Thursday, December 16, 2010

Groups Are Where The Action Is

A lot of people tell me they joined LinkedIn, completed the profile and nothing happened. Well you have to do more than complete the profile and make some connections. It's like any other form of networking you have to go out and do something. Although in this case you don't go out to do it you do it in front of your computer.

One of the best ways to network on LinkedIn is to join the gorups and became active -- at least somewhat. Join groups that reflect your personal or professional interests. When you get the weekly digest look at the discussions and see which ones interest you and participate. You can connect with people from all over the world by posting something, commenting on what people have posted or asking to connect with people whose posts you find interesting.

As you do more and more with the discussions people get to know you. You increase your number of connections and you can get buisnessf rom people who like what you have to say.