I’ve been a LinkedIn user for a couple of years, but never saw much value in it. It was mildly interesting, but being that I wasn’t job hunting or recruiting, I didn’t see much benefit. LinkedIn has grown in popularity recently, had some major press, and others are also seeing a lot of value in the ability to use LinkedIn for recruiting.
It’s great to see LinkedIn being successful with their subscription services, but is it still anything more than a recruiting and sales tool? Is that enough to keep powerful and busy business people listed and engaged? I’d imagine LinkedIn has a plan on additional services they could provide soon, because I feel like I could and should engage with it more, yet I don’t. At least now that I’m in a position where I’m looking to hire great talent, expanding my LinkedIn network is important for that reason. Along those lines, you can now find my public profile on my About page for this blog.