Very Weak Reasons for NOT Joining LinkedIn

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Recently, I was invited to speak at a networking event about LinkedIn — to a group of people who aren’t convinced of LinkedIn’s value. My initial reaction was to tell these naysayers that LinkedIn isn’t for everyone, but then I realized that would be the easy way out.

Given that 94 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn, a job seeker would be nuts not to get on the site and leverage it aggressively to look for employment.

This is what I need to convey to the naysayers when I show up at their event. While some of the attendees may be beyond help, I plan to convert many of them by countering the following common objections head-on:



1. I Don’t Have Time to Create a Profile

This is a common complaint, but the prospect of creating a LinkedIn profile should not break a person’s will.

To get started, just copy and paste your resume into your profile. You can’t leave it at that, of course. A LinkedIn profile serves a different purpose than a resume, so it needs to be written differently as well.

Take your LinkedIn summary, for instance. It is your chance to tell people a more in-depth story about yourself than you could on a resume. Use this section to talk about your passion for what you do, explain who you serve, and showcase what you do and how well you do it. Read more here…

By: Recruiter.com – Daily Articles and News

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