In general, the job search relies more on digital communications than ever before. As a result: LinkedIn really affects job searches. As it says at its Web site: It is “the world’s largest professional network with more than 610 million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.” Microsoft bought LinkedIn in 2017.
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Data Show: LinkedIn Really Affects Job Searches
Before revealing the data, please consider this. LinkedIn has far more impact on your job search than other social platforms, including Facebook. Facebook may often be consulted by potential employers to determine if a candidate engages in questionable behavior. But, employers look at LinkedIn to get an early read on a person’s qualifications. As well as his or her job experience.
The bottom line? Take your LinkedIn profile very seriously.