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How can I use social media such as LinkedIn to successfully making connections?

I'm currently building a profile on LinkedIn. #career-path #linkedin #connections

Thank you comment icon Hey Deborah! You can reach out to professionals that you know or that your parents or friends may know, and send them a message asking them about wanting to learn more about their profession and how you can get started in them. I suggest you to go to recruiting events or technical fairs to try to meet professionals in the field that you're interested in, and then you can add them/send them a message on LinkedIn to learn more about the process. Hope this helps! Albert

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Nathan’s Answer

I would recommend using LinkedIn as just one tool in your networking portfolio, but to start with, think about your objective with LinkedIn. Are you looking to find a job? Gain more connections to help you in future work or work search? From there, you can do as another person answered above; search out specific industries or companies you are interested in and follow them. Try connecting with recruiters if you want to find about how to get hired by those companies. Make sure you use easily searchable keywords in your headline if you are looking to get noticed by recruiters. Participate in discussions, like and comment on people's articles and updates, and participate in groups. All of these things will get you noticed more on LinkedIn.


Also remember to use it when networking in person. LinkedIn can be used as a database of your connections. When you meet someone in person and ask for their business card, email them as a follow up and also add them on LinkedIn if they have it. The site can be an easy way to update your connections when you find a new job, relocate, get a promotion, or anything else.

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Hanleigh’s Answer

LinkedIn is a great place to reach out to people that are in the field that you aspire to be in, and ask them questions about how they got to where they are. Also, utilize LinkedIn to connect with people that are already in your network: friends, family, church members, fellow alumni, friends or friends, etc. Most importantly, take your conversation outside of LinkedIn and schedule a phone call, meet for coffee, or chat via Skype or Zoom. Try to actually develop a relationship with the person, and may even offer ways that you can be of help to that person. It should be an exchange.
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Shehram’s Answer

Thats a great initiative on your part. I will recommend searching for companies in industries you are interested in. Then, you can get started with adding recruiters who work directly with the company and not a third party recruitment agency. You can also add people in your area if you are not looking to relocate. The quickest way to build your contacts is by signing up with your current email, be it work or school email and it will show you recommendations based on those contacts etc.


If you want you can submit a request to me on linkedin to get started.


All the best.

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