22 LinkedIn Recruiting Statistics (2020) | By the Numbers



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LinkedIn Recruiting Statistics

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Here is a comprehensive list of the LinkedIn recruiting statistics and facts that you need to know. This is an offshoot of my original LinkedIn stat post that was becoming unmanageable with the amount of stats that had been added to it.

LinkedIn Recruiting Statistics

Average number of job applications submitted on LinkedIn monthly:

100 million

Last updated 2/28/19


Number of US companies that use LinkedIn to recruit:

20,000

Last updated 3/7/18


Number of active job listings on LinkedIn:

20 million jobs

Last updated 4/22/19


Increase in LinkedIn InMail between recruiters and members from 2015-17:

40%


Number of LinkedIn users that have enabled the Open Candidate feature:

3.4 million

Last updated 2/14/17


Number of LinkedIn users that identify themselves as contractors:

4 million

Last updated 2/14/17


Keeping your positions up to date in your LinkedIn profile makes you 18 times more likely to be found in searches by members and recruiters.

Last updated 8/3/16


Percentage of recruiters that use LinkedIn to vet candidates:

94%

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 9/10/13


Percentage of recruiters that only use LinkedIn for social outreach:

48%

Last updated 1/16/14


Average number of connections that recruiters have on LinkedIn:

616

Last updated 1/16/14


Increase in job views on LinkedIn compared to Facebook:

5.7x.

Last updated 1/16/14


Increase in job views on LinkedIn compared to Twitter:

3x.

Last updated 1/16/14


Percentage of LinkedIn users that use the mobile app to search for jobs:

40%

Last updated 10/29/15


Percentage of job postings on LinkedIn that require a Bachelor's degree:

65%

Last updated 12/22/15


Hottest skill to get a new job in 2016 according to LinkedIn:

Cloud and Distributed Computing 


2nd hottest skill to get a new job in 2016 according to LinkedIn:

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining


Increase in InMail response rate when you personalize it:

15%

Last updated 7/16/17


Increase in InMail response rate when the recipient shares a LinkedIn group with the sender:

21%

Last updated 7/16/17


Increase in InMail response rate when the sender references a former employer:

27%

Last updated 7/16/17

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