Before I started working in a recruitment agency I had never used Linkedin and truthfully, had never understood it either.
This is going back over four years, but online networking and social media for business had not impacted me in my previous roles and if I’m being honest I found the whole thing a bit daunting.
My previous work experience had been in quite traditional companies were going onto any kind of social media site was frowned upon and considered ‘not working’. What I have learnt over the last four years is social media and online networking are not to be avoided or feared, embrace them and do it quickly because they aren’t going anywhere! The benefits of Linkedin are endless, increasing your network, promoting a business, promoting yourself, accessing experts in other areas, researching businesses, etc.
Whether you are starting off in your career, have maybe been out of work for a number of years and are coming back or have just never taken the Linkedin plunge – now is the time too! In the professional world Linkedin can be a powerful tool but only if used effectively. What’s most important is to have your Linkedin presenting you in the best possible way. Your Linkedin profile is essentially your online CV, always keep this in mind and imagine how people reading your profile will see it.
Below are my top 5 tips for getting your Linkedin profile up and running:
We really hope you reap the benefits of Linkedin in your career. Done right, it really can connect to great people and fantastic opportunities.