With the rapid ascension of social media use, especially among college students and recent grads, none may be more vital than LinkedIn in landing a job.
According to research, 92 percent of companies use LinkedIn or some form of social media as a recruiting tool, and 79 percent of all jobs are posted on social media. Sixty one percent of all LinkedIn members are hiring managers and executives.
There are 200 million people currently on LinkedIn so that means there are a lot of jobs and contacts out there waiting for you.
“Anyone who means anything to your career is probably on LinkedIn,” said Debra Manente, who is the associate director of the Career Services Department at Post University.