LinkedIn has become the place to do professional networking on the internet. The site allows professionals and companies to connect on the website and share information. Companies looking to hire can look at professional’s resumes, posts, and job history. Along with sharing resumes, posts and job history, professionals can connect with other professionals that can endorse skills that you may have. This is why LinkedIn is a job application portal and a social media platform.
For professionals, LinkedIn is a great tool for finding connections that will help you find jobs. Sharing projects that you have worked on also make LinkedIn an awesome resource for companies to look at your work. Getting endorsements also goes a long way in job searching.
For companies, LinkedIn is a game changer in hiring new employees. Having the ability to look into prospects career history really gives companies a good idea of what each prospect brings to the table. Companies can use endorsements to find the right person for the job.
LinkedIn is all about networking, so it is imperative to connect with as many people as possible. Connections are the biggest feature of LinkedIn. In business, much of the time it isn’t what you know, it is who you know. Connecting allow professionals to get in contact with employees that work in companies that they may be interested in. If a company sees that you are connected with a lot of their employees they may be more inclined to give you a look.
LinkedIn can be huge for you when you are looking for employment. The biggest thing you can do for your profile is to buff it out. Looking professional and having a complete record and description of work history and accomplishments does nothing but help you in the long run when looking for employment.
So when starting your own LinkedIn profile, look presentable and get connecting. You will never know which connection will help you land that awesome job you have been waiting for!