How to maximize your LinkedIn presence and land a high-paying job at the professional networking company

How to maximize your LinkedIn presence and land a high-paying job at the professional networking company
Former LinkedIn CEP and current executive chairman Jeff Weiner. AP Photo/Eric Risberg
  • LinkedIn has become a staple of white collar work and the job hunt process.
  • The networking platform allows users to maximize their professional online presence.

Linkedin is to white-collar workers what Instagram is to influencers: The job-search site is one of the key ways professionals build their network, influence, and careers.

But aside from job openings and career-related content, LinkedIn is also an employer with over 22,000 workers, and according to the company reviews site Glassdoor, nearly 90% of LinkedIn employees would recommend working at the job-search platform to a friend.

It's little surprise that LinkedIn is regularly named one of the best places to work - claiming the No. 13 spot on Glassdoor's list of best places to work by employee choice in 2021. Job seekers can and should use the platform to help launch their careers, especially if they're interested in working at the platform itself.

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Here are the things any job candidate looking to grow their skills and join LinkedIn should know before starting the application process.

How to use LinkedIn to adapt to the changing job market

How to maximize your LinkedIn presence and land a high-paying job at the professional networking company
Job seekers can use LinkedIn learning courses to grow their skill sets before applying for jobs. Halfpoint/Getty Images

A recent LinkedIn study found 59% of Americans have experienced a "career awakening" - a phenomenon where workers realize they want more opportunity and passion in the workplace. This has led to some workers to want to switch industries entirely.


As a result, many job seekers will need to reskill and rethink how they approach the hiring process, Tomer Cohen, LinkedIn's chief product officer, previously told Insider. In response to this need, LinkedIn has made some of its LinkedIn Learning courses free for all users until the end of the month.

Becoming a paid member of LinkedIn can earn job seekers access to some of the websites most popular lessons, including sessions such as "Delivering an Authentic Elevator Pitch" and "The Six Morning Habits of High Performers." LinkedIn membership costs $19.99 or $29.99 per month depending on the plan.

Additionally, LinkedIn has witnessed a record level of job openings and recruiter activity over the past year, Cohen previously said. To make the job hunt easier for candidates LinkedIn introduced new filters to allow users to decide whether they want to search for remote, hybrid, or on-site only jobs.

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How to get a job at LinkedIn

How to maximize your LinkedIn presence and land a high-paying job at the professional networking company
LinkedIn is hiring for over 1000 open positions. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo

LinkedIn has more than 1,000 open jobs right now.

The company isn't just looking for engineers or tech workers but also marketers, communication experts, sales representatives, and more. And job seekers are in luck, according to Loni Olazaba, LinkedIn's former director of inclusion recruiting. Olazaba previously told Insider that the company's hiring process has sped up in response to the hot job market, such that offers only take two weeks in some cases.

One quality all job seekers should show when applying for the company is an understanding and passion for the company, both Olazaba and Reno Perry, former talent solutions consultant at LinkedIn, previously told Insider.


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What life at LinkedIn looks like

How to maximize your LinkedIn presence and land a high-paying job at the professional networking company
LinkedIn has more than 16,000 full-time employees. SOPA Images / Getty Images

LinkedIn isn't just committed to selecting the best talent; it's committed to keeping it.


In June 2020, Teuila Hanson, LinkedIn's chief people officer, and her team spearheaded a new initiative to compensate employee resource groups, or ERGs. ERGs are meant to bring together workers of shared identities who can then advocate for their communities.

LinkedIn's ERG chairs serve two-year terms and receive $10,000 per year.

Additionally, the company aims to offer professional development opportunities for all its employees, such as LinkedIn "Career Month," a month-long program with workshops, speakers sessions, and talent opportunities to help LinkedIn employees grow their careers at the company.

"It's dedicated time to support our employees in their career journeys and help them realize their career goals and transformations here at LinkedIn," Hanson said.

Career Month was made optional and remote so that LinkedIn employees across the world could participate to their desired degree. In July, CEO Ryan Roslansky made a decision about the company's work model for similar reasons - announcing the company would abandon the "one-size-fits-all" approach and make most positions remote or hybrid.


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