Other then recruiters I am looking to find out the following related to Linkedin.
1. Are you finding it of value?
2. How did you learn to use it?
3. How much time do you spending using it.
4. What are you using it to do?
5. Would you like to build a group focused on using it more effectively?

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1. I have added some contacts to my network and have been approached with some opportunities because of it.
2. Learned most on my own and by working with some other social networking buddies
3. Not a ton....I check in on it every other day and once or twice a month I do some searching for connections I have made in other places to see if I can link up with them there also
4. More of a resume posting
5. Can't hurt to get better at all levels of social media. Anything that gets me more prepared for the future.

Thanks Mel!
Thanks for the input Andy. If you know anyone else who uses LInkedin at all I would love their input also.
1. Not much value for me for Linked In, but I'm not using it to build my network. Facebook is working a great deal for me in terms of networking and keeping in touch. Linked In is much more formal and seems to be more of a headhunters resource. If I were looking for a new job, I would develop my profile on Linked In much more carefully.

2. Just feeling my way around it.

3. No time at all.

4. I'm just really using it to stay in touch with family who are not on facebook or other social media.

5. Not really that interested in building a group, but if there was a fact sheet on how to make use of it more effectively available I'd be interested.

Thanks for the topic!
Matt thanks for the input if you please let others know about the topic if you don't mind.
The user base is both broad and deep, perhaps is the most dynamic and user friendly site out there. I’ve found it to be fun and entertaining, the one thing that bugs me a bit is people use the site to sell their wares, if you know what I mean. I use it too find people mostly, literally with over 12 million members it’s a wonderful platform for reconnecting with people. I’ve found people and some have found me, in fact today one contacted with me when he saw my name on a group. This is a wonderful site, very easy to use and with some wonderful groups to lean and explore. My chief complaints are, number one too many people selling their goods and services and it is not specific too our industry, which is the reason I’m on FohBoh.
1) Yes
2) Played with it and found tutorials
3) about 5 hours a week
4) People and job search
5)Yes, that would be great
I started just filling out all the information and it became very complicated to waste my time. Am I wrong?
You are not wrong. It is not worth your time unless you have a clear objective of why you would want to be their. To join just to join or because you get some invites is a great waste of time. Pick the places you want to spend your time which will give you the greatest return to help you reach your goals.
My restaurant always needs something and takes my time and my garden as well. All the rose bushes are full of buds.
You're right.
Mel,

I am trying to network on LinkedIn in an effort to build my business and form connections, but find it frustrating due to restrictions of the site itself, and some of the groups.


I realize many people have abused and spammed and have exercised prudence and respect in my use of the site.

I'm not one of those looking for 1000's of connections, or membership in 100's of groups. As a small business, with limited marketing capital, I had hoped that it would be an avenue to let people know I exist.

If you have ideas on more effective utilization, I'm all ears.

Thanks,

Paul Green
Hello, Paul ,how are you?
i thank you for telling me about linkedin, but, yes it is complicated.
Paul: just a couple of quick questions for you to answer.
1. What is your reason for being on LinkedIn
2. If you could connect with anyone in the world who would you want to connect with and why.
3. Why would they want to connect with you?
4. How much time do you want to invest?
5. Are you looking for personal or business connections?

The answers to these questions will help determine if you should invest the time and effort.

Mel
Being a software person, here's another viewpoint on how it can be useful.

Reputation Management - setting up a personal or company profile on linkedin will usually rank highly on Yahoo/Google/MSN searches for your company or name as it is a highly trusted site. So if there is a bad review about you or your restaurant, your public profile on linkedin can "push down" that review in the search engine results. If you get enough links like this, you can hopefully push that negative review to page 2 where few people will see it.

Just my 2 cents...

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