In this article I will focus on Linkedin, the social network of employment for excellence, and a place where you must be yes or yes, to generate new professional executive assistant employment opportunities.
Why? Very easy:
Because Linkedin is like Google’s job search.
Over 200 million professionals have a LinkedIn profile, including top executives from large companies, and successful entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, or thought leaders like Guy Kawasaki, Tonny Robbins, or Daniel Goleman.
If you are not on social networks, you are losing job opportunities already.
In this article I will focus on telling you why you should be on Linkedin and how to use it correctly to look for work.
Why should you be on Linkedin?
If what I have told you is not enough, here is a list of reasons why you should be on Linkedin:
It is the biggest search engine of professionals: as I have told you with more than 200 million professionals, more and more companies are actively seeking professionals in this network, instead of professional job portals.
Linkedin is the Google of companies: Linkedin search engine allows companies to perform searches of candidates much more precise than other search engines. This search is based on keywords, which I already explained in the article on how to search for jobs online without wasting time.
The power of the network: Linkedin is a professional social network. As such, you can see where your contacts are working. When you do a job search, Linkedin automatically shows you if someone in your network works in the company that offers the job or can put you in contact with someone from that company.
A curriculum is no longer enough: if you compete with hundreds of candidates for a job, you have two options, to differentiate or not to get the job. Linkedin allows you to differentiate yourself through recommendations from your network of contacts and through the participation of professional interest groups. In addition, companies spend more time reviewing a profile of a social network than any CV.
If you are not, another will take your place: you can choose not to have a LinkedIn profile, but if you are not Linkedin, you are losing opportunities.
Do you think you have enough reasons? Well, go and see …