'Comprehensive' LinkedIn Profile 71% More Likely to Get Interviews, Study

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We all know how important LinkedIn has become, but this study points to some strong statistics.

The Findings

At the conclusion of the five-month field experiment, ResumeGo found that applicants with “comprehensive” LinkedIn profiles had a 13.5% callback rate, applicants without LinkedIn profiles had a 7.9% callback rate, and applicants with “bare bones” LinkedIn profiles had a 7.2% callback rate.

However, Yang notes, as the job level increased (from entry-level to mid-level to managerial-level), the importance of the LinkedIn profile decreased.

So if you’re on the lower end of the corporate ladder, updating your online resume could be an important step in your rise to the top.