LinkedIn is a professional networking site for people who want to connect with other professionals. It is used by businesspeople, job-seekers, and students looking for internships or jobs.
Like Facebook, LinkedIn has a profile page that displays information such as work history and education. LinkedIn also offers a search bar, private messaging, and other features.
It’s like Facebook for professionals
LinkedIn is a social networking site for the business community. Its members create professional profiles that provide a snapshot of their experience, education and business skills. The site also has a search engine that allows users to find jobs and research companies. It is especially useful for those in the job market or looking to hire new employees.
In addition to its use for job-hunting, LinkedIn has become a valuable tool for expanding one’s professional network and increasing visibility for business content. Unlike Facebook, LinkedIn is a business-focused social networking site that limits personal content and discussions to career-related topics.
LinkedIn’s huge database of profiles makes it easy to locate people by a variety of factors, including work experience, schooling, location, e-mail address and other information. It is a valuable tool for anyone who wants to take their career seriously. For example, a college graduate can use the site to connect with alumni from their school and find out about potential internships or jobs.
It’s a social network
LinkedIn is a social network for professionals that allows users to upload a professional resume-like profile and connect with others in their industry. It also lets them search for jobs, discuss business ideas and find mentors. LinkedIn users often engage in professional gossip, but it is not the same kind of petty stuff that goes viral on other social networks.
LinkedIn also has a world-class trending column that is filled with relevant news and curated by human editors. In contrast, Facebook’s “trending” columns are infamous for rallying people to hate their peers, and Twitter’s “Trending Now” is so bad that it has inspired articles calling for its destruction.
Most social media sites make their money from advertisers, so they have to keep everyone as engaged as possible — even if it means that people hate each other. LinkedIn, on the other hand, makes its money from users (its true customers), so it can afford to sacrifice short-term engagement for long-term product health.
It’s a jobs site
LinkedIn is a professional network for businesspeople and headshunters. Its members create profiles that act like resumes and include their employment history, education, skills and professional affiliations. The site also hosts forums and groups for discussing industry topics and locating job opportunities.
Users can search for jobs on the site and fill out applications directly through LinkedIn. They can also use their profile to apply for positions on other websites, such as Monster. Many companies allow candidates to apply through their LinkedIn profiles, which saves time and eliminates the need for the candidate to type their work experience into a lengthy application form.
Users who regularly update their LinkedIn profiles can let their networks know that they are looking for a new job, allowing them to stay connected with potential employers. In addition, they can use the ‘follow’ feature to follow companies that interest them and see any company updates appear on their homepage. They can also share a specific position with their connections to spread the word.
It’s a platform for learning
Whether you’re a student or a professional, LinkedIn Learning offers valuable educational content. You can find it in several ways: through articles in the news feed, by searching for keywords related to your field of study, or by following thought leaders and industry experts. The site also hosts events and discussion forums to provide a platform for networking with fellow professionals.
LinkedIn Learning also offers courses that can be used to earn Continuing Education Units. These courses are vetted by official accreditors in their respective fields. For example, a project manager can earn CEUs by completing courses on LinkedIn Learning that are endorsed by the Project Management Institute.
Currently, UWF active faculty, staff and students have free access to LinkedIn Learning. To use the service, you must log in using your Suffolk credentials. The service is easy to use and can be accessed on any device, 24/7. You can also sign up for a free trial period to evaluate the product before you decide to pay for it.