LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great tool for job search, networking and professional profiling.
  • A CV database that allows recruiters to find employees
  • Open Jobs
  • Self-marketing
  • A networking platform
  • Finding hidden jobs and people
  • An information retrieval channel

LinkedIn is the most important electronic channel for professional profiling, networking and job search. It is an easy-to-use tool for maintaining your own CV / portfolio and managing your professional business card collection. LinkedIn’s advantages are especially revealed when you use it for information retrieval.  

YOUR VISIBILITY ON LINKEDIN DEPENDS ON YOUR PROFILE, YOUR ACTIVITY, AND THE SIZE OF YOUR NETWORK

Make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date. Update your profile with your newest experiences, education, competences and point of interests. Different from a traditional CV, LinkedIn gives you room to elaborate. Go deeper to demonstrate your skills, experiences, and personality by adding project samples, such as images, documents, and videos of your work. LinkedIn also gives you the possibility to document the future. Describe your career goals and build your professional brand accordingly. Consider what reference group you want to be associated with, and with what kind of expertise you want to stand out. Look at how other professionals in your field describe their skills and where they are working.

Download a free LinkedIn Guide for professional use and take over your professional network. (In Finnish) 

Read Finland's leading LinkedIn expert Tom Laine's blog about LinkedIn users in Finland. (In Finnish)