After only 5 months after their layoff from a slowly dying organization, Recently Laid-Off Colleague #1 got a great job offer this week at a growth-economy firm, at a salary higher than their last job.
The only place their new job was posted was on LinkedIn.
#1's new boss called me for a reference. She already knew about my background and relationship to #1, because she looked up my profile on LinkedIn before she picked up the phone. A new network connection was born, and I look forward to meeting #1's new boss in the near future. We both agreed that #1 was a great find, given their esoteric skill set and how difficult, in any economy, to source talented candidates like #1 in that particular discipline.
Yet another reason why I love LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is like a multi-dimensional Rolodex (and much more!) for me: I grow and keep track of my network and my business on LinkedIn. It is a wonderful tool that perfectly complements my in-person networking / connecting, as I network for both fun and profit.
How is LinkedIn working for you, and how are you working LinkedIn? Connect with me here or on LinkedIn, and share your LinkedIn experience, strength, hope and success! too.