What is Linkedin?
Linkedin is a work based social networking service. It allows you to create a personal profile to help promote yourself into the workforce. Businesses and individuals can create content that can introduce them to the right people.
Why have a profile?
Millions of people use Linkedin and more add themselves to the site every day. Businesses can see what you look like and what you have achieved in your professional life. Your skills can be matched to their job opportunity and you can be contacted easily if you are suitable. Connections can be made with people you already know. People you may want to work with in the future can also be great professional connections.
What should you put in your profile?
Your profile should be similar to a resume. List your career history, education and then add other content that you want to mention. Volunteer work, published work and collaborations can boost your profile. Your photo should be professional and reflect the type of work that you do.
Who can see your profile?
Privacy settings are a feature of Linkedin and you can customise your profile for different reasons. If set to public, anyone can access your profile and find you on well known search engines. Changing the visibility can restrict what people are seeing if they are not members of Linkedin themselves.
Three top reasons to be on Linkedin:
- Make connections and network with influential people.
- Search job listings advertised by your favourite companies.
- Create an international presence that gives you access to opportunities no matter where you are in the world.
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