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Cormac
03-20-2009, 02:09 PM
Just wondering if any Planeteers have found this a useful site for networking. It seems to have the right idea. Is it worth joining and paying the fees? I have a small business and would like the benefit of networking.

If not this one, are there other better sites?

Thanks in advance

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DaFace
03-20-2009, 02:12 PM
It's pretty good for being a social networking site for businesspeople. It makes it easier to keep track of people when they change jobs. I've never used their paid stuff, though.

htismaqe
03-20-2009, 02:12 PM
I've tried to avoid it. It's like freaking crack in my line of work. You'd think it was World of Warcraft the way some of the sales guys spend time on it.

kysirsoze
03-20-2009, 02:16 PM
I use it but I don't think my industry (entertainment) is as well suited to what it offers.

BigRedChief
03-20-2009, 02:20 PM
I use it to keep track of former co-workers but I didn't even know there was a pay option. I just list some former buddies and or boss's and thats it.

gta0012
03-20-2009, 02:21 PM
i use it. But my company (Tech company) mainly uses it for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Purposes.

It's meh for networking and we just use the free side.

Cormac
03-20-2009, 02:21 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. LOL at htis' answer.....typical!

I'll probably explore it for a while for free and see where it goes.

Any other input is welcome.

Cormac
03-20-2009, 02:23 PM
I use it to keep track of former co-workers but I didn't even know there was a pay option. I just list some former buddies and or boss's and thats it.

BRC - I searched for a few friends/competitors and to see their "full profile" you had to become a business level member (IIRC). That was $25/month.

Seems like most people get what they want from the free aspect.

I had heard before that the best advantage was finding people who had changed jobs/companies.

Thanks again.

morphius
03-20-2009, 02:29 PM
I've gotten a few calls on jobs from that site, and hooked up with some friends from old jobs. But I just use the free version.

StcChief
03-20-2009, 02:38 PM
Absolutely. Use it for business, tracked down some old college buddies, former peers and bosses.... Even got a job lead from it....

Free seems worth it.

Mile High Mania
03-20-2009, 02:39 PM
I use it to keep track of people that I've worked with and for sales... I use it to "find people" within certain companies. I don't pay for anything...

Ari Chi3fs
03-20-2009, 02:48 PM
I use it to keep track of people that I've worked with and for sales... I use it to "find people" within certain companies. I don't pay for anything...

This.

Plus the Groups are a GREAT way to network and find experts in your business niche.

kc rush
03-20-2009, 02:53 PM
I use it to keep track of people that I've worked with in the past. Plus, I figure its not a bad thing to be on if an employer is looking for someone in my field.

I too only use the free items on the site.

Garcia Bronco
03-20-2009, 03:32 PM
I use it to keep track of former co-workers but I didn't even know there was a pay option. I just list some former buddies and or boss's and thats it.

Same for me

Detoxing
03-20-2009, 04:06 PM
Im LinkedIn, but i don't use it. seems cool, but i dont have the time to use it.

CrazyPhuD
03-20-2009, 04:28 PM
I use it for business contacts It's useful there. Only the free side and I get periodic hits from recruiters looking for people(one every month or two). Granted I work tech and it's quite popular but good to build a network if you need to find a job.

bkkcoh
03-20-2009, 06:01 PM
I am on the free side and have joined the Chiefs and Royals groups, even tried to point some people to here.

I have found it very useful in connecting with people.

Cormac
03-22-2009, 07:41 AM
Thanks, guys. I can't believe I never heard about it until the other day. I'm in the thoroughbred horse business (bloodstock consultant). There are plenty of groups dedicated to horses, racing, equestrian sports etc. but the first one I joined has a message board that is dead (last post was last fall). Anyway, we'll see what happens....