Are you linked in?

By Perks |

My grandmother’s friend’s guinea pig’s breeder suggested I call you…

Okay, so maybe that is a bit far fetched, but the age old concept of “it’s not what you know it’s who you know” is one that stands strong throughout time.

Particularly in times such as these, networking is key. Be it that you are looking for a job, trying to drum up new business or just needing to build your list of contacts, the sure fire way to do this is through business networking. And if you know what’s good for you – you’ll be active in the most professional networking site: LinkedIn.

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Some facts about LinkedIn: 

-       LinkedIn has over 41 million members in over 200 countries and territories all around the globe

-       A new member joins linkedIn approximately every second

-       Executives from ALL fortune 500 companies are LinkedIn members

-       Approximately 170 industries are represented on the site

-       It’s free!

 

With the ability to show off your resume, background work experience, education and contact details and testimonials from previous employers, LinkedIn services as a quick look into one’s professional career thus far. With the added ability to discuss topics of interest, share news article and search directly for jobs – joining LinkedIn sounds like a no-brainer right?

And it is! But with this much at your fingertips – it is easy to get carried away. Check out my next blog for a few easy do’s and don’t for using LinkedIn. 

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