LinkedIn is networking and employment-oriented social network for job seekers, professionals, and businesses. Most use it to build professional networks, find business contacts, connect with recruiters, and use their LinkedIn profile as an online resume.
Current known uses in the sector
- Promoted as a tool for Newcomer to build networks and connections, many organizations provide workshops/webinars on how to use LinkedIn.
- LinkedIn is also a key outreach and marketing tool for nonprofit professionals and organizations to share information about their work and services.
- There are a number of LinkedIn groups used for personal networking, mentoring, and employment-related settlement information and orientation.
- LinkedIn can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools as a tool to share information with Newcomers as well as help them access employment and professional networks.
LinkedIn is free. They also have a Premium account option with a monthly charge.
Ease of use & Accessibility
Easy to create account and use. According to LinkedIn, they continue efforts to make their site and services accessible.
The site is mobile friendly on smartphone web browsers, but probably best accessed on Android and iOS apps.
Privacy/security features, including data security and message encryption
LinkedIn has a number of profile and account preference settings that can make the service more private.
LinkedIn currently supports 24 languages.