The job market has been tough for people in the last decade or so since the economy collapse. People looking to land a new job have been more creative than ever in their search and how they approach networking. Nowadays, networking for your career is easier than ever. Thanks to LinkedIn, a social media platform specializing in career networking and making professional connections, job candidates can connect with people who they may otherwise never have contacted. LinkedIn also allows you to explore “connections” and see who else you might know in the field you’re looking to get involved in.
When it comes to a job search, the old adage of “who you know” certainly applies. The problem though, is that sometimes it’s hard to figure out exactly who you know if you can’t see the professional connection. LinkedIn shows these connections so that if your friend knows someone helpful, you can see that and check out that connection.
LinkedIn also allows you to showcase your resume in skills in a really unique way where your connections can vouch for you and “beef” up your credentials. This is digital networking at its finest. Right at your fingertips, whether at your computer or on your cell phone, you can connect and network with people all over the world. This kind of thing wouldn’t have even been a possibility prior to platforms like this one. LinkedIn gives people much greater odds of landing a job since the networking is so simple and straightforward.
When you network professionally, you’re looking to really solidify your brand and get people knowing who you are and what you stand for. Sometimes that can be really difficult if you only have a few minutes with someone you’re trying to impress at a networking event. With LinkedIn, you have more time to show off your experience and more opportunities to convince people not only that they should hire you but why you’re the absolute best choice for them.
With traditional, in person networking it’s often waiting around for the exact right opportunities to arise. You can seek those networking connections and possibilities out with LinkedIn and take charge of you job search.
Revolutionize the way you network and bring your job search into the 21st century with LinkedIn.