Jeff Taylor, a Senior Vice President at
Fleishman-Hillard Government Relations in Washington, DC, talks about LinkedIn.
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LinkedIn provides a valuable platform for individuals to build and nourish professional relationships. I was an early adopter of the service and regularly recommend it to recent graduates as a useful tool to help build their careers. But it’s far from perfect. Although it can help users to surface information about professional connections within their networks, there…
Chip and Jeff,
Although I am already on LinkedIn, it’s always helpful to hear someone else’s experience and how they use it.
Jeff, I found your 3rd party example very interesting as it pertains to your introducing your government relations firm the Exec. VP. I also lobby on the Hill but the idea to prospect using LinkedIn in the manner that you used it was enlightening. Thanks!
I’ll send both you and Chip an invitation on LinkedIn.
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