LinkedIn is a great business networking site. Since I’ve joined it, I have built up a personal network of over 200 current and former business associates and friends. My involvement has led to people contacting me for jobs and me recommending friends for jobs as well. I’ve been able to work through the site to help people with business problems offering my knowledge and expertise in several situation.
Because of LinkedIn, my profile appears in more Google searches improving the ability of people to find me for all kinds of needs and jobs.
Plus, it has helped me stay in touch with many important people in my life who change jobs or move away. LinkedIn is always there to keep my connection to them alive.
Many people I invite into my network don’t always know what LinkedIn is all about. There are several great articles in print and on the Web that explain what it is and how to best use it.
Some of those articles are:
LinkedIn: The MySpace for Adults – CNNMoney.com, December 1, 2006
Expanding Your LinkedIn Network – ere.net, June 19, 2007
Making Your LinkedIn Business Network Pay Dividends – LifeHack.org
Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn – How to Change the World, January 04, 2007