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There is a social network out there for just about everyone. People that are looking to stay in contact with old classmates or friends and family that live far away will likely find that Facebook is ideal for them. Other individuals are likely drawn to something like Google+ because of many of the unique features that it has. From Twitter to smaller, more focused networks, is never been easier to stay in touch or to meet new people both locally and all over the world. It should come as no surprise then that LinkedIn is the answer to professionals who are looking to network with other individuals in their field.
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While most people may make the mistake of assuming that LinkedIn is only for individuals that are looking for work, it can also be used as an excellent place for like-minded professionals to discuss common issues or challenges that they face. This is especially true for both Master of Public Health students and professionals that are already working in this field. Anyone that has been searching for the right public health related group to join will find the following list to be an excellent starting place.
What makes this group so unique is the fact that it is designed specifically with individuals who do public health work on an international scale in mind. The members of this group not only discuss issues common to public health workers in a wide variety of specialties, they also discuss research questions and shared job opportunities, making this group an excellent choice.
#2 American Public Health Association
This is not only one of the oldest professional associations dedicated to public health, it is also one of the largest. The LinkedIn group is quite large and is very active, with a number of different active discussions taking place all the time. The group is home to over 20,000 different members and the Association itself has been in existence since the late 19th century. What this means to public health candidates is that this group has a level of prestige and history that other groups simply cannot match.
#3 Public Health Networking Group
Members of this group can often be found discussing problems related to public health as well as concerns and issues that professionals in this field face on a regular basis. This group is not only an excellent choice for individuals that are already employed in the field of public health, it is also an ideal group for anyone considering pursuing a career in this field. This group is specifically designed to act as a channel of information for public health practitioners all over the globe.
#4 Public Health Professionals
This particular LinkedIn group is a unique association made up of professionals in a wide variety of different public health related fields. Members of this group include everyone from healthcare workers who work internationally to researchers, doctors, nurses, and even administrators. This group offers public health candidates an excellent opportunity to discuss some of the career opportunities and challenges that they are likely to face once they enter the professional world. By enjoying and taking part in lively conversations and discussions with these experienced professionals, a public health candidate will have a better idea of the challenges and rewards of their likely to face upon completing their education.
What makes this group a good choice for anyone looking for a LinkedIn group to join is the fact that it takes a very broad look at public health in general. Anyone who is in any way involved in working in the field of public health will find that this group has something to offer them. It is an excellent place to both discuss problems that public health professionals face and to look for employment opportunities. As with most other LinkedIn groups, it also can be used as an excellent place to network with professionals in the field.
Utilize these 10 Tips
- Think about your goals.
- Post a picture. Please. Of your face.
- Use Linkedin to remember names.
- Make the most of your headline.
- Post statuses.
- Write a rich but concise summary.
- Explore Linkedin applications.
- Add sections to your profile.
- Connect with care.
- Join and participate in groups.
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