When I work with clients, I teach them to follow LinkedIn's advice and connect to those they know.
Your LinkedIn profile has to truly stand apart from the competition in order to gain that visual edge you need for either a project or job.
Deciding on a marketing plan for your business, whether or not to market your business in either Facebook or LinkedIn, and the right mix of disciplines to use is a combination of personal preference, trial-and-error, and industry statistics.
"Should my LinkedIn profile be public or private?" Being a marketing specialist, I advocate personal social profiles be public.
Do you know how to set your LinkedIn profile to private? Here's how in a few simple steps.