourceful in their efforts to secure gainful employment and few websites offer more of these resources than LinkedIn. Why should you add LinkedIn to your job-seeking toolbox? Here are some very good reasons:
The use of newspaper classifieds in a job search is definitely waning. More jobs than ever are being posted online. LinkedIn’s exclusive job listings and advanced job search features make it very easy to browse positions across the country in a wide range of different fields. Users can customize their search by location, company, title, newest listings and other parameters so that they may view only the most relevant positions.
LinkedIn’s Q and A feature lets users ask questions and receive answers from industry experts and other users on a wide array of practical and esoteric topics. The Q and A feature is indicative of LinkedIn’s dedication to providing job seekers all the tools they need to advance their careers and gain a competitive edge in a very tight job market.
When you are competing for a vacancy with another group of applicants, you have a distinct advantage if you are being recommended by a trusted connection, are connected to others in the company or even have mutual connections.
There are lots of other Web sites which help people find jobs, but very few can compete with LinkedIn’s resources and job listings. It’s never been more important for job seekers to explore every opportunity to help them stand out, and LinkedIn helps them accomplish that and a great deal more.