On June 24th, Dwight Scott, Director of The Execu|Search Group’s Retained Search division, was featured as a guest on the NPR radio show Marketplace discussing the key role that LinkedIn plays in both the job search and the hiring process, for employers and job seekers alike.
Dwight explains that 65 percent of his placements this year have been found through LinkedIn, preferring to actively search for candidates through LinkedIn over reviewing resumes of applicants. “LinkedIn Recruiter offers powerful, customized search options such as degrees, fields of study, industry, groups, etc. that allow me to narrow in on the specific candidate I’m looking for.”
For job seekers looking to get in front of hiring managers and recruiters, this makes LinkedIn an even more powerful job search tool. The key to being found? It’s as easy as a quick profile update.
You can listen to the segment, here.