An Adult Video Game Better than Fortnite

An Adult Video Game Better than Fortnite

Posted on 06. Nov, 2018 by in Careers, LinkedIn, Social Media

I always love when someone takes something that seems unrelated and connects them in ways that are surprisingly good. That’s the reaction that I had when Zack Kanter shared this tweet with his followers about what he calls the adult video game that’s more impressive than the Fortnite phenomenon.

Pretty funny to think about, but that is how many people are using LinkedIn. What I don’t think Zack highlights is the majority of people that are using LinkedIn in ways which really do connect business people to work together.

Trust me, I’ve seen all the nefarious behavior that can happen on LinkedIn. None of that works and it certainly can be annoying at times. However, when you’re connecting with people you’ve actually met in person at a conference or other people that you know about or have heard about, LinkedIn is a really powerful tool. At least in the world of Healthcare IT, there’s almost no one that doesn’t have a LinkedIn profile.

Another feature of LinkedIn which doesn’t get nearly enough credit is the job change notices. I’ve found a ton of value in looking at the notices of who has changed jobs. First, it’s great to see how well many of my friends and former colleagues are doing in their careers. Second, job changes often present a great opportunity to reconnect and find new ways to work together.

How are you using LinkedIn in your career? What tips, tricks, or techniques do you use to “level up” on LinkedIn?

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,500 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two other companies and advises multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

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One Response to “An Adult Video Game Better than Fortnite”

  1. Barry Schechter

    08. Nov, 2018

    I was on LinkedIn until I got scammed by a career coach. LinkedIn has gravitated to being a middle career Facebook and a large pool of possibilities. It has lost its direction and sense of purpose. When you’re scammed and you’re told “sorry for the inconvenience”, then the platform has no guts and nothing stands behind it.

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