The Value of a LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a social networking tool that acts like Facebook, but on a strictly professional scope. The sight is very useful for displaying professional credentials for businesses and contacts to see, along with posting your résumé for possible job references. I currently have an account, but do not utilize it at all. I have begun monitoring the time spent stumbling or looking over Faceboook and made an unsettling realization; I should be spending my time more wisely by setting up a professional profile on LinkedIn. The only advice I can share is that no benefits will come out of a LinkedIn profile unless it is maintained and updated regularly. This free resource is almost pivotal in the globalized/constantly connected world of today. Forging professional relationships used to involve networking events and retreats. Although there is still a place for that, LinkedIn serves as an open playing field for connecting career oriented people.

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