Is LinkedIn a Valuable Tool for Individuals and Businesses?

LinkedIn states its mission is simple, “to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.” This goes well with our mission at Morris Bixby. Identifying these candidates takes skill. Attracting them takes a personal touch and a deep understanding of the industry and the people who work in it which is where we can help.

Since 2000, Morris Bixby Group has built its impressive reputation in ag and specialty/pest control recruitment with its whole-team approach to providing employers with industry-leading talent looking for rewarding careers within the sales, marketing, executive and technical fields. We provide comprehensive search solutions for agriculture and specialty/pest control employers seeking professionals and leaders to improve sustainability, productivity, and profitability.

Morris Bixby Group provides top-quality professional recruiting and career advancement services. Simply put, we help both organizations and candidates find “the right fit.”

  • We provide clients with top performing candidates. Candidates they would be unable to secure without our involvement. Clients believe working with Morris Bixby is the most professional, effective, efficient, and risk-free staffing solution.
  • We provide candidates with quality career opportunities. Careers they would be unable to secure without our involvement. Candidates believe working exclusively with Morris Bixby is the most professional, effective, efficient, and risk-free career solution.

Top candidates. Quality career opportunities. Industry expertise. True teamwork. Along with our services, we believe utilizing certain tools can help us help you. LinkedIn is one tool you can utilize.

LinkedIn is a business and employment-focused social media platform that works through websites and mobile apps. It was launched in 2003 and is now owned by Microsoft and continues to grow. According to their website, they are the largest professional network with more than 930 million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Their vision is “to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.” LinkedIn is a business as well that gains revenue from membership subscriptions and advertising sales.

At Morris Bixby we encourage you to build your brand and stay current online platforms such as LinkedIn even if you are not actively searching for employment so we can find you for positions that are suited to your strengths, qualifications, needs, and make you aware of them.

There is value in LinkedIn for both employer and employee:

  • Expand your network
  • Get noticed in your chosen industry
  • Connect with contacts – old and new
  • Build your professional brand
  • Help others find you
  • Find job posts
  • Research companies
  • Seek potential prospects
  • Research potential employees
  • Keep up to date with news in your industry

As a result, it’s important to keep your contact information up to date on your page. There are 61 million senior-level decision-makers on LinkedIn. Job seekers often use LinkedIn – 3 people are hired every minute on the platform. LinkedIn is also an avenue for your company to share news and updates. There are more than 36,000 newsletters on LinkedIn.

As a professional in today’s workforce, LinkedIn is a tool you can incorporate. Some view it negatively as becoming more social media focused and that can be true as well. With anything, use common sense to pull the good from the not so great. It’s also important to keep in mind that the internet, and LinkedIn as part of that, are a vast hole of information where it is easy to get bogged down and lost. Almost 60% of LinkedIn’s users are between 25 and 34 years old. This indicates that more than half of the users are in the age range that are starting and growing their careers. There are 101 job applications submitted every second on LinkedIn. The size of LinkedIn’s user base alone makes it a valuable resource. More than 58 million companies are listed on LinkedIn and 2.7 million companies post on LinkedIn every day. This is where Morris Bixby can help you.

Our team would love to connect with you personally on LinkedIn at the links below:

Knowing what tools you have available to help in today’s current job market is key. Morris Bixby Group can help you. Learn more today!


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