A new pop-up pub, The Linked Inn is coming to Manchester next month to refresh the traditional idea of job hunting.
The Linked Inn, created by the world’s largest professional network LinkedIn, will be open for two days in Deansgate Locks following its successful run in London earlier this year. The pub aims to show how socialising with your community can get you closer to the job you want.
Punters at The Linked Inn will be able to meet with some of the UK’s hottest companies who are currently on the look-out for talent in Manchester. Heineken, H&M and Auto Trader are just some of the names who will be advertising ‘live job specials’ at the pub – meaning that prospective candidates could secure themselves a job simply by popping down for an after-work drink.
Personal advice from LinkedIn experts will be on offer to help people boost their profiles, grow their network and make the most of their online community. A professional photographer will also be resident on both nights giving people the chance to perfect their LinkedIn profile picture.
The launch follows research which reveals that 45 per cent of people would rather be down the pub than spend time applying for a new role. With 36 per cent of Brits admitting it took them a long time to find a role they wanted to apply for and a further 30 per cent claiming they have found the application process lengthy, LinkedIn wants to show that the job seeking process doesn’t need to be as arduous as we think.
Darain Faraz, Careers Expert, LinkedIn comments: “After the overwhelming success of The Linked Inn in London, it’s hugely exciting to be able to open the pub’s doors in Manchester. We want to show that by engaging with your professional network in the same way you would your social network, whether that’s in a pub or online, you can get closer to the job you want. Whoever said the job seeking process had to be a grueling one?!”
See below for the full list of activities taking place at The Linked Inn across the two days:
A series of live job vacancies will be on offer at the pub from a selection of companies such as Heineken, H&M and Auto Trader. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with hiring managers to find out more about the role and even land themselves an on-the-spot informal interview.
Those who want to get their professional profiles in tip top shape or just want to find out how to make more of their network can enlist the help of LinkedIn experts who will be on hand throughout the event. From the know-how on writing the very best profile and bartering for a better salary – to getting noticed by recruiters, it’s a fast track opportunity to get to the top of the talent pool.
Punters will have the opportunity to spruce up their profile picture with the help of a professional portrait photographer.
When: Tuesday 4th – Wednesday 5th June; 5pm-9pm
Where: The Linked Inn (Atlas Bar), 376 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LY
What: Live job vacancies on offer with companies including Heineken, H&M and Auto Trader
Entry: Guests can register here. Entrants must have a LinkedIn profile and be over 18 (ID may be required)