Why LinkedIn is your key to professionalism


What is LinkedIn?

Linkedin is one of the world’s biggest professional online platforms. It is a key link to reaching people who have a well-educated background and skills. Linkedin creates direct interactions between people, companies, and institutions. It also connects the private and the government sector. It was created eighteen years ago. It’s very different from other social media platforms as It is made for professionalism. It mainly focuses on career development and professional networking.

Need of keeping an account on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the most important application to get knowledge and information about a specific field. Most companies and institutions have accounts in this application. Thus, people can reach them well. Proper posting on individual profiles can give many companies access to them. Besides, employment rates have increased through this portal and companies can recruit better employees for their companies.
Currently, many job employers prefer a Linkedin profile rather than an ordinary CV.

Through LinkedIn, you will be able to share your achievements and know about the accomplishments of others as well. When you start a new company or organization, creating a Linkedin account will make the company accessible to more people.

Impact of LinkedIn on Professionalism

LinkedIn provides a platform to write blogs for content creators. It can help reach their content worldwide. Also, they provide ample opportunities to publish posts on anything like on other social media platforms. That can also show up on our profile. We can increase our connections and credibility in a special field with these options.

There is an option to join any group that will enable us to access new information and opportunities, also we can join groups based on our interests. Also, LinkedIn is a very easy and simple platform for finding jobs. Many people are using this platform efficiently. They are undergraduates, job providers, job seekers, organizations, companies, etc.
LinkedIn is an application that is used worldwide. Thus, it is an important tool for globalization. Failure to maintain a proper account or lacking a LinkedIn account can result in many scenarios of losses despite identifying quality employees. It has become very influential in the cooperate industry as many people use Linkedin today. Updating your Linkedin account with your in-time achievements pushes you upward in your professionalism.

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The significance of soft skills and their importance

“Soft skills get little respect but will make or break your career”

-Peggy Klaus

Soft skills are the ability that express the personality of an individual. It helps to develop better relationships between human beings also enhances an individual’s behaviors and character traits. These are called interpersonal skills as well.

Mostly it’s helpful in workplaces to employers as crutches. There are so many core or soft skills finds but some skills are essential everywhere. Those are communication, leadership skills, problem-solving, teamwork. Soft skills will play a role in our progress. If we develop leadership qualities among ourselves, we will become accustomed to leading anything quickly. Usually, it creates or grows from great experience.

Differences between the hard skills and soft skills

Hard skills are developed from an educational background. It depends on the studies. Ex- training program, web development, graphic designing courses, etc. Hard skills can learn any time, but soft skills are not like this. We can not change, teach and provide soft skills quickly. For example, a bank manager should have hard skills and soft skills to maintain the bank regulations and other banking works.  He should have the quality that he gets from his education. He should have teamwork, leadership, and communication skills that only help him enhance the positive relationship between employers and customers.

Soft skills

Effective communication and teamwork among people

Although there is a lot of demand for hard skills, it isn’t complete without the combination of soft skills.

It’s essential to an individual.

It helps to make the excellent structure of an industry with great potential.

Also, it provides high productivity and well-developed output. It will make influential young leaders and employees. It maintains the relationship in an excellent manner that involves every success. adaptability is also the most important one in all sectors, which means changing habits to a subject matter or adapting to it. For example, in today’s COVID-19 pandemic, everything is changing: e-commerce, e-learning, e-business, work from home, etc.

Soft skills

Components of soft skills

There is a need to accustom ourselves to all these. It is impossible to deny. Anyone can easily break a single stick, but No one cannot break a bunch of several sticks. Similarly, no one can beat us when we act as a team, so teamwork is essential.

All the interviewers or superiors expect punctuality from their inferiors, and punctuality is essential to continue the busy life with a schedule. Thus, it is also the central core skill that an individual should develop.

Ways of improving the  core skills

There are so many organizations that are helping to improve the interpersonal skills of every person, like AIESEC. From these organizations, youths can get practical leadership skills, communication skills, teamwork, and core skills.

Now are days all companies expect soft skills from applicants and their employees.

Also, these companies have systematic organizing to improve their labor skill development in the workplace.

There are many opportunities even at the community level for core skills development. Moreover, there are more opportunities in schools and universities. When we join and work with nonprofit organizations or other clubs, we can feel the progress of our skills. Participating in all of the events and competitions is a strategy for the development of our core skills. In today’s timeline, there is a need to improve them. It can be an expression of our character, not just the need for our career. So let’s build our personality by developing our soft skills.

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Impact of COVID-19 in the Sri Lanka education system

 Education is the most important weapon

In that respect, the government of Sri Lanka has long played a major role in improving the quality of education in Sri Lanka. Also, Sri Lanka is one of the leading countries in providing free education from villages to cities. Through this education system, many students have built their careers on the path of progress. In addition, it is very useful for every student from preschool to university. Classroom activities, direct lessons, dedicated teachers, and government regulations are the main reasons for this achievement in Sri Lanka.


Effects of the new normal situation

The COVID-19 which has been plaguing the world, since last year is also having many repercussions in Sri Lanka as well. Everything has positive and negative sides as if there are two sides to the coin. However, this COVID-19 causes many negative impacts on the Sri Lanka education system. This new normal encourages mainly online learning.

Limitations of the online learning in the Sri Lanka education system

The impact of COVID-19 has created an opportunity for students to study online. Although this online education allows students to learn about new technology, it is less effective than direct education because students will not be under the direct supervision of the teacher. The furthermore main issue during taking online classes or lectures is poor networking due to this so many students and teachers are affected. Many poor students are unable to get education properly due to the absence of smartphone, laptop facilities in their homes during this pandemic situation. Thus, education reaches only a few students.


Online learning process

As well as this pandemic is provoking child employment. It directly affects the children ‘s life. This COVID-19 has a negative influence on university students’ careers. It has increased the time taken for university students to receive a degree. Students or learners are prone to many health problems like visual impairment, laziness, and spinal pain as they engage in online learning mostly. and it stimulates some mental issues among students, teachers, and parents as well. In this pandemic situation, students interacting with their society become very poor. Also, students’ writing and reading skills and habits are declining these days. Relationship bonds are weakening because there is a situation where it is not possible to spend time with families despite being with them. The adage is that “setting up a school is more massive than setting up a thousand prisons”, this well illustrates the need for schooling.

The school direct education system teaches students good habits, cultures, and extracurricular activities along with their studies, but online learning can’t encourage these chapters properly among people.

 The positive effects of online education in Sri Lanka

However, Online learning is the best solution to face the challenges of COVID-19. And it is enhancing student education in this COVID -19 pandemic Because there are no other substitutes. Also, This virtual learning help to make a good relationship between students -teachers during the lockdown. And E-learning is an efficient way to deliver lessons via tools like PDF, Video recording, podcasts. And it provides accessibility to time and place. Also, its affordability means the reduced financial cost like traveling and food, etc.

As well as many teachers volunteering to teach students online for free. Hence, we need to understand the situation and adapt ourselves accordingly. All Sri Lankans must make proper use of available resources and, contribute to the development of Sri Lanka.

Therefore, it is best to take full advantage of the benefits of online education. It makes effective use of this pandemic.

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