November 21, 2011
Utilizing Online Social Networking Sites
Social networking started many years ago, but in this day in age, it is more advance and has several benefits. Social networking started before anyone knew of Facebook, Blackplanet, or EHarmony. LinkedIn offers professionals the opportunities to network with other professionals in your field and organizations. In this paper, I will explain how a websites such as LinkedIn can help someone to stay connected to the professional community, how to use LinkedIn, and how other technological tools that have been developed to help an individual manage their professional business contacts and/or stay connected. Professional Business Groups
On the LinkedIn website, I created my profile and found one organizations that I knew about. I found it difficult to choose only three, but I chose the three that I would enjoy working for. The first one that I chose was Thresholds Mental Healthcare in the Greater Chicago Area. Thresholds provides a comprehensive, individualized program of mental health services that include psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery programs, outreach programs, housing, educational advancement, social opportunities and employment services. Most of their programs are community based. They offer unparallel in-house employee training and development programs. It is not know if they offer continuing education opportunities or education credits for licensed professionals. (Thersholds Mental Healthcare) My second choice is the Lighthouse Emotional Wellness in Arlington Heights, IL. The Lighthouse is a premiere center that offers a unique combination of traditional, holistic, and integrative therapies to treat the everyday emotional, physical and mental struggles we all endure in life. Their belief is that, overall wellness achieved facets of a person’s life, and that our emotions can be a guide throughout...