I just read Kyle Lacy’s post listing 20 case studies on the many ways professionals are using LinkedIn- to land jobs, to increase leads and sales, to raise money, share ideas and oh so many other improvements! My point here is that this tool is so much more than just about finding your next job. It is about building relationships now and in the future. There is a new way of getting work done and the answers are not always resident within your company or Google-able. You sometimes need information from other Subject Matter Experts.
We are living in a social world, but it isn’t the same social world. It is a world that uses technology. It is a global social world.
If you are serious about managing your career, you’ll understand that being the best at what you do means finding the best answers to problems and being innovative.
Use Groups to engage in discussions surrounding your professional interests. Ask and answer Questions. Creatively use the intelligence of LinkedIn to expand your network!
Here is a post 33 Ways to use LinkedIn for Business from GigaOm. Remember, you are a person, not a stale profile. Let your “best” shine through when using this tool.
LinkedIn Learning Center is the official “How to” guide.
LinkedIn’s official YouTube Channel featuring really helpful screenshots and demos!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.