Turn on the computer, open you phone, or fire up the tablet and likely you’ll be hitting up a social network or two. Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat to name a few, but there is another game in town – LinkedIn. Since 2003, LinkedIn has grown to more than 332 million users and is still growing, with two new users every second! And people use it often: more than 40 percent of LinkedIn’s users check site activity daily. Why all the hoopla? Let’s see…
It revolves around one of our biggest areas in life, our jobs! We use it to jumpstart careers, find new jobs, keep in touch with our peers, mingle with colleagues, and connect with extended networks of friends. Companies also use to create pages, like The UVM Medical Center, that allow job seekers to learn about company news, job openings, and more. The future of LinkedIn is Groups, News feeds, and a Twitter-like social media interface making it the go-to networking service for people of all careers, fields, and levels.
How can we use it as healthcare providers? Easy, connect to the new Vermont Family Medicine Group on LinkedIn! To request membership, click Join and your request will be reviewed and approved by the group manager. By joining the group, you can:
- Stay in touch with colleagues from around Vermont on a regular basis
- Get updates on the latest happenings
- Post/discuss issues pertaining to Family Medicine Providers in Vermont in a closed group setting.
Joining is easy, go to www.linkedin.com, search for Vermont Family Medicine group, and submit a request to join today.
Sahmon Fallahian, MD, is a family medicine physician with Family Medicine Colchester at The University of Vermont Medical Center.