After eight hours on the job, most people balk at spending priceless evening time surfing professional networks online. If you are not currently looking for work, why bother?
Here’s why: You might meet someone. You might learn something. You might have an opportunity to help someone else get ahead.
I have enough connections, you say. Sure. Today you do. But when you lose your job tomorrow, or choose to relocate or retire or change careers altogether, then how many connections are enough? And do most of your connections know or care that they are connected with you? On a scale of tight to barely attached, how connected are you, really?