LinkedIn is one of the most popular social networks in the world. Many Nigerians think LinkedIn is only for professionals which is actually wrong. Fine, it is for professionals but any young and ambitious student who is looking to network and reach out to persons in their industry should belong to this professional network. So, why should students use LinkedIn? We gather five reasons.
Allow people to know who you are
Since you are not yet out of school, it may be difficult for you to meet people in your desired career path. LinkedIn gives you unhindered access. You simply create a profile and add people who are related to your career path or what you are studying. They can even hire you after graduation.
Grow your network
With LinkedIn, you can easily grow your network. You can start with your school colleagues, lecturers and even alumni of your school. These individuals will come handy when you are job hunting in a country like Nigeria where job opportunities are limited.
Access to industry leaders
Many of these thought leaders are difficult to connect with especially when you attend a seminar. But LinkedIn offers you prospects to learn from business leaders who are well ahead of you. You can even be lucky they may respond to your inquiries. One key point to achieve this is to use a professional picture.