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All You Need To Know About Linkedin & The Need To Signup Today

Whether You’re An Undergraduate, Secondary school student, Corper, Worker, Academic professional, Business owner, Graduate looking for a job or starting a business, LinkedIn is a must.

What is LinkedIn ?

LinkedIn is a social network that was founded 2002. It currently belongs to Microsoft and is the largest professional network in the world where you can find millions active users from over 900 countries in the world..

The platform is a place where professionals connect with colleagues, increase their connections, network within their industry, discuss ideas, search for jobs and look for new hires.

LinkedIn users create professional profiles for themself or company, it depends …This allows other site members to learn more about their business background, their areas of expertise, and groups or organizations they belong to. Once users create their profile, they can add other users to their network.

The profiles also include options for including status updates that let people in a user’s network know what they’re working on and when they might be traveling, or offer advice when needed. There is also a feature that allows those not signed in to LinkedIn to view parts of the profile the user deems allowable.

Hence this makes linkedin one of the most important social networks for professionals and the largest professional network in the world.

LinkedIn is also seen as a social community for business, companies, job seekers and employers looking to fill positions. It works through personal files of each person, as a CV, where they share their training and work experience. .

See Also; How to write a CV appropriately

This is why, you’ld find out that on LinkedIn you see only individuals, companies and professionals who seek to promote themselves, find people, network and expand their business.

So What’s LinkedIn for Actually And The Advantages Of Being On LinkedIn?

Let me just share with you my person experience with linkedin so you’ll understand..

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Google search of my name

linkedin helps you or your company and what they do appear on search engine results… This is possible because linkedin is a very powerful platform and its supported by google due to its fast growing capabilities…

Another rhing that you shoul know is that.. One of the first things online recruiters do is to first search for you on Google, to check for your online presence.. And if you’re not found.. It’s not nice to them.. Let me stop at that..

I’ve gotten several connections and job offers due to my well optimized linkedin account..

See one of them…

My linkedin profile of a job offer
My linkedin profile of a connection message

Two of my non Nigerian friends have asked me how I seem to get jobs most of the time..It’s simple..I tell them..LinkedIn..

A well optimized LinkedIn account gives you wide opportunities that’s you won’t get on Facebook in the next 10 years.. Now dont get me wrong ,i’m not saying that facebook is not worth it but I’m saying this out of experience linkedin will take you up the ladder than facebook will..

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I’ve gotten connections from high ranking individuals outside Nigeria.. Professors, business owners, tech specialists ,just mention them..

I remember those years I’ll spend hours with my data on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram even WhatsApp all to achieve nothing at the end of the day..

What a waste of time that was..

You see the way I appeared on the first page of Google search? That’s how someone who’s in need of my skill or company will search and get in touch with me..

That’s LinkedIn for you.. A well optimized linkedin.. Like I said linkedin is for anyone that wants to go professional..

Days ago, one shoemaker girl from ghana messaged me that she’d loved to connect with me to improve her knowledge base … lets have a look
then went to her profile to check her out..

One of my connections on Linkedin
One of my connections on Linkedin
One of my connections on Linkedin


She’s a shoe maker… Proudly a shoe maker… But still check her profile ,you’ll still see other skills she offers there… No one came to this world empty handed
[ One day she’ll be featured in an international magazine and some people would be like hmmmmm

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Don’t be surprised one day as a LinkedIn user to get a mail for an international interview…

I’ve had friends that this has happened to..
This skyrocketed there profile..

Do you know what it means to be spotted internationally..?
See

My linkedin friend Oluwaseun Gabby Owolabi featured in an international magazine
My linkedin friend Oluwaseun Gabby Owolabi featured in an international magazine
My linkedin friend Oluwaseun Gabby Owolabi featured in an international magazine


My friend or should I say boss in my niche, got featured in an international magazine days ago.. You can read the full mag on her here https://valiantceo.com/oluwaseun-owolabi-rotned-international/
[See her linkedin profile

My linkedin friend Oluwaseun Gabby Owolabi’s profile page
My linkedin friend Oluwaseun Gabby Owolabi’s profile page

With linkedin created as a personal profile for yourself or as a company page to Showcase your company you achieve the following:

  • Gain visibility.
    • Make Contacts.
    • Use LinkedIn as an online resume.
  • Attract Traffic.
  • Get Jobs.
  • make your personal profile better known beyond just the company you work with.
  • Create and promote your personal brand on the Internet.
  • Improve Your Brand. .
  • Updates information in real time of your working life. (Hard copies of your CV may not reflect the latest changes to your curriculum if they have not been updated since being printed and delivered previously to a company but this is made possible with linkedin because With LinkedIn, the information you update about your working life will be visible to other users in the moment it is updated.)
  • Engage in Networking.
  • Update your profile with each project or work action in which you participate And gain visibility for your personal brand.

It is important that you keep your profile updated, so that companies can see your entire career path. For an effective LinkedIn account it is also important to be intentional and take care with your profile picture.

CONNECTIONS

LinkedIn helps you find people from different sectors and you can get in touch with them in a professional way.

You never know if you will need to contact someone from another company at some point. Use LinkedIn as a contact list and add interesting profiles from other companies that are similar or different to yours. Even traditional commercial selling is changing thanks to this new way of contacting people.

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Networking

There are no limits with Linkedln.. You can contact people from all over the world or participate in discussion groups on your subject.

LinkedIn allows you do things like: upload presentations, videos or posts from your blog. You can create blog posts, share commentary on articles and join groups. You can even search through jobs or sign up as a freelance

Having your own space on LinkedIn is very simple. Follow the steps and create your own CV online.

Add aspects of training, work experience, skills, recommendations…

Once your profile is created, you will begin to see the fruits of LinkedIn’s hidden benefits. The network itself will begin to explore your relationships and discover things that are likely to surprise you. 

For example, if you add that you have worked in a certain company for a few years, LinkedIn will look for the employees of that company in the time that you were there.

Remember The Benefits Of Joining LinkedIn

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A CV on the web

Both companies and your important contacts will be able to see your CV and your updated profile. See an example

My linkedin generated CV

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Every update on your personal details can be readily converted by linkedin to make you a CV even if you don’t know how to prepare one.. This is possible with only linkedin so far as i know… I’ve sent instant CVs through this method for jobs online that fit my skill..

On LinkedIn you will not only have a CV on the Internet, but you will also have your own personal space where you can write about your professional life. This is one of the first steps to creating your own brand.

In addition, when your information is up to date, people can contact you through the platform itself and through other contacts that you decide to incorporate into your profile.

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Contact book

With LinkedIn you can build a large contact list. When you connect with people they will immediately be in your professional circle and you can contact them when you need to.

In addition to being in continuous contact, you can observe how their professional careers are updated.

Contacting LinkedIn Groups

There are some groups, similar to discussion forums, in which you will keep up to date on everything you want. You have the option to join groups already created on content that interests you or on the other hand create your own group.

You will have the option to join already created groups about topics that interest you or you can create your own.

Applications,Networking And Gaining visibility

With LinkedIn you can get many more visits to your website or your blog. You have the option to post your blog entries on your LinkedIn profile or share presentations.

LinkedIn also helps gain visibility to both people’s resumes and company pages. People from your sector will learn about you and you will make new contacts. Ads on LinkedIn allow many companies to make themselves known.  It’s also an ideal platform for networking. LinkedIn provides you with some tools to make it much easier for you to search for companies and users that may interest you.

Is LinkedIn free?

Yes it is but only for a basic membership, but your options are limited. You can only send messages to people in your network, and you have limited data on the last five people who viewed your profile. Searches are limited to 100 results, and you can’t perform more advanced searches.

But still, a free LinkedIn membership has the benefit of including you among your professional peers. A free LinkedIn account still allows you to create a portfolio, add people to your professional network, join and create groups, and write blog posts.

I personally use the free subscription…

What can you use LinkedIn for personally?

When using LinkedIn as a beginner, it’s easy to overlook some of the valuable features the site has for personal users. First, you’ll need to create a profile. Think of it as your professional résumé.

From there, you can create blog posts, share commentary on articles and join groups. You can even search through jobs or sign up as a freelancer.

Using LinkedIn Pulse, you can post thought leadership to gain a stellar reputation among your industry peers. This news aggregation service gathers high-quality articles from major media outlets, mixed with posts from LinkedIn users.

Also consider asking co-workers, clients and colleagues to endorse you for skill. These act as a recommendation for potential employers. You’re in control of what you do and don’t share.

Getting started on LinkedIn for beginners

Getting started on LinkedIn is very easy. You simply head https://www.LinkedIn.com and click Join Now on the top right of your screen. The site will walk you through the process of setting up your profile, filling out your portfolio and experience, adding people you know professionally, and joining groups or following interests. From there, you can explore the entire site.Image Credit: Chainarong Prasertthai / Getty Images Business News Daily Editorbusiness.com MemberBusiness News Daily was founded in 2010 as a resource for small business owners at all stages of their entrepreneurial journey. Our site is focused exclusively on giving small business advice, tutorials and insider insights. Business News Daily is owned by Business.com.

What’s LinkedIn for business?

LinkedIn for business lets you create a business profile for your organization. This enables you to create job postings, search through profiles to learn about potential clients and vendors, and more.

LinkedIn is a large platform that lends itself to marketing, especially for B2B businesses. In 2016, LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft, which has long catered to enterprise users.

Because it’s built for professionals, LinkedIn is a great lead-generation platform. You can target potential clients by industry, company, job title and more to start reaching the people who matter most to your business. 

What is LinkedIn Premium?

If you want more powerful features, you’ll need to upgrade to LinkedIn Premium. This enables you to view more search results beyond the default 100. It’s even possible to save more than the three searches allowed by the free account.

Premium accounts are preferred by businesses that want to organize multiple profiles from one centralized dashboard.

With a Premium account, you can also see everyone who’s viewed your profile over the past 90 days. A Premium LinkedIn member can also send and receive messages from any other user at no additional cost. There are three tiers of paid LinkedIn Premium options.

What are LinkedIn paid options?

LinkedIn Premium is a three-tiered system that includes Business, Business Plus and Pro. Each has a different cost and different limits and will assist businesses with their needs.

For LinkedIn Business, business accounts cost $29.95 per month and allow three InMails (messages to people outside your network) per month, 300 profiles per search and five folders in the Profile Organizer.

LinkedIn Business Plus accounts cost $49.95 per month and allow 10 InMails per month, 500 profiles per search and 25 folders in the Profile Organizer.

Pro accounts cost $499.95 per month and allow 50 InMails per month, 700 profiles per search and 25 folders in the Profile Organizer.

Recruiters, job seekers and the Sales Navigator are available as well. These paid accounts have tiers, too.

LinkedIn Recruiter Lite costs $99.95 per month, and Corporate costs $825 per month. Job seekers pay $29.99 to $59.99 per month, while Sales Professionals pay $79.99 per month. These subscriptions have power-user features geared toward their specific audiences.

So these are the basics about LinkedIn, if you have any question let us know in the comment section.. 

Gbenga Ajisefinni
Gbenga Ajisefinnihttps://nyscconnect.com
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