Can LinkedIn really help you advance your career or get hired? Microsoft’s senior recruiting director told me: “HR, recruiters, and hiring managers constantly use Linkedin when seeking job candidates, so by all means you most definitely need to a have an effective profile on their site.”
The interviewer asks: Why has it taken you so long to find a job?
It’s difficult to believe that employers are still asking this type of question. Don’t they read the newspapers or listen to the news? If they were informed, they would know the answer; i.e. jobs are very scarce and difficult to find these days, and unemployment is still high, despite improvements in the economic picture.