Be Careful Using the LinkedIn Job Search App | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

HILVERSUM, NETHERLANDS - JANUARY 28, 2014: Linkedin is a social networking website for people in professional occupations. As of June 2013 more than 259 million users in more than 200 countries.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the features of the new LinkedIn Job Search app and how not to use it.

 

Summary

I want to talk with you about the LinkedIn job search app, currently in iOS only.  The app allows you to search for jobs through mobile device.

Big deal.

What they are doing is a few different things.  The 1st thing is maintaining privacy.  Historically, LinkedIn notifies members or connections of yours about activity that you are engaged.  You may not really care about that but if you are connected to your manager, that’s a problem, of course.  The mobile app doesn’t do that. It maintains complete privacy about your activities across your network.

Let me read some of the additional functionality to you:

it allows you to search by title, location, or keywords.

It will recommend jobs to you based upon saved searches, jobs that you have viewed and your LinkedIn profile.

It will give you notifications when new jobs match what you are looking for

it does processing from your LinkedIn profile.

Fundamentally, the idea of being able to. Find out about jobs through an app is a good idea.  However, if you are going to be applying for job, make sure “I’m sure that what they’re going to suggest that you forge your LinkedIn profile to an employer as part of the replication process.  What they are trying to do is replace the resume), you have to make sure that your profile demonstrates a fit for the role, otherwise, it is just like a generic resume. It will work sometimes, but not often enough.

Again, before you apply for job you have to make sure the profile fits otherwise you are just wasting everyone’s time.

 

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