A friend in the US sent me an invite to join LinkedIn this week, and I decided to go for it. It’s an online network of 6.5 million professionals around the world representing 130 industries…a MySpace for grownups if you like.
The idea is that people hook up online to build networks for business referrals, job opportunities etc. It’s just good, old fashioned networking that is assisted by technology.
I quickly established 12 connections that plugs me into a network of 103 people (friends of friends). Taken a step further, I’ve got more than 38,000 new connections (friends of friends’ friends).
The next thing for me to do is learn how to use this tool to make the most of these connections.
Has anyone out there had any success? Please share your story.
It’s free to join, but there are some premium services that are paid for.
Are you getting LinkedIn?