LinkedIn is becoming more and more popular with healthcare professionals. In 2013, more than 4.4 million healthcare professionals were on LinkedIn, almost one-third more than the previous year.
There is good reason for these professionals to be on LinkedIn. Here are some of the good things LinkedIn can do for you:
It can raise your profile, and give you greater exposure.
By putting your skills, knowledge, and experience on LinkedIn, you are more likely to be contacted by healthcare organizations and recruiters who use LinkedIn to find job candidates. It’s a way of getting yourself out there and giving yourself more exposure.
Even if you are not interested in finding a new job, putting your background information on LinkedIn can help you grow professionally. If people are looking for experts in your field, they are more likely to contact you if they see your profile on LinkedIn. Or if someone is looking for a consultant or speaker in your field, having a LinkedIn profile raises your chances of being contacted.
It can help you learn more about medical facilities.
If you are looking for work, being on LinkedIn will give you the opportunity to find out more about medical facilities you may be interested in, because they are more likely than ever to be on LinkedIn as well.
LinkedIn can help you network.
LinkedIn is a great way to network. If you are interested in learning more about a different medical area, LinkedIn will enable you to find people in that area whom you can go to for help. You can even look for people at the medical facility where you are currently working to find more people to contact for information.
LinkedIn can help stay current with the latest trends.
Being on LinkedIn will help you keep abreast of the latest medical trends and news. You can do this through membership in the various medical groups on LinkedIn, or through Healthcare LinkedIn Pulse articles, which will keep you up to date on what skills are in demand and what areas in healthcare are growing.
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