Why Your Career and Your Future Need LinkedIn

With technology ever-changing, it is important to update your business portfolio accordingly.  No longer is a paper resume and cover letter the only thing employers expect or look for. LinkedIn is where it’s at and only getting better.  With LinkedIn you can:

  • Express yourself, articulate what you stand for, and advertise your personal brand.  Let the real you shine through!

  • Show off your professional headshot.  A picture is worth a thousand words, so make it a good one!

  • Describe who you are and explain in greater detail what it is you’ve done in the past at work.  This is the place to elaborate off of your resume.

  • Flaunt your endorsements.  Have any references, or friends who can vouch for your skills? Ask them to endorse you.  It takes two seconds and the more you have, the more official you’ll look.

  • Add any alternate sites to your profile.  This is the ideal spot to showcase your: blog, photography page, personal website, or statistical charts.

  • Job search.  LinkedIn gives you insight to the job openings in your area, in your field, and in correlation to your skill set.

  • Connect.  It’s all about who you know, after all.  Establish a solid group of business professionals, network, and be on your way!

There’s no need to be nervous when setting up your LinkedIn page.  They are practically foolproof and don’t take very long to create.  In no time at all, you’ll be jumpstarting your career and networking like a pro!