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Chapter 7, Problem 1CE
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Explore LinkedIn, a social media network for professional networking. Use some of its features to find former students of your school or coworkers at your place of employment. What are some of the advantages of using such a Web site? What are some of the potential problems?

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LinkedIn:

  • • LinkedIn is the employment and business oriented service that operates via mobile apps and websites.
  • • It is mainly used for professional networking that includes job seekers posting their CVs and employers posting job.
  • • According to survey, LinkedIn has 590 million registered members in 200 countries in the year 2018.
  • • It is used to allow the people to create their profiles and connect to each other in an online social media which may denote real-world professional relationship.

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Advantage of LinkedIn:

  • • LinkedIn has extensive job listings
  • ○ Many top companies are using LinkedIn as a way to find right candidates via job schedules and there is plenty of listing exclusive to LinkedIn.
  • • Make important business connections
  • ○ One must select whom to link with on LinkedIn. For example, one can connect with old classmates, co-workers and employers. One never knows who will accept their request.
  • • Reach out the people who are viewing the profile
  • ○ The website LinkedIn notifies who is viewing the profile that opens the door when it comes to meeting new people and making important connection.
  • • Read news from one’s connection
  • ○ One can read the news, updates and tips from the connected people in their profile.
  • • Easily updating the online resume
  • ○ The LinkedIn help the people to updating the resume by using edit button and enter the desired information of the people.

Problems in LinkedIn:

  • • Too much spam
  • ○ Most of the people hate the idea of being advertised to...

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