The Best LinkedIn Groups for Creative Professionals

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    • 8th December 2017

    Being available on Linkedin and having an up-to-date profile is important when you're job hunting. However, many underestimate the opportunities that lie within strategically chosen Linkedin Groups.

    With so many Linkedin Group options out there, it can be tricky to stay on top of them all.
    Gloss is here to help you choose the ones for you. Here are the best Linkedin Groups for Creative Professionals.

    When it comes to your professional network, LinkedIn is an excellent choice. For anyone looking to learn more about you as a professional, LinkedIn is almost certain to be their first destination. But LinkedIn isn’t just a place to show off your talents; it’s a place to build upon them as well. We’ve found some excellent LinkedIn groups you can join to stay in the loop in your industry, build up some contacts, and find your ideal jobs in Leeds and Yorkshire!

    We’ve sought to represent many different industries in our selection to ensure nobody feels left out. Whether you work in graphic design, web development or marketing, we’re sure there’s something that’s right for you!

    Designers Talk

    This LinkedIn group is aimed solely at design professionals. The community of over 150,000 members includes web developers, digital specialists, UX experts and even photographers. Members can discuss the latest industry news and get advice on their latest projects.

    Learn more about their group here, or follow their Twitter account here.

     

    WordPress Web Designers

    This group has a slightly narrower focus. But since WordPress forms the backbone of many websites it’s sure to be of great use. An ideal member actively uses WordPress to build websites and understands the software well, but it’s open to everyone regardless of skill level.

    With discussions of new plugins, SEO for WordPress, upcoming conferences and comparisons to other content management systems encouraged, this group promises to be an excellent resource; perfect if you’re after development jobs in Leeds. Learn more about the group here.

     

    Digital Marketing

    With over a million members, this group is a perfect choice for any digital marketing professional. Discussions in this group cover a wide range of topics including social media marketing, online advertising, web analytics and much more.

    The group also provides updates on the latest industry trends, white papers and best practice for digital marketing. And with an events programme of conferences, social and networking events, the opportunities are practically endless!

    To request entry to this group, click here.

     

    B2B Marketing

    This is another group with a narrow focus. With over 70,000 members, the group lets its members get ideas from other B2B marketers, and get help from people in the same industry.

    With professionals working in social media, professional development, lead generation and more. This is a diverse group with something for everyone. Click here to learn more.

     

    Future Trends

    This group is ideal for anyone curious about the direction their industry is headed in. Members come from many different industries such as marketing, brand management, product development and trend tracking. They’ve also been rated as a top LinkedIn group in two separate publications, suggesting they’re on the ball in their particular field.

    To learn more, click here.

     

    Designers

    This group is entirely design-focused, allowing you to exchange ideas, discuss early drafts and get feedback on your projects. It’s also ideal if you work in UX, UI or interaction design. If you use tools like Photoshop, InDesign or Corel Draw, this is definitely the group for you.

    Click here to learn more about it.


    These are just some of the great groups you can join to make contacts, develop your skills and get your questions answered. But don’t forget we at Gloss can help you with your hunt for creative jobs in Leeds.

    We offer all our candidates a multi-step process, advising you on making a killer CV and offering in-depth careers guidance. We’ll also take you through portfolio and interview best practice, before helping you find the dream job at the end of it!

    For more details, visit our Candidates page.