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LinkedIn; a Good Business Communication Tool

Updated on September 8, 2012

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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.

Networking for your future

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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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      @mvaivata: glad you found it useful, I'm sure you will find a community of like-minded colleagues and new connections,

      thanks for sharing it, much appreciated!

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      mvaivata 6 years ago

      I have been toying with the idea of signing up for months, but haven't gotten around to it. I think you have me convinced. Thank you for this hub. I will be sharing it, and have voted it up because it really is useful!

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      The-BestmouseTrap, Cardisa and Seeker7, glad you are all going to take another look. I really feel it'sa great wat to reconnect and stay connected. When you're searching for people remember to think about all your past jobs and even schools - I've connected with former teachers as well as students who remained in my field and some that went other directions.

      Happy Hunting - hope you find some interesting opportunities and colleagues!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      I have heard of Linkedin but haven't yet visited the site. But your hub has peaked my interest once again and I will definately have a look. Many thanks for sharing. Voted up!

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      I joined LinkedIn but haven't gone back to do anything. I just never understood it. I think I'll give them another try.

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      Pam Valentine 6 years ago from The Heartland, USA

      I was reading another hub earlier about someone who had just been laid off, and I wish I would have remembered about linkedin. It really is a great network tool for employment and other opportunities. I thing I'll go back and find that hub and refer him to yours.

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      Deborah, I just added a couple of links to other hubs that describe hoe to drive traffic to LinkedIn and how to use it for business - hope that helps!

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      thanks for the comments Marc and Deborah - two different outcomes and therefore perspectives and I appreciate both - every platform works differently for everyone, so I guess it's good there a a few to chose from.

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      Deborah Neyens 6 years ago from Iowa

      I recently revisited my LinkedIn page after neglecting it for a few months. I've started posting links to many of my employment law hubs there, but so far haven't had much luck getting traffic to them. Facebook does a lot better for me, surprisingly even for the more business-related topics.

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      Marc Babineau 6 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Great Hub! I love LinkedIn, even though I've only been using it for about 2 weeks now - I've also made some great friends and my page views have gone way up on the articles i post at LinkedIn - it really is a win-win scenario, eh?

      Great job, eyesay!