As a high-profile professional networking website that is used across the world, LinkedIn is popular among people who are seeking employment opportunities abroad. With this in mind, saving and investment specialist RL360° Quantum has offered the following tips to aspiring expats to help them make the most of this valuable resource.
Keep profiles fresh
It recommended that people always keep their LinkedIn profile fresh by ensuring they update it with the relevant experience and skills on an ongoing basis. The Isle of Man-based company also highlighted the importance of jobseekers including key skills in profile summaries to make it easier for recruiters to pick them out. In addition, it advised people to use a high-quality profile picture.
Take part in discussions
Getting involved in discussions on the networking site is important too, RL360° stated. By joining relevant groups, people can widen their professional networks and engage with the right audience. Popular groups include Expat Network and International Expat Jobs Network.
Developing relationships is also key, according to RL360°. The company pointed out that social media isn’t intended for one-way communication. By proactively starting conversations and making comments on other people’s posts, LinkedIn users can engage with others and build up their contacts.
Staying active is essential as well. By logging in at least once a week to check for messages, comments and posts, and by responding promptly, people can ensure they don’t miss important developments. RL360° noted that the rise of mobile technology makes this easier as it means people can access social media on the go. It also advised people to ‘follow’ company updates so that they get notifications if any new positions are advertised.
As well as giving tips to help people make the most of LinkedIn, RL360° drew attention to the importance of preparing financially for a move abroad. Its Product and Investment Marketing Manager Andrew Dudgeon stated: “Given that many popular expat locations don’t offer a state pension, finding a secure and portable home for your savings and investments is a must.” He added that RL360° offers a range of solutions, including Quantum (a regular savings policy) and PIMS (a lump-sum investment).
According to Mr Dudgeon, those who are moving abroad to work should speak to a financial adviser to discover which products best suit their needs.
Royal London 360° was set up in 2008. It changed its name to RL360° 5 years later following a management-led buyout. You can find out more about the company by checking out RL360° reviews online or visiting its website.