LinkedIn is a social network for professionals, where you can create your profile and post your CV, as well as contact people with whom you have worked or from your same sector and thus create a network of contacts. On LinkedIn, you can also request letters of recommendation and use their job search engine. This professional network already has 161 million registered users and currently also has a content exchange network between professionals: SlideShare. So that you can start taking advantage of it, in this article we explain how LinkedIn works.
Steps to follow:
The first thing you should do is register on LinkedIn, fill out the form with your data, or access your Facebook account data.
In the next step, LinkedIn will ask you for some basic professional information: if you are looking for a job, if you are working, where, etc.
You can then start adding contacts to your network through your Facebook contacts, suggestions of people you can meet, or search for contacts through your email.
Once the profile is created, LinkedIn will ask you to choose a plan: Premium or Basic (free). In the case of individuals, the free account is usually more than enough.
Now you can start updating your information about your experience, your education, your skills and knowledge, languages, as well as any other type of information or details that you want to add.
Next, you must begin to create your professional network, adding to your contacts that can be: colleagues from work, from the university or school, professionals in your sector, etc.
It is also very important that you participate in groups related to your profession or studies, in order to interact with other professionals and expand your network of contacts.
And one of the most interesting things, in case you are looking for a job, is the job search engine from which you can find job offers related to your sector.
You can also add applications to your LinkedIn profile, such as SlideShare with which you can share presentations in various formats to share them with your network of contacts.
Another option that LinkedIn allows is to send and receive messages to other users of this social network. In this way, you can get in direct contact with anyone.
Join LinkedIn and create your own professional network of contacts.