LinkedIn, as we are already aware, is one the leading professional networking platform. It is thriving with a plethora of opportunities and possible networks to tap into. To be able to make the best of LinkedIn for seeking jobs, you must know how to navigate your way to an opportunity and apply.
Easy Apply feature of LinkedIn is an easy-to-use tool that sends your application to the recruiter, while some require you to send in-mails. Constant alerts on LinkedIn related to your job preferences are also pushed in the form of notifications in the app and emails.
Naukri is the largest platform giving opportunities to freshers. It has an easy setup requirement which includes your basic information and resume. Portfolio, if applicable.
You get a chance to reply to recruiters with an in-mail on the app and the website. It recommends the available opportunities based on your preference and the ones being pushed as vacancies which need urgent fulfilling. Other Naukri portal includes lever.co, monster, jobvite, and others.
Much like any other online application platform, Glassdoor also works between recruiters and applicants. This site gives you an added advantage by providing you with employee and ex-employees’ reviews about the companies. These reviews bring to you a great insight into how the company treats its employees, the kind of work culture they have, or the kind of amenities the employees get.
Website Career Section
Majority of the company websites maintain a ‘career section’ which is similar to an application on LinkedIn Jobs. Career Section is one of the most visited pages on a website; you should definitely keep a look-out for these pages. In bigger organizations, we prefer to submit job applications via employee referral rather than the career section.
These sections or pages are mostly mentioned as “Careers” on websites and are a form that as for your resume and a few questions along with your personal information.
Employee referrals are one of the most successful ways in which your application can be chosen by the company. Employee referrals work as a push to your application as a previous employee of the company recommends you for a certain position that you would be fit for. Find out more about employee referrals here. (The “here” can be the link to the second section of LinkedIn series of articles — B2)
Companies get hundreds of applications every day for a single vacancy in their company. It is important for your application to not get lost in the sea of applications. Make sure you have a top-notch application and once you are confident about it, send out your applications and be patient.