Get Out There and Explore the Endless Professional Tools of the Internet
Getting connected to the internet and using the sources provided gives professionals an edge over others. The first thing that an employer thinks about someone using a professional networking site is that the individual is technology sound and understands how to use the internet to their advantage. A great professional networking site to join is LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a business oriented social networking site that connects professionals to other professionals, employers and businesses. The LinkedIn profile acts as an online resume and users are able to receive recommendations from connections that they have made. It is a quick and easily accessed profile that allows businesses and employers to search for new employees and post jobs. Looking for jobs is not easy but, if someone is unemployed or just looking to further their career it is a great tool to showcase your work to other professionals. Also, another strategy that LinkedIn offers to users is the ability to connect sites to their LinkedIn profile. These sites can be websites they have built, blogs, etc. On my LinkedIn account I have connected my Personal Web Presence (PWP) to my profile. A PWP is a website that is a personal website that has endless possibilities. My PWP is a work in progress but, it is a creative way to show my skills through my blog, education and contact information.