Linkedin for the Differently-Organized?
January 14, 2013 6:35 PM Subscribe
How does one use linkedin effectively if one hasn't exactly got a career?
posted by Because to work & money (7 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I mean, I would like one. I would. But instead I have a spotty employment history and few marketable skills. I have not been in a situation in which it was reasonable for me to expect to hold down a job for some years-- travelling too much for my husband's career-- so I generally just volunteered during those times and occupied myself otherwise. However, after this last move, the law has been laid down, and I am not moving trans- or intercontinentally for a while. Great! So, how in the name of all that is holy do I get started?
I have an idea of the direction I would like to move in. And it is related to the volunteer work I have done over the past few years. But it isn't related to a lot of other stuff I have done, and would be open to doing in the future as well. Am I supposed to selectively edit this? How do I keep a profile from looking like a total mess when, well, I kind of have been? How do I shape something coherent and desirable out of the amorphous blob which is my employment history?
Jeez, just, this linkedin thing, what is it for? How do I do anything useful with it?