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2. Groups: There are more than 3,000 project man-agement-related groups on LinkedIn, covering a variety
of specializations, regions and industries. The groups are
an opportunity not only to connect to others in your
field but also to share knowledge.
3. Job searches. LinkedIn has emerged as the recruitment tool of choice for many companies looking to
draw quality project professionals. That means even if
you’re not seeking a job, you could receive new career
opportunities at any time based on your profile. If you
are actively looking for work, update your LinkedIn
profile both in the ”status” and “add a current position”
fields. These are the main areas that organizations use to
search for new talent.
The LinkedIn setup also means you’ll see organizations that are recruiting. These targeted ads show up on
your page, and you only see opportunities that match
your profile. PM
Discussion boards and links to resources such as
webinars and conferences are excellent ways to seek specific advice from the enormous pool of knowledgeable
people within your chosen groups.
You can be a member of up to 50 groups at any one
time. That could lead to information overload, but you
Lindsay Scott is the director of program
and project management recruitment at
Arras People in London, England. Please
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