I used to think LinkedIn wasn't that important.
I mean, it's just a Facebook for your professional life, right?
I didn't understand how to use my profile.
I was overwhelmed by the job board portion of the site.
INMAIL? What was that?
Psh, I didn't have time for LinkedIn.
My resume matters more than my LinkedIn so who cares if I don't use it?!
Well, that's what I thought until I got really really frustrated in my job search. I felt like I was beating my head against a wall. What job board site should I use? Why was no one getting back to me? Ugh. Setback after setback after setback.
Until one day, I decided it was time to try out this LinkedIn thing. Maybe there was something to this platform.
And you know what y'all? LinkedIn changed my entire outlook on my career.
Instead of staying stuck amidst the roadblocks, I was encouraged by the opportunity.
You see, LinkedIn is a GOLD MINE for job seekers. Not only are great companies posting their jobs there, but recruiters are actually on there searching for people just. like. you. The problem is, if you aren't active on LinkedIn they may never find you.
If you don't have a solid profile.
If you don't network and connect with folks.
If you don't strategically source job openings.
You are missing out BIG TIME on some BIG opportunities.
So today I just want you to hop on LinkedIn. Just use it. Poke around. Look at your coworkers' pages. See what they are sharing. Check out some new companies. What are they sharing? InMail someone you don't know. Mosey on over to your profile and add one new thing to your page. Share one article relevant to your industry. Give an old co-worker a recommendation.
My goal today is just to get you using the platform. You see, the more you use it, the more you're going to realize how beneficial LinkedIn is to getting your foot in the door at your dream company.