Getting a contract
One of my networking buddies, David Cottrell, sent me this LinkedIn success story and he was happy for me to share it with you as well.
“I received an invitation from an unknown person to join their network. A quick search showed that they were part of a US-based consultancy. I accepted the invitation and received a ‘phone call the next day. The consultants were undertaking a global research project for a Dutch-based chemical company. They did not have resource in Europe and ran a search on LinkedIn to identify possible candidates. Up I popped.It was an ideal and lucrative piece of work that was desk-based. The client was seeking a report on market trends in a number of application areas. I used my contact list to find the right people to talk to and then spent a long time on the ‘phone.I have made a number of new contacts via this work which will lead to further projects for me next year.The key message is that members must constantly review their profile on LinkedIn and make sure it really reflects them and the work they undertake.”