The use of social media in today’s working environment is almost a necessity to stay on top of up to-date trends, potential jobs and effective networking. LinkedIn, a social media engine utilized particularly for networking professionals, provides great benefits for its users and members.
This hub is full of useful connections, which some have successfully used to gain employment. According to a cbsnews.com article, here are four things you should incorporate into your daily usage of LinkedIn, as provided by employees of LinkedIn. They know best, right?
1. Check the mobile feed
“I start my day by opening the LinkedIn app on my phone while waiting for the bus or standing in line. The app’s rich feed helps me stay informed at any time. I can stay on top of industry news, access advice from the top minds or even use those few moments of downtime as an opportunity to check out who has new connections, changed jobs or received a promotion.” — Amanda Poray, Principal User Experience Designer for the Mobile Team at LinkedIn
2. Response to InMails remotely
“I — like most recruiters — spend a lot of time away from my desk [in meetings]. I can’t afford to wait until 5 p.m. to respond to InMails from promising candidates. So, in between meetings I spend time on Recruiter Mobile interacting with candidates. Being responsive is easier said than done, but it has a big impact — it demonstrates our team is agile and tech savvy. And in a world where seconds count, it may make or break our next great hire.” — Brendan Browne, Director of Global Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn