This week's Globe column is dedicated to making you a more effective user of LinkedIn -- even if you think you're already using the site well (as I did).
With the help of venture capitalist Lee Hower (part of the founding team of LinkedIn), David Gowel of Clearly Creative, and Pat O'Malley of Patrick O'Malley & Associates, I collected ten tips that'll make your profile more impressive, make you easier to find, and help you get more out of it as a research/sales/job-hunting tool. Do you know about all ten? Do you have others?
On Twitter, I asked folks for their LinkedIn advice. Much of it had to do with taking advantage of LinkedIn's thousands of discussion groups for people with common professional interests.
@Kdmiller4: "Real value of LinkedIn is in joining the 'Groups.' The discussions & networking are great."
@bcarcio: "The LinkedIn updates work. Likely because so few people use them that they stand out."
@russellbesq: "Check the 'groups' link from your home page, otherwise you may miss changes, esp. [with regard to] new members."
@markbaard: "Even if a light user: be generous w/ recommendations and praise for your contacts. those people will remember it."
@Lin_Dolin: "LinkedIn allows u2 communicate via groups=>good 4 networking if handled properly."
@minicooper: "The groups on linkedin are a great way to find people you are not connected to, but want to/should be."
What's your best LinkedIn advice?