ASQ Baltimore (Section 0502) is now on LinkedIn®

February 23, 2010 by
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The Baltimore Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ 0502) is happy to announce the creation of the LinkedIn® Group: ASQ Baltimore Section 0502.

What is LinkedIn and how can it benefit you?

LinkedIn is a free online network of more than 55 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing over 170 industries and 200 countries.

Through your network you can:

  • Connect with former colleagues, alumni, or other ASQ 0502 members and discover new networking opportunities
  • Get introduced to other professionals through the people you know
  • Manage the professional information about you that’s publicly available
  • Find and be introduced to potential clients, service providers, and subject experts who come recommended
  • Create and collaborate on projects, gather data, share files and solve problems
  • Be found for business opportunities and find potential partners
  • Gain new insight from discussions with like-minded professionals in private group settings
  • Discover inside connections that can help you land jobs and close deals
  • Post and distribute job listings to find the best talent for your company

How can you join LinkedIn and add ASQ 0502 to your profile?

If you are a member of ASQ 0502, you are eligible to join the Section’s LinkedIn group. Click here to join LinkedIn, or if you are already a LinkedIn member and want to add the ASQ 0502 Group to your account.

When you join, you can create a profile that summarizes your professional expertise and accomplishments. You can then form enduring connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you. Your network consists of your connections, your connections’ connections, and the people they know, linking you to a vast number of qualified professionals and experts. LinkedIn is free to join and has a stringent privacy policy. They will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes or share your contact information with another user.

What are the benefits of adding the ASQ Baltimore Section 0502 Group to my profile?

  • Many professionals advance their careers and business goals by counting on industry and professional groups, alumni organizations, industry conferences and corporate alumni groups to help them make new vital business contacts.
  • Helps you manage your career through referrals/advice/networking from ASQ Baltimore members
  • Allows you to interact with the ASQ Baltimore community of professionals who share a common experience, passion, interest, affiliation or goal.
  • Provides access to a list of all fellow ASQ Baltimore Section 0502 group members currently on LinkedIn.
  • Group members are able to communicate freely with one another through LinkedIn messaging.
  • Offer members a private space to strengthen old business contacts, and to be introduced to new ones.
  • A forum is available for topics to discuss topics and proffer solutions.

As a member of the Baltimore Section, am I required to join LinkedIn, add the ASQ Baltimore Section 0502 group to my profile, etc.?

No, this is an optional service for ASQ 0502 members as an added value to your current membership.

How do I get more information before I start ?

If you wish to read up on LinkedIn and how it may be useful to you before you sign up, please go to the JobSeekers website and review the Introductory article on LinkedIn.

Eric Finegan,
Internet Liaison/Webmaster.


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