LinkedIn — A great way to keep in touch with people
I’ve just updated my LinkedIn profile (view it here
). If you’ve never used this service before, you should give it a try. They provide a means for you to keep in touch with other people as well as to find recommendations of others from others. In other words (enough “others” in the last two sentences?), you can find people to hire, find jobs or get recommendations via a very large network.
I was reminded of how useful this network is by getting a notice from LinkedIn about an old friend I hadn’t heard from in a long time. I’d sent him an invite to the network, originally, years ago and he signed up. We hadn’t kept in touch until now. He’s got a new photo up and an update to what he’s doing. I also found another friend of mine who has made a huge career change. Kinda cool.
I even went so far as to update my profile online. Hope you have fun keeping in touch with LinkedIn!
By the way, they also use this information to sell to marketing companies who are looking for information about you — but in the years I’ve been on LinkedIn, I haven’t had any problems.