LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 259 million members in over 200 countries and territories. It is a great place to get more engaged in your professional field.
You are able to use LinkedIn as a tool to build your professional identity online and stay in touch with colleagues and classmates, to discover professional opportunities, business deals and new ventures, to get the latest news, inspiration, and insights you need to be great at what you do.
Tricks in using LinkedIn
-Use a professional picture: you are seven times more likely to have your profile viewed if you have a picture on your profile. If you leave a networking event with a handful of business cards and intend to follow up on LinkedIn, it’s much harder for you to remember who’s who with out pictures.
-Don’t not skip the status: Linked In status is the right place to update your network about your professional accomplishments and progress. Always put something new in your status to keep it fresh, and show you are active and engaged.
-Don’t skip the summary: Since so many people are competing for the same jobs with similar educations and qualifications, filling out the summary can give you an edge with a prospective employer
-Connect with “People You May Know”: Build a More Powerful LinkedIn Network with “People You May Know”. The “People You May Know” simplifies the experience of growing your network. It does that by bringing all your pending invitations and suggestions to connect together in one place.
To start to use this social media platform for connecting with professionals. If you prepare yourself as early as possible, you can easily stay ahead of your competition when it comes to landing a job of your interest.