I’m still trying to figure out the real value of LinkedIn Groups, as a group member. Right now I have 313 members of the JibberJobber Career Management group on LinkedIn, and some of them have asked the “now what” or “so what” question.
I told them I don’t know :p I sent an e-mail to Mario Sundar at LinkedIn, but he hasn’t replied to me yet. If anyone can tell me why they should join a group, beyond getting access to search on other group members, I’d love to hear it.
For now, if you are curious, and are interested in having that type of broad reach to non-first-degree contacts, here’s the motherload listing of LinkedIn groups. Super thanks to Heather Gardner for sharing this list with me!
Note, I have no idea who is behind it, and I’m sure it’s not complete. But it’s a pretty good place to start.
If you have a particular interest in a certain group just go to that page and hit Ctrl-F to do a search within that page.