Five Reasons You Need to Be on LinkedIn Even When You Have a Job

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Click through for five reasons you need to be active on LinkedIn, as identified by Joshua Waldman, writing for TheLadders and author of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies.

A question Joshua Waldman, author of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, frequently gets when training job seekers on using social media is “Won’t my boss think I’m looking for another job if I’m using LinkedIn?”

With over 180 million LinkedIn users in the world, he honestly doesn’t think that even half of them are actively seeking work. More than likely, they are happily employed and happily networking. It is a mistake to think of LinkedIn as a giant job board and your profile as just another resume. The power of any social networking tool is in the actual networking.

So if you are currently employed and not taking your LinkedIn use seriously, you’re making a grave error. Here are five reasons Waldman, writing for the TheLadders, has identified for why you need to be on LinkedIn.


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