An interesting piece of advice comes via an article on the popular LinkedIn World website… 8 mistakes you make on LinkedIn. These are valuable tips and really, when you think about it, these rules can be applied to most of your professional social networks. LinkedIn can be a very valuable professional networking tool (remember the “professional part ” and when used correctly and wisely can result in some valuable connections.
Since most people understand the value of taking those steps, let’s go deeper. To really harness the power of LinkedIn, don’t make these mistakes:
1. You give only because you expect to receive.
2. You don’t give at all.
3. You wait until you have a need.
4. You forget where you are.
5. You ignore the signs.
6. You don’t share.
7. You don’t care.
8. You ignore your team’s network.