5 ways to make LinkedIn work for you
If used properly, LinkedIn can be more than a social network for connecting with colleagues–it can help you leverage your career. However, as voiced by the participants in a recent #CommChat, moderated by World Conference speaker Chuck Gose, the site can often feel bloated by too much self-promotion, too much spam, even too many endorsements and connection requests. So, how do you filter through the noise? With personalization and frequent activity and upkeep.
For a complete recap of the discussion, check out IABC’s Storify page.
Below are a few highlights from our conversation about LinkedIn.
1. Use LinkedIn as your daily source for industry news and career tips
Content was the most common reason that participants used LinkedIn regularly. With LinkedIn’s publishing platform, it’s even easier now to contribute and share professional insights.
#commchat A3) For days I’m in the office, I visit LinkedIn hourly. With publishing, some great content is there.
— Chuck Gose (@chuckgose) April 15, 2015
A10: LinkedIn is very much like the morning paper. I check it once a day, unless it alerts me to something – via email/push. #CommChat
— Dawn R. Dugle (@MsWr1te) April 15, 2015