Share & Connect
LinkedIn is showing us their new application Volunteer Experience & Causes. The biggest industries that use LinkedIn concentrated on the high technology industry, finance, manufacturing business, and medical as well as corporate operations. But there is something that unites them all and it’s voluntary actions that are not reflected and valued in our resume.
Most users of LinkedIn come from North America, then Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Oceania, respectively. And they can all be linked by non-profit companies, for volunteer work and help with cause. On one hand, this new application encourages profiles without volunteer positions or representation of causes to gain these.
For professionals who are active in advancing their favored causes, this is an enormous help. The second reason is the social influence. People can join to defend and support a cause. By including the causes, charities and volunteer profiles in LinkedIn, social networking becomes intertwined. This should lead to a positive, cause-aware influence on organizations.
There are two ways of understanding what it means to LinkedIn to promote social good. On the one hand, it encourages people to participate in voluntary work which will be reflected in their resume — and which will be valued. On the other hand, is a fantastic way for professionals and organizations to bond over a common causes. Contacts and business relations can spring from these types of links.
A Company Page is automatically created, making it up to you to claim it as your official representer on LinkedIn. Over 101,000 organizations currently use a Company Page to position their organization and differentiate themselves. As an example, the Company Page created by the American Red Cross has attracted thousands of followers.
So if you haven’t claimed your Company Page yet, now is the time to do it. Right now Facebook is gaining popularity with the application BranchOut which makes it an instant rival to LinkedIn. The application has become a hit with job seekers and employers because of its simplicity and extensive networking capabilities.
Facebook wanted to complete the bridge to the online job search and with BranchOut, will revolve around making it easy to post jobs through its system. But LinkedIn is still in good positions, expanding their market as we speak. In the near future, finding a job will be all about knowing hot to network online.