Participating in LinkedIn groups not only is a great virtual resource for finding connections - it is an opportunity to coordinate face to face meetings. Your group consists of professionals who all share a common goal and interest. Take networking to the next level and coordinate an informal networking event where you can share best practices and strengthen relationships. Provide an open forum for discussion and invite an industry specialist to offer new insights. As a group, decide if you would like to meet throughout the year and agree on future speakers you would like to invite.
Your LinkedIn group will see a participation increase and your professional network will become stronger. By taking your network “offline” professionals are able to delve deeper into topics presented on discussion boards and acquire a broader response.
It is essential to recognize the importance of the owner of the group. Before you propose the idea, contact them and involve them in creating the event. Respect that if it was not for this owner this group would not exist.
Remember to follow KPMG in Canada LinkedIn Page to check out career opportunities. As well, join the KPMG in Canada Alumni LinkedIn Group as an ideal opportunity to remain connected to former colleagues and meet at our local events.