He made a few points that I thought were worth passing on:
- Include personal interests in your profile. People are drawn to people who are interesting and want to see more than a regurgitated resume.
- Connections = advantage. If you are competing for someone’s attention, any connection you can make (similar interests, went to the same school, know the same people) creates a distinction for you among your competitors.
- LinkedIn may not result in your connecting with the “right person” at your targeted company, but it can connect you with a person who has ACCESS to that “right person.”
- It’s a numbers game. The more connections you have (and the more connections those in your network have), the likelier you are to benefit from LinkedIn.
- Seek first to help others, then seek help yourself. Don’t be selfish, and pay it forward.
- The ultimate goal of LinkedIn should be a meeting or an in-person conversation. It is not a substitute for human interaction.
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