LinkedIn is a very powerful tool for building and maintaining your professional network. I’ve blogged about LinkedIn often. Check out Getting Started on LinkedIn for College Students and LinkedIn Maps to Visualize Your Network.
I currently have 500+ people in my LinkedIn network. I did not add these people randomly, but instead chose to add them to my network. For the LinkedIn requests I receive, I use my own LinkedIn protocol to determine with whom I will connect. My guidelines are not complicated, are infinitely flexible and work for me very well.
For everyone on LinkedIn considering a “Connect” request, the most important question is: Read more