Whether you're on the job or looking for one, networking is essential. A great way to network is by hooking up with LinkedIn. It's a social networking site with more than 225 million professionals worldwide.
When you join LinkedIn, you will create a compelling, resume-like profile. Then, you can send invitations to others to join your network, as well as join groups relevant to you. Soon, you're part of an ever-expanding circle of other users' networks, and you're making valuable contacts and connections in the process.
Of course, LinkedIn also serves as a very active jobs board where employers post openings. There are also tons of tips for job seekers, as well as webinars on the subject. You can also read up on breaking industry news.
And finally, what would a social network be without an accompanying app? LinkedIn's free app lets you take your network with you wherever you go.
With it, you can edit and update your profile, view and save job postings, read breaking news, and stay up to date with all of your colleagues. Click here to get the companion app.
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