LinkedIn, the professional Facebook.


Maybe you have heard of LinkedIn and you know what’s for, but for those who don’t know about LinkedIn let me explain to you what it is and how you can use it. 

LinkedIn was founded by co-founder Reid Hoffman and it was launched on May 5, 2003. LinkedIn has become an important platform for all business professionals on the planet in just 18 years. I think that is a big achievement.

The platform grows steadily and wildly since day one, with the rate of two new user accounts being created per second. Can you imagine that? With my good math skills, the number of new users each week is around one million.

It is the world’s largest professional network on the internet.

What can you use it for?

  • To find the right job.
  • Internships.
  • Professional relationships.
  • To learn skills.
  • To create your own network.

Just like Facebook, a LinkedIn profile can help you to connect with the right people and to get opportunities and gain unique professional story through experiences, skills, and education.

People in the platform use the site to keep in touch with business associates, clients, and co-workers. When using it right, it can for example boost your profile, build awareness of your brand, and help you to recruit the right people.

It’s a marketing tool as Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.

Here are some ways you can get the best from LinkedIn:

Complete your profile.

Contact and connect.

Start talking.

Give and receive recommendations and endorsements.

Use LinkedIn Groups.

Produce engaging content.

Find new hires – and new opportunities.

Boost your organization’s profile.

Observe professional etiquette.

You can check my profile and connect with me as well:

And if you ever need help with your LinkedIn profile, contact me and I’ll help you as much as I can.

For now, have a good weekend. Enjoy the nature.

Sincerely yours,

Merveille Bivu Ndonga
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