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Linking in 2020

June 18, 2020 by Erica Stewart

Linking in 2020

The thing about LinkedIn that’s a bit different - you need to be comfy with self-promotion. Essentially, you’re self-promoting your digital CV.

Is it still relevant in 2020? We think so. It’s still the go to social media networking business platform to make connections.

Now is the ideal time to spruce up your profile and get it in shape. Or, if you haven’t ventured into LinkedIn territory before, then now – when we are all in a more COVID-19 introspective place – could be a good time.

Competition for professional employment is always there but, as we return to the workplace, there may be many more people out there chasing positions. You want to make sure you are giving yourself every advantage.

And, applying for jobs really is all about self-promoting! When you’re at an interview you’re going to be talking about yourself as being the best person, right?

Some LinkedIn Facts

  1. There are around 10 million LinkedIn users in Australia
  2. Recruiters love it and use it
  3. There are 39 million+ students and recent graduates on LinkedIn, globally
  4. Apparently, professional profile pictures get 14 times more profile views
  5. 30 million companies are on LinkedIn worldwide
  6. Largest age group of users is in the 24 – 35 bracket - young, professional and educated.

LinkedIn is not losing popularity. It even looks like it’s growing in 2020.

Globally, professionals will have concerns about the future job market. So, it’s not a bad idea to have industry insight and an idea of the types of jobs that are out there. LinkedIn can provide up-to-the-minute info from your connections.

Do you have a LinkedIn account, but aren’t sure you’re using it to its full potential? If you’re a Curtin student who wants to find out more about LinkedIn and how it can work for you, book into the LinkedIn session on Wednesday 1 July, as part of Graduate Gateway.

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