I'm a big fan of LinkedIn. It makes sense, right? I'm in the business of connecting with people, and LinkedIn makes it easy for me to connect. Most importantly, it makes it easier for me to "find people." The "right" people.
Here's my free advice regarding LinkedIn: don't wait until you are in the middle of a job search to begin connecting with people in your industry. The time to start building your network is today. The time to make an introduction with the experts and leaders in your industry is today.
I'm not advocating that you must connect with thousands of people to derive benefit from LinkedIn. I'm suggesting that you use LinkedIn to connect with the "right" people. The right people are those who can assist you in your job search efforts.
Geoff Peterson's a smart guy, and he's put together a terrific 30 minute tutorial to help you build your LinkedIn network. 30 minutes sounds like a big time investment, but it's worth the effort to help you get the most benefit from this excellent tool.
Check out Geoff's site, StaffBytes, and his LinkedIn video: HERE.
If you're interested in connecting with me on LinkedIn, send me an invitation: wirelessheadhunter.@gmail.com