Linkedin

Dated: 01/12/2017

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For many, LinkedIn is the social media equivalent of an awkward networking event.

Friends and acquaintances have said variations of the following to me: “I’m on there but I have no idea what to use it for.” Or: “I don’t see the point of joining — my colleagues know me, my work and my email address. I don’t need to connect with them on LinkedIn.”

But consider this: According to the Pew Research Center, LinkedIn usage is especially high among the educated (bachelor’s degree holders and up), and high earners (those making $75,000 a year or more) — exactly the types of people with whom you’d want to connect professionally. It is also the only social networking site Pew measured that showed higher usage among 50-64 year olds than among those ages 18-29, which means that those with more professional experience (and who are more likely to be in a position to hire) are on the site.

And nowadays, just as a resume is necessary for a job interview, a professional online presence is needed for — well, any kind of career opportunity, whether it be a new job, speaking engagement or collaboration. And a LinkedIn profile, done right, can be that much-needed online resume and help ensure that the good work you do is publicly recognized and that others know how to reach you with relevant opportunities.

(Forbes Article- How To Use LinkedIn)

Connect with me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelleybrogan

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Kelley Brogan

Kelley chose the exciting business of Real Estate knowing that the best part of the job are the relationships that she continues to build with clients. She attended the University of Colorado in Bould....

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