LinkedIn – it seems to have become one of the buzzwords but still only, a few actually understand much about LinkedIn other than its stock continues to grow in value. LinkedIn is where you will find 100 million professionals who have gathered. It’s a forward thinking concept, that’s smart and focused.
There are a lot of people that still think of LinkedIn as a site where online resumes are stored. What many don’t realize is that LinkedIn is eight years old. It came to being long before the Great Recession. Moreover, while it is useful in connecting people to job that was really is only a small portion of the creator’s vision for the site. Today the site is so much more than that. As the economy changes and adapts, LinkedIn will be able to continuously offer value to professionals in a number of ways, not just to find jobs. We already have had a taste of where the creators are taking the site. We have seen:
Signal – It’s a tool that allows you to see what is happening in your network by letting you sort through relevant tweets, status updates, and connections. Are you ready for the next rollouts that LinkedIn developers are going to introduce?
You will be happy to know that it’s as easy as can be. Make sure your profile is credible. Take some time to review it at least a couple of times for accuracy. Check to ensure it is complete and that there is no important information missing. Is your story consistent?
Give your connections the attention they deserve. If you do not have enough connections, you will miss out on the powerful tools LinkedIn offers. If you have too many connections then these phenomenal tools also become useless because your network is really just junk. So choose your connections wisely.
Do not be afraid to connect with your connections. Every now and then drop by their profile and say ‘hi,’ ask how their family is doing, or how they have been feeling. If you are aware that someone is completing a major project and find out how things are going and if they are coming together.
It really is very simple. Whether you are looking to find a job, get yourself promoted, or find out more about what is happening in your particular field you will be ready. When you use LinkedIn as the powerful tool, it is you can enjoy website success.