New Way to Help Professionals Find and Connect with Other Professionals for Mentorship.
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, unveiled research that said 75% of 25-33 year old’s have experienced a quarter-life crisis, and have reported to feeling like they are at a crossroads in their career. The research found that more than 80 percent of professionals on LinkedIn have stated they either want to have a mentor or be one to others, but have a hard time knowing where to start.
To address this and make it easier for members to connect across the LinkedIn network with one another for lightweight mentorship opportunities, LinkedIn has today launched a new Career Advice feature. Whether professionals need advice on their career path, switching to a new industry or best practices for a project they’re working on, Career Advice can help them find and connect with the right person who can help.
“With more than 546 million professionals in the LinkedIn community, there is no other place where you can access such a wide range of knowledge, skills and resources to help you reach your goals. We’ve been piloting this feature in a few regions the past couple of months, and some great connections have already been made,” said Nada Enan, Senior Manager Marketing & PR, Middle East and North Africa, LinkedIn.
How to use the new Career Advice feature on LinkedIn:
- To get started, go to the dashboard on your LinkedIn Profile and find the Career Advice hub.
- From there, enter your preferences for the type of advice you’re looking to give or receive and LinkedIn recommend members based on what you’ve specified, mutual interests and what LinkedIn knows about you professionally.
- LinkedIn is also exploring ways to specify if you’d like to mentor certain communities, like people facing unique barriers to economic opportunity.
- When you find a match, you’ll be alerted and you can then send a message to start a conversation about the advice you need.
To know more about the new feature, read the LinkedIn blog here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/encountering-quarter-life-crisis-heres-what-you-can-do-nada-enan/