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Why It’s Important For Professionals To Keep Their LinkedIn Profiles Updated

You never know when an opportunity may decide to knock.

Do you have a LinkedIn profile? If you’re part of the working class and have yet to make one, it’s about time that you do. The platform already has over 850 million members across over 200 countries. And there are several reasons why people flock to it.

LinkedIn is the original networking platform

Fun fact: LinkedIn is older than Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. Launched in 2003, the platform was a place to connect with people and organizations. Microsoft then purchased the site in 2016. It’s now the go-to platform for job seekers, employers, and professionals. 

According to Social Pilot, LinkedIn Jobs features over 14 million openings. And, if you’re wondering, four people get hired through the platform every minute.

Given the number of opportunities on the site, it’s a tragedy to keep ignoring your profile. But there are other things to do on the platform than just job hunt.

Let recruiters find you

Opportunities are fleeting. This is why it’s crucial to keep your professional profile fresh. Even if you’re not looking for a job now, you don’t want to pass up a good opportunity when it knocks.

Recruiters use LinkedIn profiles to find qualified employees. Note that companies look for people who keep improving themselves. This is why a static profile does no good. Your profile should broadcast your professional skills and accomplishments. Add it to your profile even if you just took a two-day upskilling program.

Build connections

LinkedIn makes it easier to contact professionals. You can find people who share interests or work in the same industry. You can start conversations and share experiences. These networking capabilities build connections and improve your likelihood of getting jobs.

Whether you’re looking for a job now or later, update your LinkedIn profile. This ensures you have a curated network to help you find your next career path.

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