Five Of The Best LinkedIn Groups For Engineering Contractors
LinkedIn is an indispensable tool for any professional, giving you the ability to introduce your CV and career goals to the world of social media. This is especially true for freelance engineers, as LinkedIn can provide a space in the vast world of social media for a contractor to advertise their skills when looking for freelance opportunities.
However, the importance of LinkedIn has come to be about far more than having just a personal page. Focusing on the networking aspect of this professional social media platform is how you can use LinkedIn to stand out. Participation in LinkedIn groups is the perfect way for freelance engineers to showcase their skill set, participate in industry discussions and catch the attention of potential recruiters.
In view of this, we’ve collected a list of the best LinkedIn groups for engineers to join, to give you a headstart on the path to becoming a savvy LinkedIn user and learning how to leverage its inherent opportunities.
1. Oil & Gas People
With over 300,000 members, this international group is set up for anyone working in the oil and gas industry. Featuring discussions on the latest news and trends in the industry as well as highlighted job opportunities, this LinkedIn group is a great resource for any contractor working in the oil and gas industry.
2. Freelance Engineers UK
A great general group for freelance engineers in almost any discipline, including civil, structural, marine or geotechnical, this group provides a place for freelancers to find job opportunities and to discuss issues affecting freelancers such as interview tips and expenses.
3. Engineering Jobs Worldwide
With close to 400,000 members, this is the LinkedIn group for nearly any engineer looking for jobs on an international scale. From mechanical, electronic and chemical to marine, environmental and civil anyone in the world of engineering would benefit from investigating the opportunities present in this group.
4. Network Engineer Professionals
This group is one for all of the IT professionals. Whether you’re a professional network engineer or work in IT support this is the group for you. Very active and with over 48,000 members this is a great source of information for fellow IT and communication engineer professionals.
5. The UK Construction & Civil Engineering Group
Designed as a forum in which civil engineering professionals can discuss the latest advancements and changes to the industry, this group features discussions on best practice, invitations to bid on upcoming projects and international industry news.
Have you used LinkedIn, or other social media platforms, to any great success in securing freelance job opportunities, or connecting with other professionals? Let us know in the comments below.
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