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How to Use LinkedIn for Executive Networking

BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of LinkedIn networking, featuring John Touey, from Salveson Stetson Group, and Stephen Van Vreede, from BlueSteps Executive Career Services.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • What are the main benefits of incorporating LinkedIn into an executive networking strategy?
  • How much time should executives spend networking on LinkedIn per week?
  • How can executives use LinkedIn Pulse to open up new networking opportunities?
  • Any useful tips for networking in LinkedIn groups - especially with the recently launched updates?
  • What is the etiquette for LinkedIn endorsements and recommendations? Do I have to reciprocate?
  • How should I introduce myself to a new connection on LinkedIn?
  • How many times per week should executives post LinkedIn updates to stay visible to their networks?
  • Should executives connect with people they don’t already know on LinkedIn? If so, why?
  • How should executives go about initiating in-person meetings through LinkedIn?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

Join us for the next #ExecCareer chat! More info >>

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