Do you have a LinkedIn profile, yet? I’ll admit that when I received my first invitation to join this social networking site, I rolled my eyes. I was already on facebook, so why did I need another profile elsewhere? But LinkedIn is definitely not another facebook. It’s a social networking site that allows you to post your professional credentials, search for jobs, network through contacts and club memberships, and expand your ability to secure employment. Learn who works where, get updates about industries you’re involved with and find college alumni, too. There’ll be no pictures from your most recent drunken escapade – LinkedIn is for professional purposes!
The Calgary Public Library regularly works with career coaches and counselors. The feedback we’ve been receiving is that LinkedIn is an essential tool for job hunters, and that its importance will only continue to grow as companies and recruiters use it to find new employees.
If you’d like to learn more about LinkedIn, then be sure to register in our free programs, or check out our collections. Here are some new titles:
LinkedIn for Dummies by Joel Elad
The Power in a Link: Open Doors, Close Deals and Change the way you do Business using LinkedIn by Dave Gowel
The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-Start your Business, Brand and Job Search by Wayne Breitbarth