It's used by 98% of recruiters and it's very possible for you to stand out...:
Bottom Line: Recently we've had research demonstrating that the single most important resource for professional career advancement for business professionals is LinkedIn. We now have updated statistics and a little extra guidance about how to shine or bomb on the platform. The first, most important number, is in the headline.
- 98% of recruiters now use LinkedIn as a resource for professional job placement
That's an - any questions? Type of stat. But still that doesn't mean that simply being there will enhance success. Some of the best stuff you do is simply not doing the wrong stuff. There are two considerations that you'll want to adhere to for success on the platform. First eliminate the top two pet peeves of the average recruiter...
1. Spelling errors
2. Grammatical errors
Most recruiters won't even advance past spelling errors if they're looking at your profile according to the latest findings of Fortune. Beyond those two - being intentional matters. The same research indicated that many will treat LinkedIn as other social platform when it comes to connections. "Putting points on the board" with a bunch of connections can backfire if it simply looks like you're attempting to connect with anyone and everyone rather than those that make professional sense. Being intentional in your social media professional habits often translates into more intentional behavior generally. So you really want to consider the relevance of connections on the platform.