How do I Use LinkedIn? Let Me Count The Ways!

(with a nod to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

We asked readers to let us know how they used LinkedIn – and the people researchers stuffed the ballots!


That’s right – every single taker of the poll indicated that they used LinkedIn to research people.

Hard to top that.

Dating – not so much…

I’ve heard tidbits here or there – and it certainly makes sense.

If you’re going to date someone in order to have a “successful” “partnership”, why not start with a look at their professional chops…

Nobody indicated that they do that.

Charts and such

Two politicians start discussing …

Nah – I won’t inflict that on you. Here, let’s just get right to the chart.

Last month’s question – visitors were asked to respond to this:

In what ways do you use LinkedIn? [check all that apply]?

Poll Results Showing Ways People Use LinkedIn
Ways People Use LinkedIn

Results of LinkedIn Use Poll

The return of the job seekers

Since nearly 80% of those that responded indicated that they use the site to find jobs, I have to think that a good assortment of job seekers found the site last month;-)

We’re happy to have you – please tell your friends.

(and you might want to read the “Jumpstart Your Career With LinkedIn” series)

Strong in research

But the main message – if you want to look up a business or business person, do what everyone else is doing – check them out on LinkedIn

Next up – training and education?

Professional development is required in some professions, and useful in all.

I’d like to know how much time you expect to have spent on education in 2012.

Find it just over to the right and up.

To your continued success,

Steven Tylock