1.1 Why LinkedIn for STEM?
LinkedIn is an effective and increasingly popular platform, especially for STEM recruitment, so it is worth getting to know how best to use it to your advantage. In a recent review based on data from over 300 million LinkedIn member profiles worldwide, 18 of the 25 positions listed were STEM roles. In other words, STEM specialities dominate hiring priorities, especially in the technology sector.
According to the report, the ten most sought after skills include:
- statistical analysis and data mining
- middleware and integration software
- business intelligence
- storage systems and management
- mobile development
- network and information security
- SEO/SEM marketing
- foreign language translation
- Java development
The author of the report Maria Ignatova (2014) explains:
We thought it would be interesting for both recruiters and candidates to see what were the ‘hottest professional skills on LinkedIn in 2014’ – or put it in other words, what skills got people hired and kept recruiters searching this past year …
Listen to John, an SSE HR manager, talk about how he uses LinkedIn in his company's recruitment.