5 Global Recruiting Trends To Help You Land Your Dream Job [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 15, 2013

The recruiting world is changing fast - recruiters are becoming more social, mobile, and data-driven. In our newly released 2013 Global Recruiting Trends Report*,  we uncovered five key trends that are changing how employers find, engage, and hire you. What does LinkedIn know about recruiting? Well, 88% of the Fortune 100 and corporations from every industry around the globe use us for recruiting. If you follow these trends, you’ll spot career-advancing opportunities that you wouldn’t have otherwise.

1. Recruiters are relying more and more on social professional networks to find you.

Most of you are happy in your current jobs, but if your dream opportunity fell into your lap today, you’d consider it, right? Well, there’s a recruiter out there who is sitting on your dream job, and they are looking for you.

What you should do: Go where recruiters are, and put your best foot forward. Since they’re using platforms such as LinkedIn more, make it easier for them to find you.

  • Build your profile, keep it updated, and grow your network.
  • Keep your activity fresh and compelling. Share relevant LinkedIn Today content via status updates and join LinkedIn Groups to add color to your profile.

2. Recruiters are increasingly using data to make better hiring decisions.

Recruiters use data analytics to find the right person for a job with the perfect set of skills, expertise, talents and passion.

What you should do: Add specificity to your profile. More input = better matching.

  • Use keywords from the profiles, job descriptions and Company Pages that appeal to you.
  • Think about what sets you apart from other candidates who have the same skills and expertise.
  • Consider adding rich media such as articles, videos, and slideshows.

3. Employers are investing more in managing their reputations.

Employers know you care if they are considered great places to work. And they know you can easily find out. So, they are helping shape those conversations by being more proactive and transparent.

What you should do: Peek into a company’s culture much earlier in the hiring process. Visit Company and Career Pages on LinkedIn to figure out if it’s a good fit.  Join their conversations and engage - you’ll both save time and make better decisions.

4. Companies want your next career move to be in-house, not to the competition.

Most companies recognize the importance of promoting talent from within, and they are putting their money where their mouth is.

What you should do: Look at your own company’s page on LinkedIn to see the latest job openings. Take advantage of the fact that you already know how the company works and already have an internal network. Look at the skills in the jobs that interest you, and find ways to develop them in your current job.

5. Companies are trying to figure out ‘mobile recruiting’ so they can connect with candidates like you who are on the go.

Are you reading this on your phone? Mobile recruiting is in its infancy, but it has huge potential to make the hiring process more immediate and more convenient. One thing is clear - candidates want it and will use it.

What you should do: Download LinkedIn’s mobile app for a mobile-friendly way to find and apply for jobs.

To learn more about recruiting trends, check out Global Recruiting Trends Reports and Infographics.

Recruiting Trends Infographic 2013

* Survey of 3,379 Corporate Recruiting professionals in 19 countries