Using LinkedIn for Networking
I read Pinhawk Librarian News Digest daily – it’s a great source for pointing me to what I should be reading, and saving me from reviewing all 900+ new feeds in my RSS reader. In today’s digest, editor Nina Platt references a post on downloading contact information from your LinkedIn connections. As Nina rightly points out, LinkedIn is a professional network. Her issue? A number of connections don’t use their work email address, but instead use a personal one.
As someone who uses a personal email address in my LinkedIn account, I wanted to explain why. I’m not sure how my firm supports my use of LinkedIn, so I’d rather not have emails from there come to my work email. If I get spammed, I’d rather it was in my gmail account, and not at work, to save the IT department from having to deal with it. And, the most important reason, I don’t access my work account after hours, and I’d rather have 24/7 access to LinkedIn.
I consider myself a professional, but unfortunately, I don’t feel I get this respect at work. Perhaps I do and I’m overreacting. At any rate, I’ll continue to use LinkedIn for networking and making connections, and I’m going to leave my gmail account as my contact email.
What do you do?
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