Using LinkedIn as a veterinary professional: what are the benefits?

If used to its full potential, LinkedIn can be an unmatched resource for boosting your veterinary career. But what are the benefits? In this article, we discuss how veterinary professionals, whether brand new to the industry or still in training, can use the social platform to their advantage.  

 

Networking 

As a full-time veterinary professional, it can be hard to find the time for networking – especially if you work anti-social hours. LinkedIn offers an easy way to connect with like minded individuals in the same industry. So whether you’re looking for a new role, or just want to broaden your veterinary contact list, LinkedIn is the way forward!

 

Sell your skills

Remember, you are your own brand so it’s important to sell yourself and your skills. Make your profile attractive to recruiters by having a professional looking picture (i.e. a plain background and no dodgy filters!) and a relevant summary. We would also recommend making your header as SEO-friendly as possible so that your profile appears when recruiters/employers are searching. The best way to do this is to think about what these types of people will be searching for and include those as keywords. 

 

Access to industry news 

When working in any area of medicine, it is crucial to keep up with the latest developments, research and changes. Users of LinkedIn are always posting industry news and if you add the right people to your network, you might be the first to find out about updates in your industry. 

 

Find work experience 

If you’re a veterinary student looking to tick a few boxes when it comes to work experience, then LinkedIn is the place to be. Don’t be afraid to message people – they were in your shoes once and are probably more willing to help out than you’d expect. 

 

What are you waiting for? Go update your profile and build those connections! Or if you haven’t got a profile yet, make sure you sign up

To chat to a member of our team about the next step in your veterinary career, get in touch via [email protected] or 0203 9784 104.