PLETHORA OF COMPATIBLE CANDIDATES
According to LinkedIn, there are 400 million registered members worldwide. There are 122 million registered members in the US alone. That’s more profiles than a few of the leading online match makers combined. If LinkedIn were an official dating site, there would be more than enough opportunities to find a companion, with the added bonus of connections and search funtions.
We all have wished there was a magical background check handy before you went on a first date. Or a handy reference that informed you of your ex’s work ethic before you made that commitment. One feature that LinkedIn profiles give is a little insight into one’s background.
Although some skeptics my feel that endorsements aren’t truly credible, it still has a representation that many people are willing to endorse this person.
VIEW AFFILIATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Have you ever heard the saying, “birds of a feather flock together”? Or how about, “you are only as good as the company you keep”? It’s true. Who you associate with matters. In the business world, it tells a lot about what knowledge and experience you have that could qualify
you for a job. When dating, it conveys what type of individuals are allowed in your personal circle. Both outlooks combined paints a clearer picture of who you might be altogether. Despite the good or bad that comes with affiliations and associations, it does weigh in on the world’s perception of who we are. As human beings we can’t help but to wonder who and what we are getting ourselves involved with.
Lo and behold LinkedIn’s greatest feature of all – networking. What would the website be without the option to personally interact with fellow peers? According to the article based website, AskMen.com, the most exciting feature of the latest dating hub, Tinder, is actually
interacting with people that you like and like you back. The same concept kind of applies to networking on LinkedIn. The highlight of building relationships through socializing is developing personal connections with people who you want to associate with. This star quality is why
LinkedIn resembles a dating website. The ability to then message your connections via a chat system is paramount in Linkedin or a dating site.
But most of all, our online interactions should lead us to real human interaction. Just like a dating website cannot blossom into complete love by itself, so also do you need to strive to meet and talk to the people you connect to. Who knows what kinds of connections you might make?
By Paige Barber