"Do I really need a LinkedIn profile?"
This is a question that we often get asked by clients who are either starting out or who are knee deep into the job application process. And the answer is easy....YES!
While it might not seem like a platform that would reap many benefits, LinkedIn has become the #1 professional social networking platform in the world. In fact, did you know that LinkedIn has actually been around longer than Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram? The thing is... it's more relevant now than ever.
Why? Here are a few reasons:
You can build a personal brand. LinkedIn is a GREAT platform to expand on your resume's content and enhance your professional story. While a personal website is a great place to start, LinkedIn is a simpler way to put your name on a professional map.
You have access to a powerful job board. With over 500 million professional profiles and thousands of businesses, you have amazing resources and jobs right at your fingertips. You can search by keywords, by location or even by company to make sure that you are getting exactly what you are looking for.
You have an easy space to network! We can't emphasize this enough. Networking is KEY for building your professional brand and experience. Through LinkedIn you can build a relationship with mutual connections, people in your desired field, or your greatest professional role models.
Don't have time to build your profile and need someone to do it for you? We can help!
Cheer to professional success!
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