Thursday, September 6, 2007

A LinkedIn Success Story

I had a great LinkedIn connection experience today. Last week I found a job posting on the LinkedIn jobs tab that was pretty close to perfect for me and was only 2 degrees away from me.

(For those of you who haven't used this feature, LinkedIn ranks job by how close the "poster" is to you in your network of connections -- a second degree connection means that the job was posted by a "friend of a friend.")

I sent a note to the friend who connected us, asking if he could write me a recommendation that emphasized my qualifications for the position.

Cut to the chase: they asked me in for an interview, and when I arrived they had already printed hard copies of my LinkedIn profile. No resumes ever changed hands!

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