Find Your Next Job on LinkedIn: Your Community Can Help

January 27, 2019

This time of year, many of us are thinking about making a change and committing to finding a new job. It's an exciting prospect but can also feel a little daunting. We all have different motivations and different definitions of the ideal job – depending on your passions, where you find meaning, the people that make you tick and your perspective on work-life balance. With more than 30 million companies and 20 million job listings posted on LinkedIn, there are jobs on LinkedIn that align with whatever you’re in it for. And people in your professional community can help you get there – according to our research, more than 70% of professionals get hired at a company where they have a professional connection.

On LinkedIn, we see a diverse community of members coming together every day to help each other connect to opportunities. A hiring manager who finds your profile and paves the way to to a surprising opportunity, a referral that opens the door to that new company, a recruiter who helps you realize it’s time for a career change. Your professional network is there and willing to help you get that job. None of us gets there alone.

We spent the past few months capturing stories of amazing members who have leaned on their LinkedIn community to help them land their ideal jobs.

Aaron has always wanted the deaf and hard-of-hearing community to have access to the same opportunities as everyone else. He currently works in sales for a company that provides accessible video conferencing software. He got his job after a hiring manager discovered his profile on LinkedIn.

Lauren Simmons, one of the youngest women to become a full-time trader at the New York Stock Exchange, broke into finance by meeting as many people as she could. She was referred into her equity trader job through a connection on LinkedIn.

Curtis Davis never thought he’d leave Phoenix, but his husband had a dream to move across the country. Curtis started looking for jobs on LinkedIn and found a marketing position for a nonprofit called Civic Hall. After applying for the job, Curtis sent a personal statement to the hiring manager, who interviewed and hired Curtis within days.

Jason Smith was unhappy at his job and looking to make a career change. A recruiter found Jason’s profile on LinkedIn and realized he was perfect for an open role as a Financial Writer. Even though the job wasn’t on Jason’s radar, he spoke with the recruiter, interviewed for the job, and never looked back.

These members are real people who found their ideal jobs with the help of others on LinkedIn. Whatever job you’re looking for, there’s a community of people on LinkedIn who want to help. Check out Linkedin.com/jobs to get started.

Whatever you’re in it for, we’re in it together.

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