3 Things Recruiters Wish You Knew About LinkedIn


More and more recruiters are now using LinkedIn to find talent. Have you ever wondered how they find talent, and what they look for? There are several factors that will help them find you easier.


Here are a few things that appeals to them:

1. If you expand your network, you can be found easier

Some recruiters have a LinkedIn Recruiter account that allows them to view any profile. However, many recruiters only have a standard account that only allows them to view first, second, and third degree connections. So, it’s important to grow your network to help recruiters find you easier.


2. Recruiters like to hang out where the talent is

Industry groups on LinkedIn are filled with talented people, who are engaging in thought-provoking discussions in their industry. These groups attract recruiters, so make sure you participate in these groups to get noticed.


3. First impressions are now made online

Your LinkedIn profile will probably be the first thing a recruiter sees of you. If you have an incomplete profile, this could leave a bad first impression. Make sure you fill out your industry info, add a summary, and keep your profile updated. First impressions count, so make yours a good one.


Being visible on LinkedIn will attract the attention of recruiters. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience, or many achievements, you can still be noticed. So, grow your network on LinkedIn, be active, and get that job.

David Griffiths

David Griffiths

Founder & Director - Social Check™

Social Check™ helps individuals to look the very best they can online and ensure that their personal online brand is as strong as it can be. Social Check’s unique technology helps people to rapidly, cheaply and easily audit their existing online presence and then take swift action to remedy issues and improve it. With a background of holding senior roles in multi-national corporates, David is passionate about business strategy, social media, innovation, start-ups, leadership, personal branding, executive development, brand reputation, reputational risk and digital marketing.