Paul Hurdsfield was always telling me that I had to sign up to LinkedIn because it was one of the most powerful tools for professionals. I trust his opinion but it took me a while to get round to using it – I only wish I had signed up sooner! LinkedIn is now the number one social platform for professionals all over the globe. Whether it’s business owners looking promote their products, professionals looking for new jobs or headhunters trying to find the best candidates for new positions – everyone who wants to be successful is here.
There are so many reasons to love this awesome social platform, I could have written for hours and put down over a hundred reasons but that would have been too long of an article! So I have narrowed it down to 3 great reasons to love LinkedIn.
Let me know if you use LinkedIn as Paul Hurdsfield does and what you think about these reasons:
No Problem About Location
Of course in an ideal world you would really like to meet every potential client in person, it just really isn’t possible to drive the length of the country of fly abroad finding the perfect client. LinkedIn allows you to research clients and get in contact for a chat before you arrange a physical meeting. Virtual connections are what makes the world go round and LinkedIn plays a huge roll in that.
No Asking For Referrals
LinkedIn has awesome features built in which allow you to get referrals even you haven’t asked for them. Any of your contacts or the people who follow you will be able to see who has given you a recommendation, why they enjoyed linking up and usually they’ll know other people who would benefit from working with you. I have been blown away by the connections I have got from LinkedIn without trying. You should also give referrals and recommendations – you get what give!
No Hunting For Biz Intelligence
If you have your profile done correctly, LinkedIn will be able to feed you relevant content to your page. They will give you the latest headlines and all info regarding the industry you work in. Another really good way to keep up to date with the goings on in your industry is to join relevant LinkedIn groups – there you will be able to join in on discussions that will benefit your understanding of the industry.