In my younger days I would not have seen the need for a professional networking.  Today I meet new people everyday through coaching and need to find a better way to stay updated with them in a professional sense.  LinkedIn allows me to do this because it's sole purpose is networking professionally and updating others on new jobs or changes in one's careers.  The only form of networking I had had prior to this class was Facebook and the only reason that I had kept it around was to keep in touch with friends from across the country and because of all of the photos that I had accumulated over the years.

These two networks are different in nature and in set up.  First of all, Facebook is personally based while LinkedIn is professionally based.  Facebook is for sharing your personal life with your friends through statuses and photos and often the information that is shared is totally and completely in the present.  LinkedIn is designed to chronicle the professional aspect of someone's  life.  Profiles are built around a person's education, previous jobs, current job, and future career objectives.  Both are great tools for communicating and networking in their aspects of life.
 





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    Kyle Wise

    I am 25 years old, in my 3rd season as an assistant baseball coach at the Junior College level and love guiding young adults as they chase down their dreams.

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