The Ins and Outs of LinkedIn
Blog Post Written by: Erika Nichols
LinkedIn aka the professional Facebook, is a social media site dedicated to helping people build a professional network. These professional networks can help you find a job, get a job offer, as well as strengthen your application. Here are a few notions that will help you get your profile up and running, so you can expand your network.
Keep everything professional
Imagine if your Myspace account was attached to your resume, how embarrassing. This account is not a place to post drunk selfies from the night before or using in appropriate language. You are trying to create an image that any employer will want in their company. This rule applies to your profile picture, email address, and language.
Grow your network!
Connect with friends, colleagues, teachers, and family members. The more you are connected with the more people your profile will reach.
Also, these people are perfect to give you a personal endorsement. Endorsements from past employers and colleagues strengthens your profile with employers.
On the hunt?
LinkedIn is a great source for job hunting. In the search bar, search a location, company, or job type. From there you should see a tab that says “Jobs”. That tab will show you job posting according to your search terms. Some of these position can be exclusive to LinkedIn.
Keep it updated!
Think of LinkedIn as an extension to your resume. When you update your resume, update your LinkedIn account. You want employers to see the most recent image of you. You want employers to see the organization and opportunities you have been working towards. It can help make your application more powerful.
Want to see an example? Click the link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breanna-ratering-791a62b