Are you on LinkedIn? If not, you probably should be.
CNN reported today that LinkedIn gains a new user every second. That’s pretty powerful. Designed to be a professional networking/social media tool, this site can help you establish a presence in a way that Facebook and Twitter can’t. LinkedIn is a great way to keep those in your field informed about what you are doing–especially those who you know well. Think of it as a kind of “online” resume with the power to update your status to those in your network.
If you haven’t yet started using this social networking tool, why not begin working on your profile today? You don’t have to complete it all at once, and it can be a terrific resource for you to use as a dance professional–whether you own a studio or are a member of a company. Want to know more? Here are a few facts I recruited from the site itself for your information:
+ Executives from all of the Fortune 500 companies are members of LinkedIn
+ Approximately half of the members on LinkedIn are outside the US
+ There are members in about 200 countries world-wide
+ LinkedIn currently has over 80 million members