Improve your profession: How to document your career online…
Hello, millennials! Welcome to my blog. For this post, I will be sharing with you why and how you should document your career history online because some college students who just completed various internships this summer will be resuming soon and because there are millennials who graduated this year, but have no idea on what steps to take next.
I spent the last week rewriting my long and short goals – mostly in regards to my career – because I am trying to make it fit into what is currently selling in the business world today, or should I say what will sell big time in a few years from now.
“Behold the turtle: He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.” – James Bryant Conant.
“It is not what happens to you that determines how far you go in life; it is what you do with what happens to you.” – Zig Ziglar
I must add that it has been a productive reevaluation. During this process, I found myself checking and re-checking my LinkedIn account – you can check it out here – and reading more online career-focused articles on how to improve yourself professionally.
During this process, I also noted some of the advantages of documenting your career history online via LinkedIn and decided to share with you on here:
1| You get to connect with people in your career field
As a millennial networking is very vital. I understand that we are in a man-know-man society, but networking with people in your career field is more than that as you get you learn a thing or two from them. You can also read the post where I talked about the personal lessons learnt from being an unemployed graduate here.
2| You get to read inspiring online articles
Inspiring posts have this way of making people feel better, especially when it is based on a personal experience. Over the week, I have read so many posts that have boosted my energy and have made me realize that it is never too late to start now. In these days of social media, it’s easier than ever to share these inspiring contents online.
3| You become searchable online
Interested in doing a small test right now? Yes? Okay, search for your full name on google to see what comes up. If you already have a LinkedIn account, it will most likely be number one on the search list and if you don’t, random research results will be shown. If you want to be searchable online, create a LinkedIn and be involved on the platform.
“The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing.”- Michael E. Gerber
4| You get to see relevant job vacancies first hand
Some recruiters put up job vacancies on LinkedIn and LinkedIn is nice enough to notify you about these vacancies. Also, you can apply straight from the app.
5| You get to find and reconnect with colleagues and classmates
This is another reason why LinkedIn is helpful. I worked with Konga Online before leaving Nigeria for my master’s degree and I lost contact with many of my amazing colleagues, however, I was able to reconnect with some of them via this business and employment-oriented social networking service. It felt so good knowing that they are doing fine.
LinkedIn is divided into interesting profile sections, which includes: work experience, education, volunteer experience, skills, accomplishment and little more sections. Think of it as your Curriculum Vitae being on a social network platform.
You are on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, what’s your excuse for not being on this platform? Haha.
If you have no idea on how to go about your registration, you can check out this helpful post.
Thank you for reading, guys!
If you have any more tips on how to document your career online, please do not hesitate to share.
Have a productive week,