GLinkedIn Groups are communities of professionals seeking to share ideas and network around a specific industry or interest. Group members can make business contacts, find answers, post and view jobs, share content, and establish themselves as industry experts.
Joining a Group has the following advantages:
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With close to 1 million active members, Finance Club focuses on helping finance professionals grow their industry network, enhance their career and close more deals.
80,000 Hours: The group for doing good with your career
In this active, 10,000-member group you’ll find job postings, career questions, discussion, advice and professional networking opportunities.
Recruiters look for candidates online. They might write targeted search strings for Google, or they could pay for a LinkedIn recruiter account, to search for candidates based on their work history, job title, or college. It’s quicker, easier, and less expensive than in-person networking to find the right person with precisely the right qualifications. If a position was posted, in many cases, they can also search their Applicant Tracking System (ATS) database of candidates who applied, but frankly the online databases are better.
Of course there is a difference between the “passive” candidate found online who did not apply for a position and the “active” one who sent in an application for a posted job opening. But depending on the job market and type of expertise the work calls for, the passive candidate might be an ideal find that they can convert to an active candidate – after all, they don’t call them “recruiters” for nothing!
One of the easiest things you can do in a job search is to distribute your resume on several sites and increase your chances of finding your next opportunity. The more places your resume can be found, the more exposure you will have, which will increase your chances of getting found by an employer or recruiter. You may even be making yourself available for jobs that are never advertised, such as temporary or contract positions. And isn’t it nice that they reach out to you!
But should you post your resume online? Potential concerns to consider carefully: