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Young Professional’s Guide To Searching for Jobs on LinkedIn

by Natasha Christopher

With more companies embracing technology to grow their businesses, exciting opportunities for young and digitally-savvy professionals are emerging in the country. If you are currently looking for a job, here are five tips to help you get started in your career journey.

1. Make your LinkedIn profile shine 

Upload a recent solo photo taken with good lighting, cropping the picture so that your face is clearly seen. Add a summary and share details that will enlighten recruiters about what makes you a great hire.

2. Showcase and enhance your skills 

Image via CareerBuilder

Image via CareerBuilder

LinkedIn has found that various tech skills are in demand today. At the same time, companies also value soft skills, such as your ability to work with different people. If your dream job requires skills that you still need to master, check out online courses on platforms like LinkedIn Learning. Once you feel more confident, consider taking LinkedIn Skills Assessment to prove your proficiency.

3. Explore Jobs on LinkedIn 

Take advantage of LinkedIn Jobs to help you search by industry, function, and experience. Set instant job notifications so you will see openings as soon as they are posted and you can be one of the first to apply.

4. Connect with People 

Check your network in case you have any connections at the companies that interest you. Reach out to them if they would be willing to give you a referral.

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5. Keep up with the companies you would want to work for 

Follow Linkedin Company Pages and set alerts in case they have openings. This lets recruiters know you are interested and helps increase your chances of hearing from them.

Not only does LinkedIn have a wide variety of job opportunities, it also has the community to help you find the right one.

Besides that, small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Malaysia are also recruiting young talent to help them acheive their goals. Generation Y, also known as millennials, make up 76 percent of SMB employees, while Generation Z, who have recently graduated from college and are stepping into their first jobs, account for 7 percent. Generation X comprise 15% of SMB employees.


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