Linking In to Economic Opportunities in #Africa

Liz Grossman

Internet penetration is rapidly growing in Africa, particularly in countries such as Nigeria , Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, and Morocco. People recognize it as an entry way to the world, where anyone can publish something, whether it be a thought provoking article or a new cultural statement, and possibly have instant fame. In professional office settings in Africa, the internet has become necessary to getting tasks accomplished by teams that often span across the world. Even African job seekers are turning to the internet to look for employment, turning to job searching websites to find any available post that might fit their profile. However, many do not realize the internet can do so much more for professional development, learning, and networking.

LinkedIn is one of the most important ways for people to get ahead professionally. 25 million LinkedIn profiles are viewed every day, and if used correctly, you can showcase…

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