Recently, I was asked to connect with Andy Gilicinski
through LinkedIn. Andy and I were executive committee
members in the Electrochemical Society together.
We exchanged a little bit about what we are currently
involved with and then shared how we were benefiting
Andy gave me permission to share how he uses
social networking as an R&D professional. Andy found that
he has been able to make connections to a particular
business, capability or person. The connections provide
useful “inside” knowledge (positive meaning of the word
inside) that enables him to identify good opportunities
and also how to intelligently approach it.
He provided a specific example where he was interested
in the concept of word of mouth advertising. Not only was
he able to find a connection to a friend who specializes in
it he also was able to conduct a teleconference and
receive a presentation on the topic within a week.
Andy thinks this is an ideal tool to explore many things
related to developing your career, or learning helpful
things about switching careers…