Building a Creative Livelihood


Wednesday, July 28, 2010


It's so funny - I had posted something in my Facebook status about 51 Gigs, and a college friend called me out on a few things (and I'm very glad she did!)

I've had my LinkedIn profile up for gosh....6 years now, but I figured that since I had a job I loved, I didn't think that I'd need to maintain it.  WRONG!!!

So my girlfriend dropped me a line offering an honest critique about how helpful networking on LinkedIn can be....she pointed out that I had 7 times (GOSH) more friends on Facebook than professional contacts on LinkedIn, and I needed to get my professional networking game on. A month later......DONE (Well, at least I doubled it - it's a start :)  I still work on getting more contacts.  It does take a bit of time though. 

If you have any tips to share, would love to hear them!

Next step is to get a few recommendations from trusted colleagues.....wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. This from a friend....

    Tip #1 to grow ur LinkedIn contacts - cross reference all of your FB friends w/ linkedin or say in your status to add you as a linkedin contact

    Tip #2 - go through all your business cards for possible contacts to add

    Tip #3 - ...if you see any cute guys request them...LOL!