Avoid Getting Lost on LinkedIn

Home » Avoid Getting Lost on LinkedIn

Avoid Getting Lost on LinkedIn

Over the years LinkedIn has grown to be an essential tool for any and all professionals whether they are in jobs or in between jobs.  It has become a vehicle for one to build and engage a professional network as well as a must for those looking for a new job.  I have a great appreciation for the depth and richness of the tool as a way to increase a person’s online presence, connect with other professionals, research companies as well to identify actual job opportunities.  It’s functionality is ever-growing and often under utilized by most who often just skim the surface of it.

Whether you are a in-depth power user, or a dabbler on LinkedIn everyone will unanimously agreed that LinkedIn can be tremendously time consuming.  So much so I decided to offer some tips on how to avoid getting lost on LinkedIn.

  1. Understand the full functionality of the tool so that you can navigate it effectively.
  2. Have a specific objective in mind before even logging in.
  3. Set a specific amount of time aside to be on LinkedIn per day or per week and stick to that amount of time – no more.
  4. Remember that LinkedIn isn’t a silver bullet answer to anything – it is simply a tool.
  5. Recognize that people vary in how often they access their LinkedIn accounts – don’t assume everyone is on it all day long especially when waiting for a reply to an inmail.

Lastly, LinkedIn should only be a part of a bigger strategy whether it is for network engagement or job search.  Too much screen time in front of LinkedIn not only can be exhausting, it can become unproductive.



About the Author:

Cultivating Careers was founded by Karen Kodzik, a Career Consultant who has worked with individuals in transition for over 13 years. Karen meets professionals at various points on their career path and works with them to gain a clearer sense of where they want to take their careers. Karen Kodzik holds a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Development. Karen couples seasoned counseling skills with a solid business acumen. She has coached and consulted various levels of professionals across industries to successfully reaching that next point in their career.