LinkedIn; a Good Business Communication Tool
the Business of doing Business
Social Networking but for Business
I like LinkedIn for one main reason. Everyone is there for business purposes and through business connections - it is very clear platform. Facebook's purpose is muddled and it's ever changing platform confusing: LinkedIn is simple and easy to navigate.
The connections I have made on LinkedIn are only business connections, so there's no personal, daily life; information being put out there is potentially relevant to your business interests or your needs with regards to information you may being seeking.
I can rely on the information passed on by my connections because I know these people, not on a personal level but in a business environment which demands ethics, values and a persons best foot forward. I have worked with these people or connected with them in an environment where there were expectations, problems to be resolved, pressure and successful completion resulted. I know them at their best and am happy to have a platform that is restricted to that by a code of ethics and respect that is implied by networking on LinkedIn.
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I am happy there is a platform that isn't just about people posting nonsense whimsical words into the universe that I am expected to be interested in. Not that those social platforms that are oh so successful don't have their place, but it gets old at times.
I also think LinkedIn has some very good forums, it is easy to find areas of interest and follow groups. They have a job posting service that is well maintained and is interesting to look through.
One very useful element they have is on your profile page you can post your resume, so your talents are readily available for your connections to check out. Being a business related social network means there are opportunities waiting to be explored and, reconnecting with past coworkers, associates, bosses, and colleagues is a really good way to open doors that you may not realize are available to be opened.
If you are not a "LinkedIn" member, I encourage you to check it out, you may be amazed at the people you haven't spoken with in ... 35 years is my oldest connection. You can always cancel your membership if you decide it's not for you but: if you are in business, work for yourself, a freelancer, a contract worker or ? you may be missing a real opportunity.
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