Dear young professionals,
I wrote a blog post for Kratz PR citing a few tips for young professionals about networking via LinkedIn. Check it out here.
Additionally, I interviewed Eve Orsburn to find out more from a professionals side about young people utilizing LinkedIn to network. Eve is the author of Social Media for the CEO and is the CEO of Social Media Delivered, a social media consulting, marketing and training firm.
She had some great gems to offer young professionals about utilizing LinkedIn to connect with influential professionals. I thought I would share them with you:
- Nicole: What is the best way for young professionals to utilize LinkedIn?
Eve: Always start by optimizing your own LinkedIn profile, which serves as an extensive business card or resume. Start with professional headshot and make sure to explain succinctly who you are, why you are important and what you can do for someone.
- Nicole: Do you think that meeting connections in person can be valuable?
Eve: Of course! Social media is an amazing tool that helps you build relationships. One of the best ways to take n online relationship to the next level is to met in person.
- Nicole: What is the one thing you would suggest to young professionals on how to utilize LinkedIn for networking purposes?
Eve: Build a fantastic profile. Then use advanced people search to find the right people you need to achieve your goal. Always give more than you take – meaning you should offer help, introductions and valuable information first and ask for help second.
Thanks Eve for all your wisdom! You can learn more about Eve and her LinkedIn prowess by following her on Twitter @LinkedInQueen or by connecting with her company, Social Media Delivered, via LinkedIn.
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