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Here is what you need to land your dream job

A new study by a CV and resume writing service called ResumeGo has revealed the one thing that could be stopping you from landing your dream job.

Unemployment rate is high in Nigeria.
  • A new research looks at the link between professional networks and modern-day job seekers.
  • After sending 24,750 fictitious resumes, the study suggests that having a LinkedIn profile could be the key to landing your dream job.

In order to find out how important LinkedIn and other professional networks are for modern-day job seekers, the platform carried out a research between October 2018 and March 2019.

It involved 24,750 fictitious resumes being submitted to job openings on various job search websites.

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What you need to land your dream job 

The result - having a LinkedIn profile can actually increase your chances of landing a job.

According to the study, job seekers with an extensive profile on LinkedIn had a callback rate of 13.5 percent while applicants without any LinkedIn profile had a callback rate of 7.9 percent.

This means those with the resumes that contained a link to the applicant's LinkedIn profile were 71 percent more likely to get called for a job interview than counterparts with "bare-bones" profile.

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One interesting thing the study found was that having a LinkedIn profile worked great for entry-level, mid-level or managerial level jobs. 

Higher job levels, on the other hand, got fewer callback rates, which suggests that having a LinkedIn profile may only be important for certain jobs.

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