What is LinkedIn?
It’s a professional networking site. And, if you are not already a member, you need to be. It’s a MUST.
You can go directly to their site at: LinkedIn.com
If you’re not familiar with LinkedIn.com and even if you are, you should watch this video and read the info that follows it. It will help your job search.
LinkedIn says it is the world’s largest professional network with over 37 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with your trusted contacts.
This video, prepared by LinkedIn, speaks of some of the basic values of the site. But, it is invaluable as an Online Networking site as you attempt to reach contacts within prospective employers.
1. Control your professional brand
Your LinkedIn profile is discoverable through the millions of searches on search engines and on LinkedIn. You’re in control over what others see on your profile, so leverage this to showcase your skills and talents so the right opportunities and people find you.
2. Network and reconnect
With more than 30 million members, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. In addition to reconnecting with past colleagues, business partners, and classmates, you can tap into the knowledge, experience, and connections of your network.
3. Share your knowledge and expertise
4. Receive opportunities
Whether it’s for a consulting gig or job offer, having a presence on LinkedIn means that those who are looking for someone with your experience, knowledge and skills will be able to find you. Likewise, when you’re looking for that special hard-to-find talent, LinkedIn will help you locate and contact them.