Why Educators Need a LinkedIn Profile

Attention K-12 Educators and College Professors–

While you may not be looking for a position right now, it is still important to have an up-to-date resume available when that dream job comes your way. Proactive employers are searching for the best candidates to fill their vacancies, and they are looking online for their next hire. LinkedIn offers you, the qualified candidate, the opportunity to keep informed about job opportunities and to easily update your résumé with your current professional qualifications and endorsements.
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LinkedIn is the greatest networking site for professionals. LinkedIn has a place for Educators teaching kindergarten all the way through higher education. Here you will be able to connect with other teachers, administrators, and businesses connected to education. It is not only a place to find career opportunities, but it is a place to consult with experts, possibly creating potential contacts. Did you lose contact with a former colleague or college professor? Look them up and reconnect.  You can connect with a group of K-12 educators seeking employment on LinkedIn at–
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2259533/profile

Instructors on LinkedIn are demonstrating their professionalism. If we remember that teaching is the essential profession that makes all other professions possible, it is important for us, as educators, to exhibit our best and our online presence in a professional social network is an excellent beginning.

You can follow English professor, blogger and career educator, Ms. Esther Sapell Rachelson, by visiting her LinkedIn Profile page

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