● Invest in yourself: Online courses can bridge the gap when learning new skills or brushing up on existing ones. For job seekers, it’s vital to understand the skills that are in demand, what skills you have that are transferable and what skills you need to learn. LinkedIn Learning has over 18,000 courses available, for anyone looking to invest in themselves, including free access to Build a Career You Love No Matter the Market to help job seekers prepare for their next career move.
● Stay on top of the latest updates: In a shifting, competitive job market, the latest information could give you the advantage you need. LinkedIn’s Get Hired newsletter provides timely job search advice and shows which companies are currently hiring and these Top Voices are the ones to follow to stay in the know of certain topics/subjects.
● Create a standout profile: Be sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date to stand out to recruiters. LinkedIn members with a profile photo have 21 times more views and up to 9 times more connection requests than members who don’t. Be sure to include a short summary of your background and highlight your key skills. You can also let recruiters and your network know you’re open to new opportunities by enabling the ‘Open to Work’ feature on your profile.
● Look for in-demand roles: Whilst the job market as a whole is tightening, our data shows roles in areas such as business functions sales, cyber security, and sustainability are on the rise. If you’re looking at a career change, making a smart choice on what industry you enter is essential.
● Get interview ready: Employers will be looking for the best fit, so before each application, think - why is this role for you? How can you demonstrate that? Why should they hire you over someone else? By using tools like LinkedIn interview prep, you can prepare yourself for any interview.