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It’s a simple fact; online applications and gray wolves are endangered species. In the next 5-10 years, both will be mounted side by side in the Smithsonian next to other now passed pieces of history such as the butter churn or the Kia Sorento.
BUT, you don’t have to join them. Instead of getting stuck in the dark ages, INNOVATE! Join the wave of the future by creating a LinkedIn profile! All the cool kids are doing it.
The adage goes, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, and LinkedIn is the #1 social network platform for professionals to connect, network, and brag about one another to your respective HR departments.
On top of the obvious perks, is that you can create a safe professional space for yourself. A space where you can confidently show off your persona, your identity, and your skills among your personally built network. All for the low low price of FREE! By watching the included episodes this week, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade to have recruiters busting down your door and be well on your way to making a profession out of your passions!
For almost a decade, people have been filling out applications online, and as a result, have been hiding behind their screens. In the modern age, anyone and everyone can craft a good first impression no matter who you are or your background.
In the job market, as in dating, the best way to connect with people is through personal relationships which, in this modern world, means social media. No, not Tinder (though good on you for putting yourself out there!). Enter: Your LinkedIn profile!
LinkedIn is where employers and other professionals can see how you position yourself as a professional, understand your story, and present your skills and achievements. You will be using LinkedIn to build relationships and connect with your future employers and coworkers.
We understand that putting yourself out there can be difficult, but we are here for you! We are your cheerleaders, your allies, your guru! We’re more than willing to answer any questions, concerns, or qualms you may have. Join our Private LinkedIn Membership Community, for access to professional advice, tips, tricks, and whatever else we decide to post! Make sure you check-in and ask for feedback, celebrate your successes, and ask for help when you need it. It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s flirty after a drink or two, but most importantly it’s there for you. Join now!
Here’s a Tip:
Imagine your LinkedIn profile as a book cover for your biography. What profile photo, cover photo, and headline would you have on your “book”?
Before you can start building your LinkedIn profile, you need to create your personal brand. Having a solid personal brand will not only give you a guide to refer to while building your profile, but it also helps make your LinkedIn cohesive and compelling. And hey, it’s all about you, right? You have all the answers right there in that big box your ears are attached to. So make like a plumber staring down the barrel of a garbage disposal and get in there! You’ll be h̶o̶r̶r̶i̶f̶i̶e̶d̶ amazed at what you find inside.