Building a (Digital) Career Network
By Michelle Rafter on January 27, 2012
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The world is more networked than ever -– and Jeff Weiner, chief executive of LinkedIn, knows that better than most.
Being part of a connected group of people is important whether you're looking for work, changing careers or going back to school. Online communities such as LinkedIn make networking easier than it ever has been. "It's about all of the people you come into contact with in your day to day," Weiner shares in Kaplan University’s Visionary Voices video series.
Taking classes online as part of reinventing your career is another way to make virtual connections that could lead to a job, says Weiner, who spoke with Kaplan during the recent Techonomy industry conference. "Whether you're getting an education within the classroom or experientially, through doing, it's through that learning process that we understand our own skills, our own passions and learn more about what opportunities are available to us," he says.
Watch the video to learn more about what Weiner has to say about networking, life-long learning and reinventing yourself:
Kaplan University provides a practical, student-centered education that prepares individuals for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org). It serves more than 53,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.