Use LinkedIn To Network OFFLINE

April 2nd, 2010 | by Jason Alba |

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I read a great post by Laurie Berenson that talks about how sometimes we fool ourselves into thinking that just because we are on LinkedIn (and Facebook and Twitter) we think we are doing a lot of networking.

The post is titled Don’t get tricked by these 3 job search blunders, written especially for April Fools Day.  I’m talking about her 3rd point.

From a job search perspective, it’s easy to HIDE in your job search by applying to jobs on job boards.  It’s also easy to HIDE in your networking by staying online.  But there comes a time when you should take it to the next level and do something more, like a phone call or a face-to-face meeting.

Use LinkedIn as a networking tool, not your total networking strategy.

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