LinkedIn is a social networking platform which allows you to connect with professionals from similar domain or expertise. Millions of people are connected worldwide via LinkedIn. There are n number of advantages, few important are listed below –
1). Connectivity with Professionals: We get busy with our daily work, and hardly get anytime to network with people, or reaching out to them through call or email. In such situation, LinkedIn works like a Savior. You can connect with anyone anywhere. There is no limitation on number of connections you can have.
2). Finding the Right Job: You can search your job company wise; you can also visit the company page of your dream organization, read about the job openings they have and apply directly. Through LinkedIn Job Search, you can see if any of your connection is working in that particular organization and can apply though reference.
3). Finding the Right Candidate: HR Professionals and Consultants are looking for right candidate via LinkedIn medium. A good profile with a photograph, complete information, recommendations, and connection eases the search. You could loose a job opportunity if you do not have a Linkedin profile.
4). Digital Resume: Do you know that LinkedIn also gives you an option to download the profile in a pdf which is replica of resume format. When in need, LinkedIn works like a friend indeed. If you do not have a resume copy, however, if you have a complete linkedin profile then you don’t need to worry. You can download the pdf anytime and send it across.
5). Blog Writing: You can write and share your thoughts through LinkedIn Pulse. As you post the article on Pulse, your connections get to read your piece of writing.
6). Business Connections: You can reach out to the people who can be your prospective customers.
A LinkedIn profile is a lot more useful, you can join groups to share your expertise; follow the companies that you would like to join; showcase your work via photographs and lot more.