Recently, I was looking for a pet sitter. I knew her first name and part of her company name. So I searched for her on LinkedIn and there she was. I’m not sure Google, etc. would have found her as quickly. Plus when I was in her profile, I looked at her recommendations; another thing that I wouldn’t have found easily on the current search engines. I know I could have gone to her website but LinkedIn was simply, quicker and gave me more information.
LinkedIn reached its 10th year anniversary and a lot has changed over the years. Ok, so things aren’t always perfect. Finally, everyone has the ability to add a link or upload a file, the new toolbar and especially the new LinkedIn contacts app; putting everyone on a level playing field. They are making changes sometimes daily but they are definitely doing something right!
People are finding jobs on LinkedIn. People are getting business on LinkedIn. It has replaced pet tales, photos of what someone else is eating, and nights out on the town details on Facebook.
The best place to start on LinkedIn is to listen to what others are saying and reach out to help them. Helping others is what the big social media players know and do well.
Happiness and Success Always 😉