LinkedIn, the resume style social network, has been making headlines the past few days. It’s being reported that 6.46 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords have leaked online.
The social network, which is best known for its ability for users to connect with other professionals, find jobs, and share industry news, said on Twitter that it is currently looking into these reports and to stay tuned for more information.
If you’re a LinkedIn user, we recommend you sign in and change your password right away. This is the perfect opportunity to do some profile updating as well.
Many people have LinkedIn accounts but fail to keep them up to date. Why not take this as an opportunity to do a little self-promoting.
Have you changed jobs recently? Been promoted? Finished school? Learned some new skills?
Let everyone know about it!
You never know who will view your profile. Updating your job title and responsibilities as well as experiences and skills can be very beneficial to your career and increase your online visibility.
Every Connection Counts
LinkedIn is all about connecting with other professionals. Search out some new people you have worked with or know to connect with. These new connections might just lead to your next big job opportunity.
Don’t be shy!
Ask for recommendations. People look for recommendations and reviews for everything nowadays. There’s no better way to give people a good first impression than to see a list of people who think highly of you and your work.
Take an active role in your career. Start networking through LinkedIn. We can organize a seminar for and your staff in our office or at your workplace.