LinkedIn Is Like A Networking Event, But Online!
November 21, 2019
The mission of LinkedIn is simple: connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful (LinkedIn, 2019).
LinkedIn is a social media networking site that portrays and highlights your skills, employment history, experience, and your education. LinkedIn is basically like Facebook, but for your professional career. LinkedIn is a great opportunity for absolutely anyone, whether you're a student, career professional or small business owner, it is a great resource for you to expand your connections and find new opportunities to grow your professional career. LinkedIn is like a networking event, but online! By getting a “connection” you can private message people, and view their experiences and background in a neatly organized way.
LinkedIn is very beneficial in other ways as well. Firstly, you can use LinkedIn as your resume. Your profile represents and encompasses your training, understanding and skill into one cohesive space. It allows you to connect with old colleagues, friends, teachers and other individuals you want to reconnect with. The best part is you get to find and connect with new business professionals either locally or internationally! Finally, another great aspect of this site is you get to link with people who have similar interests as you that you can relate to. This is a great platform to join groups that are relevant to you.
I personally love LinkedIn because it hosts more than 500 million professional profiles, which means nearly an unlimited supply of network connections. I use it to network and build my professional brand online. LinkedIn is such an important networking tool. Even if you're an introvert and hate networking events, you can still foster meaningful LinkedIn connections. Through LinkedIn, you can build a relationship with mutual connections, folks in your field, and even your greatest role models.
Like other social networks, LinkedIn aggregates a timeline when you log in. There, you'll find news updates from your connections, your groups, and your company. It's both fun and wise to keep tabs on industry trends and reports.
Written by Monika