Launched in 2003, LinkedIn is a professional social network. What it means is that you keep in contact with your colleagues, customers, and apply to jobs.
In France, there are 14 million subscribers and 3.2 million monthly users. Will you be the next registered with LinkedIn, to give a boost to your professional career ?
To create an account .
The creation of a LinkedIn account is free and very simple.
Rendez-vous on the site of the platform, www.linkedin.com, and then fill in the registration form (first name, last name, email address,..). Then, it remains for you to let yourself be guided by the steps that appear on the screen.
LinkedIn requires you to add a photo to your profile. This is not mandatory, but be aware that if you are in a job search, a photo can increase your chances to be recruited.
At present, it is necessary to add additional information to your profile.
To do this, click on You, at the top of your window, and then click the icon for the Penis located to the right of your name.
You can not only change your data, but also add your training and professional experience, upload your CV, ..
Don’t forget to confirm each change by clicking on Savein the bottom right corner.
Set up your account .
As any entry on a social network, you agree to share personal information. You have the option to make it public or private, follow the path, You → Preferences and Privacy.
And, to modify your personal information, and their access (public or not) and your preferred methods of communication (notifications or messages), go to the tabs on Account, Privacy and Communication.
Your professional network .
The purpose of LinkedIn is to grow your professional network. The relationships that you have created throughout your career-student or professional makes all the interest to your profile. It is important, therefore, to add members to LinkedIn that can help you boost your career.
According to the company that you entered in the registration form, you will see displayed on your profile all the people who have added the same.
On the same principle as Facebook, to expand your network you must send an invitation to each member of LinkedIn that you know or with whom you want to forge professional connections.
To develop your network, go to the horizontal menu (at the top of your page), click on the tab Network, or Find relationships.
Once this is done, all members sharing the same employer will be displayed. You have found a contact ? It only remains for you to do is click on connect.
If you click on Find relationships (to the right), LinkedIn offers you to import your personal contacts from your email inbox.
That is how you create your network as meetings and / or professional experience.
Also, use LinkedIn on your smartphone and tablet device (Android or iOS).
From your home page, you will see a field specifically dedicated to the publication of ideas, thoughts, photos, videos, and articles. Like Facebook, you can Love, Add a comment and Share these media.
The articles that appear on your home page are suggestions of items for example that may be of interest to you.
These suggestions may be hidden from your news feed, if you wish. To do this, simply click on the Three dots and click Hide this post.
Another way to communicate between members of LinkedIn would be to use the e-mail and LinkedIn, by simply clicking on the icon e-Mail, in the horizontal menu.
LinkedIn is a very good tool for looking for a job.
Under Jobs, are the offers of jobs matching your profile.
Among the offerings displayed, when you select one, you have two options : to Save, to save the offer and Apply on the company website, which you will send on the site from which the ad.
Some employment opportunities will the option : simplified Application. The latter allows you to apply directly from LinkedIn. The recruiter will be able to refer to your profile.
You can perform your own research by entering the title of the position, the company you wish to join, and the location of the position.
Have to click away your CV and letter of motivation !
The Premium Account .
The Premium account allows you to have access to additional features. It is free for the first month of the subscription, and then becomes a fee (from 19,82 €/month). There are 4 types of Premium account :
Career, your profile gains visibility with recruiters.
You can send up to 3 messages, InMail, that is to say, contact a member of LinkedIn who are not yet part of your network.
It gives you access to videos of over to acquire new professional competences, and it is possible to find out who has viewed your profile.
Business, it offers the same benefits as Career, with the difference that you will be entitled to 15 messages, InMail, and access to the feature Business Insights, which shows you the growth of a company.
Sales, that’s 20 messages, InMail, views, unlimited profiles, and detailed information on customers (changes of position, business growth, etc).
Recruitment, speaks to human resources professionals. They will have access to 30 messages, InMail, and a variety of tools to target, track, and submit the best candidates to the companies.
To close your Account .
You no longer wish to use LinkedIn ?
To delete your LinkedIn account, follow these 5 steps :
Go to the tab You → Preferences and privacy.
At the bottom of the page, click Close your LinkedIn account..
Select the reason why you’ve decided to leave the platform (add a note if you wish).
Enter your password.
Finally, select Close account. .