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Insights, statistics, news, and tips on how to use and benefit from LinkedIn.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Can Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin Really Get You a Job?

INFOGRAPHIC: Can Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin Really Get You a Job? | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Indeed, Linkedin is the new hangout for corporate as well as agency headhunters, and many corporations have Twitter accounts and Facebook pages. The infographic below, based on a recent survey by Jobvite finds some interesting statistics regarding using social media for job search. For example:

 

-1 in 6 workers use social media to get hired

-Almost 90% of job seekers have a profile on a social media site

-54% of all job hunters use Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin to find jobs

-50% of job seekers used Facebook

-25% used Twitter

-36% used Linkedin to look for a job in the last 12 months

 

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3 Things Boomers Should Do On LinkedIn

3 Things Boomers Should Do On LinkedIn | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Tips on what older workers should do to make their LinkedIn profile as compelling as possible to employers and help combat older worker stereotypes.
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BranchOut Launches Facebook Recruiter Search Service to Compete With LinkedIn

BranchOut Launches Facebook Recruiter Search Service to Compete With LinkedIn | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Professional networking Facebook app developer BranchOut has launched RecruiterConnect, a powerful enterprise software-as-a-service that lets recruiters search Facebook for job candidates. Recruiters can search by job title, location and more. Search results include the friends of any of the millions of users who’ve installed BranchOut, giving recruiters access to a significant portion of Facebook’s user base, especially those in the US.

 

RecruiterConnect could become a serious competitor, or at least a strong complement to LinkedIn Recruiter, the standalone professional network’s enterprise search tool. BranchOut offers a price tag of $300 a month per seat, less than half of LinkedIn’s cost. Its database also includes blue collar workers such as store managers and cashiers that large brands are always looking for, to contrast with LinkedIn’s more white collar core user base.

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Is Facebook looking to challenge LinkedIn in job postings?

Is Facebook looking to challenge LinkedIn in job postings? | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Facebook has struck a partnership with the U.S. Labor Department to help the unemployed find jobs.

The partnership harnesses the popularity of Facebook, and the Labor Department wants to expand it to Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking sites to provide resources to job seekers as the nation wrestles with a 9.1% unemployment rate.

 

But does the new partnership position Facebook to move beyond social into professional networking?

Pundits have long speculated that Facebook, with its more than 800 million users, would eventually use its social networking dominance to challenge LinkedIn on the job-recruiting front.

 

LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman shrugged off the notion of Facebook as a competitive threat Wednesday at San Francisco's Web 2.0 Summit.

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The LinkedIn Diaries: Winning the war for talent | Executive | Financial Post

The LinkedIn Diaries: Winning the war for talent | Executive | Financial Post | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

In the most recent LinkedIn Diaries entry, I identified how time-crunched executives leverage this popular social media tool to achieve their specific networking goals.

 

One of the fastest growing uses for LinkedIn is to cost-effectively capture talented professionals. LinkedIn has moved quickly to embrace this role in helping companies grow. For instance, earlier this month they rolled out Talent Pipeline which helps recruiters manage the disparate information they have on potential recruits all in one tool.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Before LinkedIn, How Exactly Did Our Ancestors Find Jobs?

INFOGRAPHIC: Before LinkedIn, How Exactly Did Our Ancestors Find Jobs? | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Didn't you always wonder how folks found jobs back in the day? I mean the day before LinkedIn. Were there neolithic recruiters? Were headhunters literally that? We will never know.
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Readers Share Tips On Using LinkedIn After A Layoff

Readers Share Tips On Using LinkedIn After A Layoff | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

My first post in this space when I came on board at Forbes, “Conversation With Baby Boomers,” described my goal to create a medium through which readers could share concerns and develop synergies that would not have previously existed. The results were dramatic in response to my recent post about what to say on LinkedIn when you’ve been laid off.

 

Many of you commented in the space below the article, and even more communicated with me directly by e-mail. You strengthened my conviction that we are stronger together than we are separately. I’ve reprinted below a summary of my initial post and comments that reflect the variety of your reactions.

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