Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Making use of the Premium Career group, part of Learning LinkedIn Premium Career.
- [Instructor] Another benefit of upgrading to a Premium Career account is that you gain access to the Premium Career group on LinkedIn. In case you're not familiar with them, groups are essentially forums on LinkedIn where members can post questions, articles, have discussions, and interact with other people who share the same common interest of the group. Go to linkedin.com/groups and click the Discovery tab and here you can browse through the groups that may be of interest to you. Some groups are open for anyone to join while others like the Premium Career group are private and require the group manager to determine if you qualify to join.
The Premium Career group is an unlisted group, but as a Premium Career subscriber, you qualify for access. If you don't see it listed here in the Discovery area, you can go to it directly at this address here linkedin.com/groups/3926212. So again, this is a private group, but it's open to all current Premium Career members. You can see here that the account I'm using is already a member, but if you're not yet a member, you can click the Ask to Join button that will appear here and your profile will be reviewed and accepted as long as you have a Premium Career account.
And once you're in, you can browse through the feed and read the current conversations or discussions or click the jobs tab up here to browse any job postings other members have added. At the top of the feed, you can start a discussion or add a job listing of your own depending on if you click conversations or jobs. Or you can just read and comment on existing discussions. Participating in a discussion and being active in the community can be one of the best ways to network and generate profile views for yourself. Every time you contribute to a discussion or create a new post, you're putting your name out there in front of the over one million members of the group.
But it's not just about the numbers. There's also valuable information to be found here and you'll most likely learn a lot of useful advice you can apply to your job hunt through the post other people make and the subsequent conversations you'll have about them. And on the flip side, keep an eye out for discussions that you can contribute your own knowledge to. You maybe have successfully navigated yourself around a particular challenge that other people are struggling with. Sharing your personal insight or advice is a great way to help and network with others who may in turn be able to help you out in the future. So again, this group is an included benefit of your Premium Career account that I don't think gets the attention or hype it deserves.
LinkedIn groups in general are a great way to get yourself in with like-minded people around a single issue where you can all exchange knowledge with each other to everyone's benefit.