Had a very busy day today! For someone who is not employed, itâ€™s amazing how busy I am. The exposure from PARADE magazineâ€™s â€œWhat People Earnâ€ project, along with my segment on â€œThe Early Showâ€ has kept me super busy. It seems as though Iâ€™ve become an â€œunemployed expertâ€ which is a bit funny if you think about it, since Iâ€™m currently unemployed.
I woke up this morning to an email from someone who saw me on TV and wanted my advice on a few things. We corresponded throughout the day. I then spoke on the phone with a LinkedIn contact of mine who also saw me on TV and is aware about the PARADE project. He wanted to know more about what Iâ€™m doing with everything. We discussed social media in great detail and we discussed the possibility of me developing a social media strategy for a group he is working with, as well as social media as education for his group. Potential job? Quite possibly.
I then spent a good portion of my day connecting with people on LinkedIn. I reached out to some connections by email through LinkedIn, asking them if based on my experience they might be able to connect or â€œintroduceâ€ me to some of their LinkedIn connections. I also reviewed people that are part of various groups I belong to on LinkedIn to look for potential networking opportunities. I found a good amount and reached out to some myself and asked to be introduced to others. With that, I received a lot of positive responses. A woman with a very well read blog is interested in interviewing me and writing a blog about me, which is very cool. Another individual is interested in scheduling time to chat with me about what Iâ€™m looking to do and how he might be able to help me.
I spent a lot of today on LinkedIn, but I really feel strongly about it. It is a great tool to build your network and make connections. As I always say â€œItâ€™s all in who you know.â€