YPC Networking - Rock Your LinkedIn Profile!

YPC Networking - Rock Your LinkedIn Profile!

On February 27, at the Hotel Indigo, AMCHAM’s Young Professional Committee (YPC) kicked off the first YPC networking event of the year with guest speaker Pla Phungstoon, Account Director for LinkedIn Singapore. She shared insights on how to leverage LinkedIn for strong professional networking. Over 90 young professionals joined the event to learn how to make a great first impression with their LinkedIn profile.

LinkedIn is one of the fastest growing online professional networking platforms with 35 new users joining the network each second. It is the go-to platform for professionals to connect with people and professional organizations in the industry. LinkedIn is a platform that helps professionals stay updated on the latest developments and share information with others in many different industries.

Pla shared tips on how to complete and strengthen profiles by focusing on simple details such as updating one’s industry, location, skills, and areas of expertise. She elaborated on the importance of having a strong elevator pitch in the profile summary and providing a professional head shot for the profile picture. She also engaged the audience by utilizing a special LinkedIn app feature that allows adding nearby connections via bluetooth. Pla ended the session with a question and answer activity with attendees.

With over 6 years of experience at LinkedIn Singapore, Pla has worked closely with companies in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar to provide strategic advice for companies to be successful on LinkedIn. The event was a great learning experience for young professionals on how to grow their network successfully.

All proceeds from the event benefit the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand Foundation (ATF) - Adopt-a-School program.

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