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Best Foot Forward”
As an employment-oriented service, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network used widely by both jobseekers and employers. It allows jobseekers to post their resumes and employers to post job openings.
The site is considered the "premier digital platform" for professionals to network online. Jobseekers can research companies, nonprofit organizations, and governments they may be interested in working for.
LinkedIn is the number one site employers go to to list their job openings and search for potential candidates. With a LinkedIn account, job candidates can find and apply to job postings, follow different companies, and save positions they would like to apply for.
LinkedIn is a proactive networking site for job applicants trying to secure a career move or for salespeople wanting to generate new client leads.
Both jobseekers and employers create profiles and connect with each other to form professional relationships. The site enables members to make connections to each other in an online social network, and members can invite anyone to become a connection.
LinkedIn has nearly 800 million members in 200+ countries and territories. It can also be used to organize offline events, join groups, write articles, publish job postings, post photos and videos, and more.
A member's list of connections can be used in a number of ways. For example, users can search for second-degree connections who work at a company they are interested in, and then ask a specific first-degree connection in common for an introduction.
Users can interact with each other in a variety of ways:
Companies include an "Apply with LinkedIn" button on its job listing pages for potential employees to apply for positions using their LinkedIn profiles as resumes.
Users can also endorse each other's skills on their LinkedIn page. LinkedIn solicits endorsements using algorithms that generate skills members might have.
(Excerpted from LinkedIn and Wikipedia)
LinkedIn is particularly well-suited for personal branding which entails actively managing your image and unique value to position yourself for career opportunities.
LinkedIn has evolved from being a mere platform for job searchers into a social network that allows users a chance to create a personal brand. It allows professionals to build exposure for their brand within the site itself and on the Internet as a whole.
With LinkedIn’s tool “Profile Strength Meter,” the site encourages users to offer enough information in their profile to optimize visibility by search engines. It can strengthen a user's LinkedIn presence if he/she/they belongs to professional groups in the site.
(Excerpted from Wikipedia)
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