4 Important Reasons Why You Should Have a Profile On LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a great platform for connecting people. It can be hard to find a job in the current job market but having a LinkedIn profile opens up your horizons, and gives you an edge over people without one.
I got this email (in picture) about half an hour ago and I realized I do not know who those 461 people viewing my profile are, but they are now aware of my passion for my work eradicating the stigma surrounding #mentalhealth!
Also, I recently got a paid consultancy based on my LinkedIn profile alone so I figured it was a good idea to share four reasons why I think everyone should create a LinkedIn account.
1. You have an online version of Your Resume / CV
LinkedIn is fundamentally an online version of your resume / CV. With LinkedIn, you have the alternative to send the URL of your LinkedIn page to potential employers or business partners, instead of a physical resume.
2. You can apply directly to job opportunities
You can look and apply to openings for work on LinkedIn. Rather than emailing your CV, you can apply to occupations on LinkedIn with just a click. LinkedIn has a feature called Easy Apply. All you need to do is click “Easy Apply” on the job you are interested in, and a Resume will be created for you and sent to the potential employer.
3. Jobs can come to you
Case in example, my recent paid consultancy. Potential employers can see your LinkedIn profile and may contact you when they see you are qualified for an opening at their organization. By making a LinkedIn account, jobs or paid gigs could come to you!
4. Set Yourself Apart
Having a LinkedIn profile demonstrates that you are open to new opportunities. You are separating yourself from other people who are as qualified as you are, but do not have a LinkedIn profile.
PS: If you have read this far, maybe you are interested in details of the consultancy I got and how you can sign up, too. If yes, just drop a comment and I will inbox you details!
PS 2: Thanks so much Alfred Waligo for encouraging me to create and keep a LinkedIn account before I ever knew its relevance!
Here is a link to my LinkedIn profile www.linkedin.com/in/kasujjaelizabeth