The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!


2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Recent Posts
Parking lot pole light swap....
by gfretwell
10/24/16 08:46 PM
International Wire Colour Codes
by Tjia1981
10/23/16 12:08 PM
Son of Sparky
by HotLine1
10/20/16 07:43 PM
Speaking of Plugmold ...
by gfretwell
10/17/16 02:37 PM
Broken battery charger? Check for cobwebs!
by gfretwell
10/17/16 02:30 PM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 14
HotLine1 7
ghost307 7
renosteinke 6
Potseal 4
Who's Online
1 registered (HotLine1), 58 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#205369 - 02/14/12 03:01 PM linkedin
schenimann Offline

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 194
Loc: Western North Carolina
I had an invitation to join Linkedin from a company that I do business with. What do you know about it. Is it worth my time or is just busy work? I don't do facebook because...well honestly I really don't care to know everything that you do. I know that it is business related but is Linkedin worth joining?

Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:
#205370 - 02/14/12 03:25 PM Re: linkedin [Re: schenimann]
twh Offline

Registered: 03/11/04
Posts: 895
Loc: Regina, Sask.
It might be an automated invitation because they allowed linkedin to access their address book.

#205873 - 04/14/12 04:31 PM Re: linkedin [Re: schenimann]
ExpressQuote Offline

Registered: 04/27/06
Posts: 83
Loc: BC, Canada
From my experience,

LinkedIn is really just a bunch more bulletin boards like this one... and you can join any number of conversation boards related to topics or groups or companies that relate to your interests and business...

I'm not a social media guy myself... I joined Facebook under protest... lol... a business acquaintance talked me into it... don't really get it...

LinkedIn though is different... I belong to several different groups relating to contracting, sales and marketing and business...

I find that it is good to get different points of view and to get information from outside the box so to speak...

Just my two cents... hopefully its worth that much... lol

#205937 - 04/29/12 08:16 AM Re: linkedin [Re: schenimann]
Obsaleet Offline

Registered: 04/05/03
Posts: 361
Loc: Pa
Linkedin is just for networking. Its not really a chit chat site like Facebook. Its for professionals. I have made some re connects with some people I used to do work with. I check it every couple of weeks. It has its merit. If you are not going to check it its not worth going on.

Choose your customers, don't let them choose you.


ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals