All you need to know about LinkedIn groups
Why do groups call the heart of LinkedIn ? Because this is the most interactive place. Groups are the right place to help others and get their help in return, so it’s the best place to apply the golden triangle of communication (give ask thank). This is in addition to being a very important component of raising your knowledge admiration and confidence factor.
What are Linkedin Groups?
Linkedin groups: They are specialized places on Linkedin in which each group is interested in a particular field of work, and in each of them also there are professionals in every field. Through these groups experiences and information are exchanged through the publication of posts from members of the group, with the possibility of interaction of the rest of the members.
LinkIn groups are an important axis of using LinkedIn, and through them you can find professional people in the field you want, and benefit from them by publishing your inquiries and obtaining reliable and practical information through them After entering the page of your groups at the end of the page you will find this sentence Search other trusted communities that share and support your goals. Click on the word Search at the beginning of the sentence, to go to a page with all groups to subscribe to new groups.
How important is LinkedIn’s kits?
Before adding the chat functionality to groups, LinkedIn was primarily a guide for people who have connections between them. Since introducing the Conversations feature, LinkedIn has included a set of professional forums where people can exchange help.
Building relationships depends on interactions between members not just on the fact that their profiles are connected. Discussions make communication easier and they provide an opportunity to take advantage of the power of groups – as many experts exchange help and ideas.
How can you benefit from LinkedIn’s groups?
By asking questions in the discussion forum you can get help from other members.
You can see the profiles of other members this gives you direct access to additional people who may not be in your network of first second or third degree relationships.
You can contact other members directly. Not many people allow direct contact via LinkedIn (they disable this option in their settings). However the standard option in each group is that members can contact each other directly. Many do not know that this option can be turned off. Therefore, you are usually able to contact all other members of the group.
By answering questions in the discussion forum others can notice you and you will also have the opportunity to showcase your expertise. This increases your “know, like, give confidence” factor. You have to make sure that you provide good answers and do not submit your contribution as a sales offer.
You can also increase your level of observation by sharing your website links blog or article that distinguishes you as long as it gives other people more ideas or help.
When responding to a question in discussions you can add your website URL. This gives your site more visibility or visit and helps boost your ranking on Google and other search engines. However, don’t overdo it.
Some additional benefits of being a member of a group also organizing face-to-face meetings:
We strongly encourage you to become a member of one or more groups. Be an active member – help people and share ideas. This will make you more interesting to other people. They will contact you and consult you because of your experience.
Which groups should I join?
The biggest question for many people remains: What groups should I join?
You can join up to 50 groups on LinkedIn. However we do not recommend that you are a member of more than 10 groups, as you cannot actively contribute to dozens of groups. Our biggest advice on which groups to join are simply those related to your goals
If you are looking for a new job choose the groups where hiring officials may see your profile or the location of future colleagues and hiring managers.
If you are looking for new customers choose “Groups” where you will find existing customers and other suppliers in your target group.
If you are looking for new employees choose groups that focus on the type of employees you want. Also join your corporate group and your ex-employee group.
Also, there are also some groups that are more independent of your goals:
Graduate groups of schools (former students).
Corporate groups (former employees, and also existing employees).
Organized groups you work in.
Groups of organizations to which they belong in the real world (professional organizations, trade organizations, chambers of commerce local business clubs referral clubs service clubs and the like)
Types of LinkedIn groups
Linkedin offers 3 types of packages:
Private groups: The group owner or a group manager needs to approve the join request. Not all posts in this group can be found on search engines (you’ll notice a lock next to the group name).
Members groups only: Everyone who wants to join the group is automatically accepted. Not all group posts can be found via search engines (you’ll notice a lock next to the group name).
Open groups: Everyone who wants to join the group is automatically accepted. All posts in the group can be found via search engines.
Ways to find LinkedIn groups
How to use the search box
Type the search word for the group you want to join in the search box then choose Groups in the search options.
How to search a profile for a member of your network
Log in to a profile for a member of your network.
Make a scroll down on the page until you reach the section called Interests.
In the Interests rectangle click on the See all link below in the middle of the rectangle.
A window will pop up with all member interests (Influencers Companies, Groups).
Click the Groups tab to access all groups this member is subscribed to.
How to interact in LinkedIn’s groups
Now that you’ve found some interesting groups you can start sharing. The best way is to take things slowly so you know how to communicate within the specific group. First of all you should read the group rules (on the upper right side). Then you can review the current discussions and see how you can participate.
For an easy start, you can click on Like for discussions that you find interesting, and better yet share a piece of advice experience or idea by clicking on Comment . You can also choose to Respond in private to someone if your contribution or comment is not appropriate for the group. Whole.
If you are not a participant but you find the topic interesting you can follow the conversation. Each time a new comment is published you will be notified via email (this is the default when writing a comment).
After you notice how people in the group act and how they react it’s your turn to start posting. You can ask a question share an opinion or give advice. Be aware that some groups are moderated meaning that the group owner needs to first approve your post before it is visible to all group members.
Sharing will increase your knowledge admiration and confidence. Since participating in a group tends to take a long time.
Carefully choose the groups you join, and evaluate your membership as well. Rate every three months if a particular group is still interesting. If not leave the group until you free up time to join another group or contribute more to the group you really love.
What else can you do in LinkedIn’s groups?
In addition to discussions you can do more in groups. Here is an overview:
You can browse all group members search within the group for people who have the job knowledge or experience you need.
If you want to promote something, use promotions (if enabled by the owner of the group). Don’t use regular discussions to promote something, because people may see it as spam, the group manager may delete it and remove you from the group.
If you have a job to apply you can post it to Jobs (if the group owner has enabled it). Thus, a target audience may see your business.
You can invite other members of your network to join the group.
At the top right of the group page you will find the Invite members link, click on it and start inviting a friend interested in the group you subscribe to. This feature will enable you to help your network members reach groups that may benefit them or who will benefit from their experience and knowledge that they will share with all members of the group