6 Reasons to Use LinkedIn Beyond Searching for Jobs

MakeUseOf | 8/14/2019 | Shianne Edelmayer
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People generally use LinkedIn to search for a new job. The social media site has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the best places to go to find a new job.

However, you don’t need to be actively searching for a new job to get some use out of LinkedIn. And in this article we list the reasons to use LinkedIn beyond job searching.

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If you play your cards right you’ll find a great company to work for. A lot of us are searching for a long-term job that pays the bills and makes us feel good. If the stars align, your dream employer will want you to stay with them for a long time, too.

However, just because you’re currently employed does not mean that you should suddenly stop learning, or that you should no longer seek to gain new experience. One thing LinkedIn is great for is building up your reputation as an expert. You do this by updating your profile with new milestones that you’ve reached at work, or a blog post or two celebrating your achievements.

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This accumulation of knowledge is beneficial for you and your company. It shows others that your employers hire the best of the best. It also acts as a safety net for yourself in case layoffs happen and you have to start looking elsewhere.

If you have a premium account, another thing you can use LinkedIn for is the LinkedIn Learning feature. This is where you can brush up on your hard skills related to your industry, ranging from Photoshop tips and tricks to project management software.

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As a core feature of LinkedIn’s paid features, you gain access to specialized content to help you advance your career. New tutorials for existing software are added all the time.

This sort of continued learning—especially when going back to college...
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