Linkedin your Portfolio: It is a new feature I love. I put my events link on my job description. It not only accumulates what works you have accomplished, but also can able to promote my current and future events or projects when people click my profile.
Linkedin Groups: I join all kinds of groups related to my job to get to know the news posted by other people, also use them as a channel to promote my events. I manage my own Group -ACI China to engage attendees, speakers or potentials.
Linked In & In: I am a conference producer. For every conference, I need to find excellent experts in the right field to the forum. Linkedin can help me to find them either from search or my connections’ connections, and send InMail to them. It is the best tool to reach the potentials, or people you lost contacts as they change their job. You can search by putting their past companies in the criteria. Once you Linkedin, you won’t need to worry to update the contact info, as the users update themselves. Not only for looking for talents, a sales person can even utilize Linkedin to reach potential customers. Vice Versa, customers can perhaps find you or your company if they are searching for their needs on the Linkedin.
Linkedin Flag: I love this spy tool on the right upper corner. Unlike facebook, you can see some people look into your profile on Linkedin. Maybe they are interested in you or your work!
Are you IN? I highly encourage everyone make full use of Linkedin and visit it every day. It also has a lot of news that your contacts posted. Don’t worry you can separate your personal life and professional life without putting your facebook profile - silly you do that. In the future I don’t think the CV is necessary any more, your linkedin profile is your real CV package including you resume and your portfolio and your other network linked.
My main feature suggestion would be for the mobile app to be more interactive for the event function, so that you can easily connect with new contacts after you talked to them face to face. By checking the events you also get to know who else checked in and left the record that what occasion you met them.