[nSLUG] Invitation to connect on LinkedIn

Dennis d'Entremont dennis.dentremont at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 17:24:28 ADT 2008

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 4:49 PM, Michael Crawford <mdcrawford at gmail.com>wrote:

> > ... I get these periodically from people, has anyone actually gotten
> > any benefit out of LinkedIn that they want to share with the class?

I have a very small group of connections so I don't see much action there
but some people do get a lot out of it and I hope to someday as well.

> When I moved back to Silicon Valley from Nova Scotia, I used LinkedIn
> to reconnect with many friends I had not seen in years.
> I also get occasional job offers through it.
> A consultant friend uses it pretty seriously to find clients.
> In general it's a good thing, but some recruiters use it to troll for
> prospects.  Once they connect to you they'll be able to see all your
> connections, and will then troll them.
> LinkedIn only works properly if you only connect to people you really
> know, whether professionally, as friends or from school.
> If you like, I could start an NSLUG group on LinkedIn and you could
> all join it. :-D

That is an excellent idea.

> Mike
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