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Roadmap to Job Search Success with LinkedIn
Guest blog by the LinkedIn Careers Team
LinkedIn helps job-seekers navigate successful paths to their dream jobs through exploration tools and mentorship. LinkedIn surfaces popular job titles and listings as well as top cities and companies within job functions. With more than 530 million professionals in the LinkedIn community, there is no other place where you can access such a wide range of knowledge, skills, and resources to help you reach your goals.
Explore All Your Possibilities
A big challenge facing job seekers is knowing what types of jobs to search for — or even which ones exist. Enter LinkedIn’s new career exploration pages. Browse different careers within job functions (e.g. accounting jobs or education jobs), and from there research top cities, companies and see what opportunities are available. There are twenty-five job functions waiting for you to explore, making it easy to research the industry you want to break into. Plus, you can simply toggle to Jobs, Companies and Salaries, so you can be fully equipped to figure out your next steps. But finding the perfect job is just one part of the equation. Breaking into an industry can be intimidating, especially if you aren’t quite sure where to begin. One of the best ways to start creating your roadmap to success is learning from those who have been already been in your shoes.
Get Career Advice from Industry Professionals
Mentorship is key to developing and sustaining a satisfying career and improving your professional life. However, knowing where to start is the tricky part. That’s why LinkedIn launched Career Advice, a new feature connecting members across the LinkedIn network with one another for lightweight mentorship opportunities. Whether you need advice on your career path, best practices for a project you're working on, or even switching to a new industry, Career Advice can help you find and connect with the right person.
- More than 80 percent of professionals on LinkedIn have stated they either want to have a mentor or be one to others.
- Over 50 percent of those surveyed don’t know where to begin, and more than one-third have a hard time finding the right mentor.
Getting started is easy! Just go to the dashboard on your LinkedIn Profile and find the Career Advice hub. From there, enter your preferences for the type of advice you’re looking to receive, and LinkedIn's matching algorithm will recommend members based on your network connection preferences, mutual interests, and your specified industry. You’ll be alerted whenever you are matched so you can send a message and start the conversation. Finding (and landing) a job has never been easier!