I joined the professional network LinkedIn early in its life, and immediately reached out to a handful of colleagues and former co-workers to get started. And then essentially stopped.
Oddly enough I had been drawn to it as a tool for finding subject matter experts in our mammoth, matrixed company, but let it more or less idle afterward… until I needed to look for work again. Fortunately during that period I found another opportunity at the same employer, and then again when more business changes occurred. With no need to search, I linked out.
Until the third time turned out not to be a charm, and I was back amongst the ranks of the unemployed, desperate for any edge to separate me from an unusually high swelling sea of job seekers. Continue reading