LinkedIN and LinkedOUT

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Oct 11

It is the conundrum. Should I link in to someone on LinkedIn, or should I have rules and criteria, and other stuff? Some people love the “quality” stuff of only linking to those they know while others want the “quantity” of links because of some obscure association.

I come down more on the side of the “quality” side and pretty much go along with Thom Singer’s Some Assembly Required viewpoint on LinkedIn Rant.

The problem is that, on either side, people preach that “their way is the right way” and if you disagree with them, your way is the highway. Or something worse.

Throw in social networking sites and people become overwhelmed and confused. What should they do? How many social sites should they belong to? Why?

Well? What’s your criteria?

Also, a hat tip to Jason Alba’s JibberJobber blog and his article on “I use LinkedIn…But don’t preach to me.”


About the Author

Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.