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!