"Linkedin " as Job portal


Do you think that LinkedIn has changed the Job Posting and Job Searching Market ? With a social profile and skill matrix LinkedIn is becoming popular for Job applications. Its not only a social network site anymore.

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Hitesh Mathpal
7 months ago

3 answers


absolutely. All recruiting is on an equal playing field now. All potential candidates are on linked in. No need to hire a headhunter; just get an upgraded membership to linked in and message people about jobs

Ellen Raim
7 months ago
Thanks Ellen. What is your take on its Social networking aspect ? Is it becoming more Job portal than a social site ? - Hitesh 7 months ago

While seeking new opportunities for myself or looking to add to my teams I start with LinkedIn. The evolution of LinkedIn has provided a forum for not only professional networking but skills development, recognition for accomplishments within LI learning,
I do not think that in all cases LI can replace talent acquisition professionals. It CAN enhance and speed up those professional's work product.
I believe LI has managed their brand and is cultivating what appears to be a natural progression into a job portal based on the millions of professional profiles they host. That data has value and as a corporation they are extracting value by connecting professionals with opportunities. I feel LI has avoided becoming a "Monster" or "Career Builder" type of job board by continuing to provide content, learning and the power of connecting with others.

Oren Birks, MBA
7 months ago

Linked In has become the go-to place for recruitment and market research. Why start anywhere else?

David Cottrell
7 months ago

Have some input?