In this age of technology, networking is no longer the sharing of cigars to commemorate a business deal. It’s the “Let’s connect!” request you get after the first day on the job.
Few people realize the vast business benefits of LinkedIn or so says Charlie Harper, Social Media Consultant & Business Strategist for Social Media Fuze. He suggests the main issue is not so much being aware of the website itself but rather what opportunities exist and what aspects of LinkedIn to capitalize on.
Despite the numbers of those belonging to sites such as Facebook and Twitter, people often still prefer LinkedIn as their chosen social media outlet. Why? Because they have a vastly different agenda: promoting their personal business.
LinkedIn advertises your experience, shows off your past works, and endorses your skills. Not only does utilizing LinkedIn build relationships with other professionals in your industry but by staying active on LinkedIn, you can share professional articles that others will enjoy, you can have access to other experts in your field, and you can build your network for future career moves.
Having the ability to send email out to 50+ connections in one single click and being able to connect with mutually shared contacts online is an extremely appealing advantage that draws in both young and experienced professionals alike.
One of the most important things Harper suggests is to never limit yourself to too many connections. Expand to those outside of whom you would regularly converse with because, local or not, you can use them to discover potential jobs you would have otherwise not known!
Great thanks to http://socialmediafuze.com/need-linkedin-business/ for all of the helpful tips.
Remember readers, LinkedIn is a fantastic resource that E.E. Ward is in full support of. We hope to connect with you in the future @John T Ward on LinkedIn!