Social media isn’t a trend or fad. It’s a normal part of our lives. Wait…let me add something. Social media is a normal part of our business lives. Sure, you can swear off Twitter or Facebook. But in today’s business world, it’s important to be connected to business conversations. And that happens on LinkedIn.
Now, you might be saying to yourself, “Hey – isn’t this a retirement blog? When I retire, I don’t need LinkedIn.” And maybe that’s true. But given the number of business professionals who are transitioning from full-time to part-time as part of a phased retirement strategy, it could make sense to hang around for a while. There are also quite a few people who are retiring only to realize that they’re bored and want to reenter the workforce (i.e. unretire). LinkedIn could be a way to reconnect.
So, before you start counting the days until you can delete your LinkedIn account, here are a few resources to keep your profile current and relevant.
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LinkedIn continues to differentiate itself as being a business platform. That’s a good thing for businesspeople. As we’re planning our retirement strategy – which may include an encore career, freelancing, or phased retirement – we can use platforms like LinkedIn to help us achieve our goals.
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