Sunday, January 22, 2006

LinkedIn for shy people

Networking doesn't come naturally. After all, as kids, we were constantly reminded by Mom and Dad never to speak to strangers.

Yet, when you think about it, all the friends you now have, were once strangers. How did that happen? Well, most likely, you learned more and more about them, and vice versa.

LinkedIn allows people to do just that. By reading someone's profile, you can get to know the essence of the other person. Then, you can decide to connect or not with that person (by sending him / her a properly written email clearly describing areas or topics of mutual interest).

LinkedIn is especially good for people who might be shy about talking to strangers, yet want to network for professional or business reasons.