Have you ever found Facebook a little, well, unprofessional? LinkedIn may be your solution! A social network like Facebook, LinkedIn focuses on professional relationships, business-oriented news and messages, and finding new jobs and opportunities. Each LinkedIn member can create their own profile which is set up to be like an online resume, join groups of people in similar occupations or with similar professional interests, and search for jobs.
Organizations can create their own LinkedIn profiles (here is Mayo Clinic's) to highlight their own unique brand, plus post jobs and use LinkedIn as a recruiting tool. Thought leaders in business and marketing are regularly featured on the LinkedIn news feed, making LinkedIn a great place to learn and explore.
The embedded video below walks you through the steps of creating a LinkedIn profile, editing your profile to feature your skills and talents, and utilizing some of LinkedIn’s privacy options.
Slides are embedded below and also may be downloaded for reference:
Identify new collaborators. Highlight my expertise in a professional venueReply by michaelstephens
My organization can use LinkedIn to engage in forum discussions, connect with fellow medical professionals and foster collaborative care conversations that can enhance patient care experiences.Reply by Ahmanielle Hall
So glad to see this, I'm actually doing research for our HR recruiters on how they might use LinkedIn/other social media outposts to find great candidates. I will suggest having recruiters join groups on areas of particular interest (ICU nurses and so on) and perhaps answer questions/make comments as appropriate. I will also suggest they think about proiding healthcare "thought leadership" or positive stories about happy employees to build a reputation for my organization.Reply by Jessica Lawless
I use LinkedIn to connect with colleagues that I have trained with and those who have trained me!Reply by BJ Rimel
I believe it could be used in my business as a peer-to-peer platform for collaboration and connection. I enjoy how it is a multidisciplinary professional platform. It has been wonderful to find people I have met at conferences, on different employment assignments, and while traveling on LinkedIn and exchanging ideas.Reply by Jennifer Brenton, MD FACOG
I think my company can use LinkedIn to better showcase our career opportunities, connect with top quality professionals and collaborate/build relationships with other healthcare professionals.Reply by Jkubala