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
Connect with alumni and faculty from the School of Medicine and other medical professionals for exchange of educational content to improve patient care. Also connect alums and former house staff with one another. Share updates of SOM Alumni Association events.Reply by Kristin Wann Gorang
Currently, our organization does not use LinkedIn to recruit employees. I think that we might have to give it a try.
My organization could potentially use LinkedIn as a job-posting resource for those looking for jobs at our hospital. We might also use it to share updates to an audience interested in health/medicine. I can use it to connect with organizations and groups who share information I'm interested in.Reply by Sterling
My organisation can use LinkedIn as a recruitment tool, to connect with other pediatric healthcare professionals and to share innovation and research. I use it to connect and to stay connected with colleagues, former colleagues and other professional contacts.Reply by Bronwen Kelly
My organization can use LinkedIn to connect with other Pediatric professionals, fellows and residents to collaborate, educate, and network. We can also use it as a recruiting tool for our fellowship.Reply by Stefanie Grundy
I am interested in utilizing it as a tool for national reputation. Anyone have any experience using LinkedIn as a quasi-blog that's interactive? This would be in addition to a website and a printed mailing piece. Would love any feedback.Reply by Seth Bracken