Everyone's talking about LinkedIn. What's that all about? After ignoring several invitations to join this online networking group, I finally did. And am I glad! All I can say is WOW!
Seventy-five of my closest colleagues and clients accepted my invitation to join me which now gives me the opportunity to obtain introductions to over 13,000 people - that's just from direct connections. If expanded to 3rd and 4th connections, the number skyrockets into the six figures!
LinkedIn provides me several ways to search for new industry contacts, old friends, job opportunities (if I was looking), and more.
The job search piece I find very interesting for any of the 75% of the USA's employees out there planning to jump ship this year. In fact, LinkedIn announced a new relationship recently that they forged with the Association of Executive Search Consultants - the global professional organization for retained executive search firms, representing over 4,000 search professionals in more than 70 countries. Anyone want a recruiter?