LinkedIn. You’ve probably heard of it. You might even have a profile on it already. But you might not know how to use it to help you get ahead in your career. Check out the reasons below to why it might be a good idea to make yourself stand out on LinkedIn, and this checklist could help you do just that.
Crucially, it’s the world’s largest professional network*. You can search for jobs, promote yourself to employers and even boost your credibility through participating in groups and receiving endorsements.
It acts as a middle ground between you and employers – no more excuses for not being able to get the job you love.
It has nearly 800 million members in more than 200 countries so the potential connections you could make are somewhat endless.
Most importantly 9 out of 10 employers use LinkedIn during the hiring process**, so that it can really help you to find that dream role.
P.S. Hopefully you’ve got a great CV that you can use as the basis for your LinkedIn profile, but if not, check out our CV Tips module to make sure your CV is on point. And if you haven’t created a CV yet, head over to our CV Builder to get started.
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