Linkedin – Social Networking for Professionals

clip_image002Nowadays, it seems like everybody is talking about Social Networking and how such websites have changed our way of lives.

There are so many different websites and it seems like it has become mandatory to have a profile in everyone of them to stay current.

Even a person who does not use a computer knows what you are talking about when you say Facebook (FB if you are really ‘In’) or how Tweeting (Twitter, in case you still don’t get it) is a must do.

Well it seems like I have also jumped on to the social networking bandwagon to introduce to you, something which does not have the glitz or glamour of FB, but it is definitely more focused and oriented towards professionals as well as students. I am talking about Linkedin (www.linkedin.com).

Linkedin is a website geared towards Professionals with the tagline ‘Relationships matter’, which provides a forum to share information, exchange ideas as well as opportunities.

It allows you to stay connected with other professionals in the industry, whether you know them or not. It tells you about people from your industry who you may know or from an industry you might like to get into. It provides a forum to find jobs and a community where prospective employers and candidates can get together.

It fosters building contacts and professional relationships and you are encouraged to update your profile with your resume’. You get to know about jobs in the industry and it also provides you the information about jobs based on your experience and well as your location.

It gives you information about your contacts and network, such as top locations, top industries and if you have a paid account, you can view complete profiles of different professionals and get better information about prospective jobs you might be interested in.

Another nice feature is how your peers as well as colleagues can write recommendations which will be available for viewing to prospective employers. You can join groups related to just about anything, whether you want to know more about new technology, whether you are looking for jobs in a specific industry, in a specific company or in general. You can also update your profile by adding your current work position, as well as certifications, patents publications and more. You can also directly join groups related to various companies as almost all multinationals have their groups on it (provided the moderator allows you permission to join).

It gives you information about your contacts and network, such as top locations, top industries and if you have a paid account, you can view complete profiles of different professionals and get better information about prospective jobs you might be interested in.

If you are looking to move ahead in you careers, are looking for a job or if you are a student looking for a way to gain foothold or get to know about what is happening in the industry, this is a really good community to join. It might not be as interesting or as fun as FB, but it just might provide with that extra edge you need in your professional life.


  • salman

    thanx for sharing good stuff.

    how to send a message to anyone or how to contact?

  • sleepless

    Its easy, just join in at Linked, and if you want, invite friends or browse through ppl you know and add them.

    • salman

      when i click on send message it says upgrade your account

  • I was registered on Linkedin. But then I started to receive lots of emails from Linkedin. So I stopped using Linked In

    • caveman

      coz you are so important !!

    • Umer

      Its because you have not properly set Email settings. Kindly update them.

  • Hi friend. I am still really new at blogging and the entire things around this industry. There are lots of terms I still don’t understand. I’m not pretty sure I can blogging half decent to yours. I am gonna read the entire site maybe I will be able to grasp your blogging style a little.