I hope that you have enjoyed the article “How Procurement Pros Should Use LinkedIn.”
Though many of my PurchTips articles are written in bullet form for easy digestion, I opted to write this one in paragraph form. However, I thought that I could use this blog to communicate – and even expand – on the theme of the article using bullet points.
So, here are some “bulletized” ideas…
Why use LinkedIn? To accomplish the typical “end goals of social networking” as related to procurement:
- To get a job;
- To learn from others; and/or
- To connect with suppliers who can help you towards your goals
How should you behave on LinkedIn? In a way that accomplishes the “objectives of social networking interactions”:
- To be known
- To be liked
- To be trusted
What helps you become known, liked, and trusted?
- Offering advice
- Being careful not to harshly criticize others
It’s that last point that is hard for many to adhere to. And that’s where the detail of the article comes in.
If you’re in LinkedIn and want to connect, by all means, look me up and also join the SPSM Group. I’d love the opportunity to get to know, like, and trust you!