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LinkedIn Study: Women Too Picky About Mentors?

LinkedIn Study: Women Too Picky About Mentors? | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

A new LinkedIn study indicates, in spite of the fact it's been proven having a mentor can advance your career, one in five women in America do not have a mentor. When asked why, 52% of those who don't have mentors said it was because they had "never encountered someone appropriate." What?!? Ladies, c'mon now! This response tells me three possible things:

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LeftOut of LinkedIn: Women missing from networking site

LeftOut of LinkedIn:  Women missing from networking site | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

To women, the name of the professional networking site that is all the rage should really be LinkedOut.

While more and more men are finding their business connections the newfangled electronic way, women are decidedly old-fashioned. They still seem to prefer to network face-to-face.

 

According to Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, women dominate most social-networking sites. The exception is LinkedIn, which is used by only half as many women as men.

 

“There are a couple of reasons for this,” Nicole Williams, LinkedIn’s Connection Director and author of the book “Girl on Top,” explains. “To begin with, women tend to network in person more predominantly than online. Additionally, while men are more comfortable asking for introductions or reaching out to second- and third-level networks, women prefer to create deeper connections with or through people they know.”

 

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