What Is Linkedin
If you are new to the business world, you might be wondering "What is LinkedIn?" Similar to Facebook and other social networking sites, LinkedIn is a professional networking site designed to allow you to manage your professional identity online and connect with other professionals in your field. Over 100 million people have professional networking profiles on LinkedIn.
Here are some of the features of LinkedIn that make it a great place to expand your career and grow your professional network online:
- Profile. You can create a professional LinkedIn profile with information about your current and past companies and positions; photo; summary of your experience; and outside interests and activities. You can also solicit recommendations from your colleagues describing the quality of your work that will also appear on your profile page.
- Connections. Add your current and past professional colleagues to your connections list on LinkedIn, making it easy to keep in touch with those you have worked with. You can also receive email updates to see what your connections have been up to. And to make it easy to find connections, you can import your contacts from Gmail or other online accounts.
- Jobs. LinkedIn has a great job search function, making it easy to find new positions to apply for in your field. In many cases, you can submit your resume directly through LinkedIn for jobs you'd like to apply for. If you are looking for people to hire for a position, you can search for talent through LinkedIn as well.