A new must have LinkedIn app

by admin on January 25, 2013

If you’ve been following my blog you know the need to maintain Visibility and generating Goodwill with your LinkedIn network. I just became aware of an app that helps you do both of these: Job Change Notifier.

Status Update - Job Change Notifier

With this app you get an email alert when any of your LinkedIn connections gets a new job, leaves their current one, or gets promoted.

So what? Why should I care?

Here’s a few ways to take advantage of this:

  • Send a congratulatory email/snail mail card.
  • If the person leaves a current job without having a new one, you can offer help.
  • Someone else in your network may benefit from this change and you can facilitate an introduction.

WARNING

There may be a very strong temptation to use this feature to immediately contact the person and try to sell them on a product/service you offer – i.e. you’re a financial advisor and contact them to see if they want to move their 401k to your firm. Doing this will probably backfire. Rather than building Goodwill you’ll probably be seen as an opportunist and your Credibility will suffer.