Linkedin(to) Job Opportunities: Experimental Evidence from Job Readiness Training

  title={Linkedin(to) Job Opportunities: Experimental Evidence from Job Readiness Training},
  author={Laurel Wheeler and Robert J. Garlick and Eric B. Johnson and Patrick Shaw and M Gargano},
  journal={Labor: Human Capital eJournal},
Online professional networking platforms are widely used and may help workers to search for and obtain jobs. We run the first randomized evaluation of training work seekers to join and use one of the largest platforms, LinkedIn. Training increases the end-of-program employment rate by 10 percent (7 percentage points), and this effect persists for at least 12 months. The available employment, platform use, and job search data suggest that employment effects are explained by work seekers using… 

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