When I first joined LinkedIn, its primary use was helping job seekers find new roles. It was also a great place for employers to find potential candidates. As time passed and I went through a few job changes, I was utilizing it more frequently. I never secured a job directly off my profile, but came close a couple of times. To this day, it is still a wonderful place for job seekers and employers to “meet”.
I started to really enjoy this platform when I began contributing in groups. I learned a lot from posting questions, but also by answering questions and reading other people’s comments. One group in particular has “given” me many of my best online connections, and I would have never met most of them if I had not joined the conversation.