LinkedIn

It’s amazing how advanced today’s society has become through the years. The world went from having to write letters to each other and wait days, weeks, months, sometimes years for a reply to being able to send a text to someone across the USA and get a reply in seconds. So, it also means that the way people gain connections with others and how quickly people get their job history and resumes out to employers has become more efficient. That’s where LinkedIn comes into play; it is a place where people leave their resumes, connect to people around the world, gain connections to people who can help advance someone else’s future, and to help employers find jobs.

When I first heard of LinkedIn, I had no idea what it was or what it was for. But once I learned a little more about it I thought it was a great idea. It’s awesome that an employee can get their resume to an employer all the way across the USA if need be.

The whole idea of having people around the world see your personal resume is kind of nerve racking. Especially if your resume isn’t as developed as others. It also makes me nervous that I may put something unintelligent on my profile which would make me look bad to possible employers. I am also nervous about filling it out, I’ve never really been good at knowing what I’m good at or what my skills are. I’m not confident in myself enough, so it makes me nervous.

For my LinkedIn profile, I’d like to be able to know what skills I have. I’d like to be able to figure out my best qualities. I’d like to update my resume and make it better. Hopefully, I’ll be able to become more connected to other people like we discussed in class. Lastly, I would like to build my soft skills, mostly my communication skills. I tend to shy away from speaking to people, and when I do talk to others I tend to get extremely nervous, especially if I’m talking to someone I don’t know or am not very comfortable with.

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2 thoughts on “LinkedIn

  1. I also have some concerns with figuring out my skills. One of my biggest concerns was actually the equally amazing fact that employers and businesses from across the country could see my resume and profile. While this is amazing, it does become rather useless for me when I certainly do not have the funds or the time to travel far distances.

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  2. I love the idea of being able to put my skills out there (even if I don’t really have any) so that employers can see what I offer without having to sit down in interview after interview saying the same freakin’ thing over and over. I hate interviews, I’d like to think i’m pretty good in an interview, but I still hate them because like you said, I tend to shy away from speaking to people if it’s not necessary. Plus, employers always ask those same questions that have a pretty obvious answer that we all bullshit around for some reason. “Why do I want this job? Because not starving has always been a great passion of mine.”

    The only thing i’m concerned about personally, and i mentioned this in my post, is that LinkedIn has dangerously combined the social networking model with professional interactions and as we read in the Atlantic article, weird interactions can happen. It’s important then for me to make sure I’m utilizing LinkedIn in a 100% professional capacity and not as a grab bag of acquaintances who can help further my career.

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