Did you apply to one of the top viewed jobs on LinkedIn in 2018? With the royal family in the headlines so often this year, you may not be surprised to learn that some of the most viewed jobs on LinkedIn in the UK during 2018 were connected with working for the monarchy. The number two role was a communications assistant job for The Royal Household while in at number eight was the role of Private Secretary to HRH the Princess Royal.
But the job viewed most often on LinkedIn during 2018 was a management consultant role at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) with more than 70,000 views. While BCG was voted one of the best companies in the world to work for last year, it is thought the top ten list was more or less in line with the greater interest shown by candidates in technology roles right across the employment market. Data scientist jobs and java developer jobs scored highly in the end of year league tables for most viewed work adverts, while a management consultant job came in at number four.
Attracting big views for big jobs
In all, the top 25 viewed job postings managed to secure nearly one million views, demonstrating just how important LinkedIn has become as a recruitment and employment tool for hirers and candidates alike. Roles in property and finance were also high in the rankings, joining the traditional in-demand vacancies in TV and media.
While these figures were for the UK, the same trends were seen across the rest of the world with technology jobs, such as a business development manager job at Amazon and jobs at Facebook all sought out by candidates.
How to land one of the world’s most sought-after LinkedIn jobs
With so much competition for these roles, what can candidates do to stand out and maximise their chances of success when it comes to securing one of these in-demand jobs?
If you’re targeting a popular company such as Google or Facebook, then it’s a good idea to explain clearly why you want to join that specific company. Try to be creative. You’re in competition with thousands of other candidates, so think of ways to stand out. After all, LinkedIn is more than just a place you upload your CV; it’s a platform you can use to showcase your personality and your ideas, as well as your skills and experience, so keep your profile up to date and highlight your most recent experience.
Try to customise your profile headline to drive home the type of job you’re looking for and what you can offer. For example, if you’re looking for an architect job, your headline could read – ‘Looking to build my career?’ – just try not to be not so cheesy!
It can be useful to get involved in LinkedIn professional groups. These are places where you can show your expertise, share opinions and demonstrate that you have a real passion for what you do.
But, with so many people applying for these popular roles, the chances of getting to an interview stage are quite slim. Fortunately, you’ll discover plenty of similar roles over at Zoek where we’ll do everything we can to make sure your profile gets to the right people and the right jobs get to you.
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