Using Social Media in Job Hunting Series - Week 5 LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the feature of Week 5 in using Social Media on Job Hunting series.
LinkedIn www.linkedin.com is a business-oriented social networking site with over 90 million members worldwide.
It provides opportunities to network online with professionals from all kinds of different employment sectors: there are also groups for different regions and institutions such as universities as well as fields of work. Google links quickly to LinkedIn and tends to list them towards the top of search results, making a LinkedIn page a valuable tool.
Make sure that your LinkedIn page sells you effectively - it should be a bit like an on-line CV, and also allows you to mention your career goals. It's a good idea to put your photo in your profile as apparently, people are more likely to connect to you if you have one.