Heads up, LinkedIn users: 93% of recruiters are looking at you. LinkedIn users hunting for a job may want to spruce up their profiles.
A recent survey from Jobvite found that 93 percent of job recruiters tap into LinkedIn to find qualified candidates, up from 87 percent last year and 78 percent in 2010. But the other popular social networks are growing in influence as well. In second place, Facebook is used by 66 percent of the recruiters polled, up from 55 percent last year. And Twitter is on the watch list among 54 percent of those surveyed, up from 47 percent last year. Overall, 92 percent of employers and recruiters already use or plan to use social networks to find job candidates this year.
A full 73 percent of the recruiters polled said they hired someone who was found or introduced through a social network. This increased dependency on social networks means job seekers need to be even more careful what they say and how they say it. Credit: Jobvite. The 30 Most Popular Passwords Stolen From LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC] Think your password is unique and clever?
A new inforgraphic from security firm Rapid7 has revealed the top passwords stolen from this week's LinkedIn security breach. There are hundreds of duplicates and patterns associated with the compromised log-in information. "Link" was the number one hacked password, according to Rapid7. But many other LinkedIn users also picked passwords — "work" and "job" for example — that were associated with the career site's content. Religion was also a popular password topic — "god," "angel" and "jesus" also made the top 15. SEE ALSO: How to Check If Your LinkedIn Password Was Stolen Earlier this week, rumors circulated that 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were subject to a security breach.
The breach comes on the heels of news that LinkedIn’s iOS app potentially violates user privacy by sending detailed calendar entries to its servers. For a full look, check out the infographic below. Image courtesy of iStockphoto, PashaIgnatov. 6 Things on Your LinkedIn Profile That Shouldn't Be on Your Resume. Gerrit Hall is the CEO and co-founder of RezScore, a free web application that reads, analyzes and grades resumes instantly.
Connect with Gerrit and RezScore on Facebook and Twitter. Many people think their LinkedIn profiles and their resumes are interchangeable, but you should not send your entire LinkedIn profile into a potential employer and expect to land an interview. While there is the LinkedIn Resume Builder, all that does is reformat your existing profile into a resume — it's not tailored enough to show the value you could bring to the specific job you’re applying for. Sure, LinkedIn and your resume have a lot in common. They both include your professional summary, experience, skills, contact information, education and important links. 1. That job you held in high school is likely not applicable to your career path five years post-graduation, so don’t include it on your resume. 2. 3. 4. 6 Things on Your LinkedIn Profile That Shouldn't Be on Your Resume.
LinkedIn Updates 'People You May Know' Feature. LinkedIn has tweaked its People You May Know feature with a streamlined look and more accurate recommendations, the company announced Tuesday.
The update, announced on LinkedIn's blog, has also made it easier to filter results by company or school. To do so, you merely click on a logo to narrow the recommendations. Such search filters have been around since 2010, but the old interface was based on a checklist on the left-hand side of the page. LinkedIn is rolling out the enhanced feature over the next few weeks, but users can click on this link to access it now. Another new feature is an "endless scroll" — a la Tumblr — that presents your recommendations in a seamless two-column flow. For comparison's sake, here's the old version: And here's the new version: What do you think of the new look? Image courtesy of Flickr, smi23le. 5 Tips For Using LinkedIn's Mobile Site. LinkedIn's mobile site is a powerful way to get in touch with its 135 million users.
February 13, 2012 Have you checked out LinkedIn's mobile site yet? No, not the mobile app–the in-browser mobile site. It's very powerful and very useful for connecting with LinkedIn's 135 million users. After all, mobile page views account for over 11% of total visits to the social network for the professionally minded. LinkedIn released the updated mobile site (along with iPhone and Android apps) last summer. “We are seeing mobile grow at a very rapid pace, as high as 400 percent a year,” Joff Redfern, mobile product director at LinkedIn told The New York Times in August of last year. Want to know more? 1. LinkedIn Plans Mobile Ads This Year. Three Ways To Use Linked In If You're NOT Looking For A Job. A post last week on pimping your LinkedIn profile drew a big response and led to a divide in comments about whether people should be using LinkedIn.
One of the bigger misconceptions in the comments was that LinkedIn is primarily a job-hunting site. But there are reasons to use LinkedIn even if you have a job you love, aside from the obvious benefits of keeping up on your industry and making connections with potential business partners. Among them: