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Monday, September 12, 2011

PSA: Nassau County LinkedIn Workshop

My Long Island readers might be interested in a LinkedIn Workshop at the West Hempstead Public Library.

Monday, September 19th at 7:00 PM. Information follows:

For your readers in Nassau County:

Please join me for my LinkedIn Workshop at the West Hempstead Public Library- Monday September 19th at 7 PM! http://bit.ly/LinkedIn_WHPL

You can see an outline of the LinkedIn Workshop here: http://bit.ly/Networking_Workshops and a Webcast of my presentation at the OU here: http://bit.ly/LinkedIn_Webcast

5 comments:

Chaim said...

Thank you for the post!

JS said...

I apologize in advance for my ignorance and/or luddite attitude, but has anyone really networked successfully through LinkedIn? I have a LinkedIn profile and I am "linked in" to many friends, associates, etc. but I've never heard of anyone actually successfully networking through the site. It seems like it's just another thing you have to have even though no one really knows what to do with it. Much like when you make a new friends you're required to "friend" them on Facebook (and you're "lame" if you don't have a FB profile), when you meet a new business associate you're required to connect with them on LinkedIn (and you're not "with it" if you don't have a LI profile).

Am I missing something here? I'm curious if people have actually found jobs using LinkedIn or networked with people beyond those they know first-hand (e.g., you connected to a friend of a friend and it led somewhere).

Miami Al said...

JS,

Depends on the industry. For senior level technology people, nobody even has a resume/cover letter anymore, you have a linked in profile and a "blurb."

For BizDev in Internet Marketing it's one of the primary avenues for meeting people. Half our BizDev takes place on LinkedIn, the other Half at industry conferences.

For Law/Accounting, I don't know how much goes on there.

But in Tech, it's ALL Linked In.

GilaB said...

I'm a terrible networker, but I've gotten a couple of invitations to interview for (real) health-related jobs via LinkedIn. My husband is in finance, my brother in consulting, and both uses it extensively.

Separately, think of it as a self-updating Rolodex. If you want to get in touch with someone you worked with two jobs ago, you probably still have accurate contact information for them if you're connected via LinkedIn.

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