I hope that you have enjoyed the article “How Procurement Pros Should Use LinkedIn.”

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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!


Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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