If you are only using your LinkedIn profile as an online resume, then you’re missing the boat! Really. No modern professional—or wannabe professional—should be without a basic understanding of the powerful things the business networking site can do.
Yes, it’s a darn simple way to easily share your C.V. information online. And it is a practical way to track the most current contact information for your friends and colleagues. (Because they keep it current and what could be easier?) But there’s more to LinkedIn—a lot more. You can use it to build a reputation, crowd source tough problems, find a new job, gather competitive intelligence … the list is nearly endless.
Step one, of course, is to get your own personal profile up there and complete it. Step two? Turn it on and let it work for you.