Join the Conversation

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Share your work and track the links you share. Image credit: linkedin.com

LinkedIn is more than just a place to troll for contacts and be trolled. In fact, the social networking site would like us to think of it more like a dialogue. The site’s official blog encourages users to follow trends on the more than 20 news channels available and follow discussions in groups that suit your interests. You can also start some of your own conversations by sharing links to your work.

Why take the time to share? Well, because the more you give, the more you get.

“Members who share content on LinkedIn at least once a week are nearly 10 times more likely to be contacted for new opportunities than people who don’t share,” according to the article.

As you continue to share your work and start conversations with more folks on the site, you can track your following with some nifty tools (see photo above). Check out these tips in more detail on LinkedIn’s Blog.