I use it to help set up connections. So I’ll tell an alum to look through my (trusted) network and tell me who they’d like me to introduce them to. I also use it to identify people who might be able to help me or a colleague with a particular problem. It may be a resume book, but it’s a really good resume book. (I actually hate the messaging function; I try to get people in an email exchange as soon as I can.)

A practical business professor musing on marketing and management from his not quite ivory tower. Writings do not represent the views of Northeastern University

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