/ Asked by Laura
Do graduates get offered jobs through LinkedIn?
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Monday, February 29, 2016
An interesting question!  So typically I would say LinkedIn is your pathway to networking and job searching, but not the actual job offer.  In most organizations there is a standardized process of application, interview, job offer (or a combination of similar steps).  An actual formal job offer should include a letter of intent with the position, salary, benefits etc. 

Now don't get me wrong here, LinkedIn is a great tool to use to get you to your job offer!  You need to find the method(s) of networking that work for you.

Best of luck!
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016
LinkedIn is a great networking and job searching tool and often times, can lead to job offers. I'm not sure what context you are asking this question but if you receive a job offer via LinkedIn and haven't gone through a formal, in person interview process, I would be hesitant. LinkedIn can lead to purposeful networking and even job interviews but when it comes to the point of offer extension, most companies have their own process or system in place for this. There are always recruiting scams going around so if you receive a job offer via LinkedIn and haven't had a formal, in person interview with a reputable company, I would be cautious.
Many recruiters use LinkedIn to search candidate profiles and post open positions. This can be a great resource as you begin your job search! Ensure your profile is up to date and includes as much information as possible. I would recommend treating your profile as your resume. Also, be sure to include a picture. It makes your profile appear more personable and as if a recruiter is connecting with a real person.
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, March 4, 2016
LinkedIn is a very strong networking tool, as well as a job searching tool.  Therefore, it is possible to find a job from a LinkedIn posting, however, I would say that it is unlikely that a job offer itself would come directly through this tool.  That being said, LinkedIn is a powerful tool for your job search right now.  Leverage it as much as you can by research potential contacts at companies which you are targeting, connect with those individuals and build your network.  Also, if you build a robust profile for yourself, it can be a great tool for others to find you.
Answered by Traci, Hiring Expert at Accenture, on Monday, March 7, 2016
The chances of a graduate or an experienced professional getting a job offer through LinkedIn are probably the same. However, I would recommend using LinkedIn as a networking tool and as a first step to identifying roles or organizations that may be of interest to you rather than seeing it just as a tool to get a job offer. LinkedIn can be used to help you build connections, identify open roles at an organization and to get more insight into the responsibilities of any given role. Taking all these steps to better understand an organization and a role can help you get your foot in the door with an organization and in turn, give you the opportunity to interview and get an offer.
Answered by Sebastian, Hiring Expert at Grace, on Friday, March 25, 2016
Great question! I do not believe that actual job offers would come through LinkedIn, but it is certainly a great platform for a first introduction or message exchange. We have seen that the LinkedIn community is rapidly growing, so even as a graduate it is a great place for networking. Quite a lot of companies do also post their entry level positions on LinkedIn. In addition to that you will find a variety of groups which can be used for knowledge transfer, general networking or even job postings. Make sure your profile is up to date. 
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