July 2008 – Vol. V, Issue 3
Recommended Resource: Connect Professionally via LinkedIn
by Sara Hurd, CFCC
This is pretty old news, but I realized that I hadn’t yet suggested LinkedIn (linkedin.com) to my readers. I also read a great book recently called I’m on LinkedIn–Now What??? by Jason Alba that refueled my interest in LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is a tool to expand your professional network. It helps you connect (or reconnect) with people within organizations so that you can network, stimulate conversations, and brand yourself. It’s also especially helpful if you are a job seeker or are actively managing your career. But only if you actively use it!
One of the newer features that makes networking and personal branding even more powerful is the “Answers” tool. You can ask a question to your network and their connections, answer questions that others have posed, and browse answers to get information. I also really appreciate the “Recommendations” section. It’s nice to receive good recommendations, but it’s even more fun to give them and to read recommendations for people I know.
If you haven’t checked out LinkedIn, you can see my profile and connect to me at http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahurd.
Sara Hurd and Keyway Strategies, LLC specialize in helping executives and small business owners have healthy relationships with themselves, others, AND their businesses. Read more about our coaching services.
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Sara Hurd, BSW, Certified Franklin Covey Coach (CFCC) and graduate of Legacy Learning Coach Training, has been a coach for Franklin Covey Company beginning in 1998. She has used her skills in product development and training to develop and deliver coaching and coach training programs for Professional Education Institute. In 2003, Sara founded Keyway Strategies LLC, a coaching company specializing in helping small business owners grow their businesses, navigate a sea of technological tools, and create healthy relationships with themselves, others and their businesses. Sign up for her free email newsletter at http://www.keywaystrategies.com.