These days, there’s a social media website for almost everything; books, academics, sports, art, politics, job hiring, etc., and people all over the world use social media to post their pictures, thoughts, ideas, etc.,
So, it’s no surprise that today’s working professionals use social media websites as a resource to grow their business or land their dream job. Specifically, LinkedIn is the social media resource for job hunting/searching and networking. Employees use LinkedIn to find a job and employers use it to find new people to work for them. It’s the best way for business professionals to connect, as over 47.6 million people from all over the world use it.
Why is LinkedIn Perfect for Business Networking?
- Everyone Uses LinkedIn
LinkedIn profiles are a great way for job hunters to show off their impressive work history and experience. Hiring managers can also see all the necessary information in one place, making the hiring process easier and convenient for them. In the last year, the number of companies that use LinkedIn has doubled, as more people are found and hired through their LinkedIn profiles.
So, why not create a profile? It’s a safe way to connect with industry professionals. Also, because so many people use it, it’s a great way to network. You’re likely to find someone you know that can be the connection to getting you that dream job.
- LinkedIn Makes Networking Easier
Networking has always been important when it comes to landing a job. If you don’t know someone that works at the company that you’re interviewing for, then it’ll be that much harder to land that job. One of the great things about LinkedIn is that it lets you know if you have a connection with someone (fellow alumni, friends, old colleagues, etc.,), that works at the company you’re looking at.
- Business to Business Networking
LinkedIn is also a great way for one business to connect with another. This is because LinkedIn displays the degree(s) of separation between you and who you want to connect with. This is done by displaying who you both know, or which connection you have in common. You’ll be able to more easily find like-minded vendors, suppliers, manufacturers, and other third party resources. Additionally, all their credentials and experience is displayed on their profile. All this information makes doing business much easier, as you’ll have a better idea as to what you’re getting into with a potential partnership.
So, Make a Profile!
With so many different tools on LinkedIn at your disposal, it makes it that much easier to do business. Employees benefit from it as it’s a great way for them to display their work history, connect with people, and land a job. Employers benefit from it because it’s a great way to find new employees and connect with other businesses. Both benefit from the networking resources this social media website features.
There’s so much to take advantage of on LinkedIn. All you have to do is regularly update your profile, keep making connections, and keep searching. You’ll find what you’re looking for as LinkedIn is the best resource out there for working professionals.