Suggestions on using LinkedIn

Enjoyed reading this article suggesting ways to use LinkedIn, especially numbers 1, 7 & 8.

Re: #1 – I think it is important to fill in plenty of detail on LinkedIn – if I visit your LinkedIn profile and find that I can’t get to know you better then it has failed for you. By telling me (or telling a potential client/employer)┬ámore about yourself can only be a good thing.

Re: #7 & #8 – I’m going to work on these two over the next couple of weeks…

Why LinkedIn and not Facebook

Ok, I’m not accepting any Facebook invites. All Facebook does for me is consume my time and I’ve got work to do.

LinkedIn on the other hand is my online resume, it does keep me in touch with other working professionals. I often get asked “Why LinkedIn?” – well I’ve found this slideshow that details what and how you can use LinkedIn, go check it out.

If you want to connect to me via LinkedIn there are two questions I need to be able to answer first before I’ll accept:

  • Are you (or your company) someone I know or deal with or about to deal with?
  • Is there any value in us being connected?

If your invite answers those, all is good. You can find my LinkedIn Profile here.