I was going to write a piece on following target companies on LinkedIn when I ran across a good blog on the same topic. Why reinvent the wheel?
Among other great bits of information, the Home Jobs blog site suggests that following target companies on LinkedIn will permit the user to gain:
…a sense of whether the company is hiring at all, it allows you to see the backgrounds of the candidates who are landing jobs there. Although it may be frustrating-or even painful-to see who’s beating you out for particular positions, having that information is also priceless for knowing how to position yourself as a stronger candidate going forward.
That is a fantastic tip!
For the whole (short) article, go to: http://homejobs128.blogspot.com/2010/07/follow-potential-employers-using.html
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