When we started University we were introduced to the “professional community” that is LinkedIn. We were told to sort ourselves an account on there and start using it as it would help us in the future. Anything to help me in the future I’ll accept!
So, LinkedIn is mainly focused on telling people your professional experience, and I can tell you all now my ‘experience’ is quite pathetic – it did not take me long to fill in! Job experience – Waitress. Skills acquired – working in a team, bar work, bla bla bla! And there’s my job experience…told you it didn’t take long!
Once I got through the task of filling everything in, i.e. qualifications, university, job experience, skills etc, the question is…now what?? I enjoyed creating my profile and adding people (not that I knew many people on there), but then it came to a standstill and I thought “well what am I actually supposed to do here?”. I’ve joined a few groups, thinking that’s what you’re supposed to do, but I don’t do anything with them! It’s clearly not like Facebook where you have conversations with people and it’s not like Twitter either, where you tweet about random and possibly uninteresting things.
I do still go on occasionally to check if I have any notifications or if anyone has viewed my profile, but I don’t do anything else. Have you got any tips of how to get the most out of LinkedIn? It’s got me questioning whether I’m too young with not enough experience for it yet…either way I will NOT be deleting my account, I’ll carry on being young with no experience until I’m older with plenty.
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