Thursday, 6 December 2012

Make The Most Of Your LinkedIn Profile


LinkedIn is by far the world’s largest professional network. It has over 187 million members and continues to grow rapidly.


A LinkedIn profile is beneficial in many ways. First, it conveniently connects you to contacts with whom you can exchange ideas, sources, opportunities in view of a broader network of professionals.

The short clip below gives an introduction to the several imperative uses of LinkedIn.




As is evident, a LinkedIn profile helps you increase your visibility online, giving you the golden opportunity to showcase your talents, qualifications and experience online towards the right contacts and opportunities.

This is why keeping your LinkedIn profile up-to-date is essential. Update your profile from time to time, adding on the latest information regarding work and or qualifications. Interestingly, it has been noted that with updated and complete profiles are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn!

However, keep in mind that your connections should represent your 'real world' network. When you have contacts that you do actually know, you can ask them for recommendations or introductions to jobs or opportunities that you are likely to be interested in.

To facilitate the process of building your network, adding contacts you already know, start by using the address book importer where you can import your address book directly from web-based email clients like Gmail or Yahoo! Mail; otherwise, you can use the Outlook address book importer. You can also make use of the 'People You May Know' drop-down box, which, similar to Facebook gives you updates of contacts that LinkedIn has identified to be in your network.

Update your LinkedIn profile and increase your job prospects!

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Nikita Pisani at Muovo






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