Microsoft reveals that LinkedIn users show high engagement in the recent years. High engagement of course means more revenue. Linked has earned 33% increased revenue as compared to the past years. According to the sessional reports, there are 575 million registered members on LinkedIn. The thing is that, even though 575 million is such a huge amount, but the question arises that are they all active on LinkedIn or not? Are they showing engagement or not? It is very easy to create accounts on social applications.

But LinkedIn is not a social application that is used for conversing or for communicating. It is rather professional website that is used for businesses, for networking, for recruiting, for linking up with other businesses. Since, half of the population on the social media applications comprises of youth. Their focus is on the platforms where they can have fun, make friends. And LinkedIn is the total opposite.

You cannot make friends but you can line up with other businesses using LinkedIn. Hence, the majority of youth is not active on LinkedIn. They might have made accounts on this website but they show no engagement.

According to a previously conducted research, LinkedIn had 500 million users that signed up but out of those 500 million, the monthly active users counted to about half of it i.e. 250 million users. Another research revealed the percentage of the active usage rate of LinkedIn, and that was only 25 percent.

But now according to Microsoft, today the engagement of the real Instagram followers have reached to some high levels increasing 34 percent of the active users. People might have become aware of the fact that this platform is very important for their businesses to grow larger globally and economically. All over the world, people are using LinkedIn to grow their businesses, and for the marketing purposes. LinkedIn is also a great source of marketing. It helps you to market your products, services, and brands and make them visible to larger audiences allowing you to grow in your business.

LinkedIn is experiencing an increase in the engagement. According to them, a lot more people are using LinkedIn. People are giving feedbacks, likes, comments, and shares. This shows their level of engagement. LinkedIn users are telling other people the worth of this platform. Because of the promising results in the context of business growth, increased number of audiences, and better marketing of the products and brands, LinkedIn is seeing an increase not only in the number of the monthly and the daily active users but also in their engagement. Because of it, LinkedIn has been able to generate much more revenue. LinkedIn is seeing that only the top users are showing high levels of engagement, but it is working on its policies to make it a better place for businesses to come together and work on a collective task together. LinkedIn is positive in this regard and is expecting more engagement from its users.

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  1. Job Description

The grave sin candidates usually commit when they are clueless about the job they applied for. The rule of thumb for applying to any job–no matter how many jobs–is to do the research. You might think that this mistake is only made by younger job seekers, but that’s not true. It is often also made by people who are desperately looking for another job so they can switch in no time, or by people who are applying for every job that comes their way. These people not only waste their time, but the time of job recruiters as well. On top of that, they make a bad impression in the initial minutes of the interview, when they are clueless about the nature of the position because they applied without reading the job description.

  1. Matching Skills

After reading and understanding the job description, make a list of the skillsets they are looking for, then write down your own skills to see how they match their requirements. Compare them with one another, contrast, and analyse. This exercise will make you confident and prepare you for all the expected questions in the interview.

  1. Study the Company

The best time to research about the company is during the application process. That way, you aren’t shocked when you receive a call for an interview. Such surprise could leave a bad impression. Peruse the official website of the company, research online about the nature of their business, find their clients, and follow them on social media.

  1. Get to Know the Employers

Do this after getting the call for an interview. At this point, you probably know the name of the interviewer(s), and you might have undergone an initial screening over the phone. Start with LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a place where many professionals are reachable, and can be viewed with their online CVs. You can also check out the CEO’s profile. That’s how you can prepare for the interview to be more confident.

  1. CV Tweaking

Whether you are freshly graduated with no professional experience or you have plenty of work experience, it’s essential to proofread your CV before sending it anywhere. You may realize that you need to add or remove something, or fix your timeline of education and prior experience. You can go online to find CV samples, and then use the templates they provide. Some companies may ask for documentation to match with elements of your CV, and have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to discrepancies.

  1. Self-Introduction

The strictness of the interview depends on the type of job and the experience you have. Interviewers typically decides what to ask from candidate to candidate, and how tough they can be on you. Even if they plan to take conduct a test to evaluate your technical abilities, there should be time when they will ask you to give your introduction. Be very well-prepared about giving your self-introduction, because even though it may sound just like an ice-breaker or filler, it could have much greater influence on your entire interview than you might expect.

  1. General Knowledge

No matter how highly qualified and well-experienced you would are, a lack of general knowledge about the world could deter you from getting the job. You may be an Ivy League grad, but someone who can speak eloquently about anything always grabs extra attention in a room full of nerds. The ability to speak and to carry on the conversation helps the interviewers to evaluate your communication skills, which always gets you some additional points.

  1. Get Directions

Before you leave for the interview, confirm the location of the office where you are supposed to go. Plug that in your maps on the phone using Xfinity internet, and ask them about the nearest landmarks for more assistance. This is usually the reason people can’t don’t make it on time. When you know how far the location is from you, you know when exactly to leave so you can be there on time. It might sound cliché, but interviewers find it annoying when you call and tell them you are lost somewhere minutes before your scheduled time.

  1. Overconfidence

Say you have religiously followed all the preparation points discussed above. Perhaps you match the required skills to a tee, and everything looks and feels right. Don’t get this into your head and get overconfident. According to recruiters, even if they think a candidate is 100% fit for the job, they might not hire that candidate if they sense overconfidence. Why? Someone who is too confident about themselves and their abilities is often not approachable when it comes to rectifying mistakes. They may not this is the last point in my list, but it is the most significant one while making career choices.