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.