People sometimes ask me, “What is the value of LinkedIn?”, as to which I often respond saying how that is really a loaded question. I always begin each of these conversations with a couple of questions such as, 1) How do you connect with professionals in your industry? and 2) How do you not only connect, but maintain relationships with your contacts?
In my opinion, LinkedIn is an effective tool used to develop, expand, and strengthen your professional contacts. In the business world, your contacts are what set your apart from your peers. LinkedIn makes it easy to to interact while growing your professional network and support your plans to progress in your career. The platform has features that provide users with a wide range of benefits including [but not limited to]:
Prior to to LinkedIn, my only option was to attend local meetups and networking events. It was extremely difficult to meet industry contacts that were outside the area I was currently living in - the dreadful days of scanning and storing business cards :). Now, I lead with asking for a LinkedIn profile and about 75% of people I meet currently have one. However, I find that 60% of those who have an existing profile do not include the fundamental information that is necessary for it to actually be effective. Most people are also unaware of the capacity of doors of opportunity that can be opened by using this platform the right way.
The platform offers various ways for you to, for a lack of better terms,“stay in contact with your contacts” through:
Ultimately, LinkedIn streamlines professional networking. At Elevated Progression we create profiles tailored specifically to each client we work with. We have 100% customer satisfaction and an extensive, growing client portfolio! We want you to be the next one to earn the interview you’ve been working so hard for. Apply with an eye-catching, modern resume and LinkedIn profile. Contact me or visit our website to get started on your journey to success!
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