College Grads Looking for a Job: Can I Find You on LinkedIn?
A colleague in my network reached out to me last week, inquiring about local opportunities for his recently graduated daughter. As we played phone tag, I consulted Colleague’s LinkedIn profile, to see if his daughter was among his contacts. Nope. I searched the last name using the radius function in LinkedIn advanced search for Albany, New York. Not there.
I finally caught up with Colleague. We chatted for a few minutes, and then I asked if his daughter’s profile was on LinkedIn. “No, it’s not,” he replied. “If she wants a job, she needs to get on LinkedIn. 77% of all recruiters currently fill jobs on LinkedIn.” I advised. Colleague agreed. “I’ll ask her to get right on it!”
I hung up the phone, thinking about the son of one of my friends, who set up his LinkedIn profile when he was a high-school sophomore, and who recently graduated college with a job offer in hand.
College students; college graduates; all job seekers: looking for a job? Can I find you on LinkedIn?