Effectively Using Linkedin For Professional Networking: 30 DOs and DON’Ts
I recently wrote an article for PuneTech.com on ‘Effectively Using Linkedin For Professional Networking: 30 DOs and DON’Ts . I am attaching a brief excerpt here, and a link to the main article.
Once in a while a technology feature/product really appeals to you, and you have that ‘Aha! Experience’. “Why didn’t I think of this before? This makes perfect sense!” I felt the same way when I first signed up on Linkedin in 2004. Linkedin was a fairly small, unknown networking portal back then. It surely has come a long way!
My first reaction was, here I have a way to maintain a ’dynamic address book’. Other address books maintained in email programs are ’static’. They have to be manually updated, and get out of synch when your contact changes jobs/schools/location/etc. I gradually started building my network in 2004. Over the past 5 years, I have been able to grow my network significantly through Linkedin. Various new features have been added over this period those greatly enhance networking capabilities. Features focused on tracking former colleagues and classmates were very helpful in finding these old friends.