How to get the best out of Linked In

Are you getting the best?

Journalism at Leeds Metropolitan

No Linked In, no career? Henry Arnold gets top tips for professionals from specialist Michelle Beckett.

Michelle Beckett is the managing director of Skill Will – a social enterprise that provides businesses with the opportunity to use their skills to support charities & the third sector. Michelle Beckett is the managing director of Skill Will – a social enterprise that provides businesses with the opportunity to use their skills to support charities & the third sector.

With more than 10 million unique users in the UK, LinkedIn has fast become one of the most powerful tools for both employers and those seeking to explore new opportunities, understand the job market and visualise potential competition.

The service, aimed exclusively at professionals, allows people to network with others in their sector as well as building a rapport among their contacts – or ‘connections’ as LinkedIn describes them. Many recruitment specialists have turned to LinkedIn to seek the best candidates. Michelle Beckett, a LinkedIn specialist and managing director of Skill Will, says: “While it may sound controversial, I believe LinkedIn is…

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