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MEGA Linkedin Networking Day: Over 15,000 Connections – Thank You!

Posted on March 26, 2008
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By Dave Mendoza, Master Cybersleuth, an Affiliate Partner, JobMachine Inc.
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Yesterday I hit 15,000 connections on Linkedin.

I am stating it not to boast – I sincerely want to mark the occasion to publicly thank everyone who has connected with me AND for those new to this site, I am extending an Open Invite to send me a direct invitation to connect and network on Linkedin.

To be a recruiter and not actively utilizing Linkedin as part of your daily resources is to proceed into the War for Talent unarmed. I encourage all of my colleagues to embrace networking by first and foremost reaching out to your fellow colleagues who sit next to you, across the nation and globally to share best practices and to mutually benefit from 2nd and 3rd degrees of inclusion.

If you and I are not connected directly as of yet, I encourage you to feel free to send me a direct invite on Linkedin today. It’s Simple: Click the Green Button “Add Connections” on the Top Right of your Linkedin Homepage, insert my first Name, Last Name and my email, and insert your personalized Text and SEND.

To view my Linkedin Profile and 70 recommendations, Click Here

REACH OUT: Thought Leaders & Power Connectors

I’ve taken the liberty to likewise strongly encourage you to reach out and network with my colleagues (Please let them know I referred you):

** Shally Steckerl, his email:
** Glenn Gutmacher, his email:

Both Shally & Glenn are also open networkers, friends and my “inner circle” of sourcing gurus.


Today is MEGA SixDegrees Linkedin Networking Day. We celebrate my new benchmark, TOGETHER. I encourage you to network with fellow friends of the 7,000 member Six Degrees Group and staffing industry leaders I admire and who have brought value to peers. (All ask as a courtesy is to please be sure to mention Dave Mendoza in your invites as the source of referral.)

How? Simply Click the “Add Connections” and insert each of the following names and email addresses:(You may also add them to a CSV file and Upload within Linkedin) HERE

SPECIAL MENTIONS: Friends of SixDegrees Group

Martin Warren,
Horace Chai,
Kate Bruener,
Kevin Plantan,
David Perry,
Carmen Hudson,
Pat Cronin,
Carl Chapman,
Molly Griffin,
Michelle Blakeman,
Jennifer Hinkle,
Bill Fulton,
Pete Heyer,
Kevin Wheeler,
John Sumser,
Don Ramer,
Anna Brekka,
Gerry Crispin,
Hank Stringer,
Dan McGuire,
RD Whitney,
Krista Bradford,
Stan Renilan,
Louise Triance,
Ethan Bloomfield,
Dennis Smith,

Jen Hinkle,
Suzy Tonini,
Maya Walker,
Sean Rehder,
Heather Gardner,
Marni Sampair,
Kim Larotonda,
Lisa Rokusek,
Ian Miller,
Connie Poll,
Brent Rogers,
Michael Kelemen,
Maureen Sharib,
Scottie Girouard,
Peter Clayton,
Ryan Leary,
Susan Burns,
Amanda Papp,
Vincent Wright,
Marc Freedman,
Michael Shafrir,
Jorrit Blok,
Alan Whitford,
Bill Vick,
Paul DeBettignies,
Steve Rothberg,
Tricia Palacios-Moran,
Keith Robinson,
Moises Lopez,
Tiffany Peery,
Dan Harris,
Kevin Stakelum,
Bill Bargas,

As my colleagues would profess, there is value in sharing our contacts on LinkedIn. Here’s one of Shally’s famous articles written on LinkedIn if you are interested:

“Becoming A Promiscuous Linker on Linkedin“: Click Here to Find out how!

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One Response to “MEGA Linkedin Networking Day: Over 15,000 Connections – Thank You!”

  1. Carl Chapman on March 27th, 2008 11:42 am

    Dave, just wanted to give you a shout and thank you for including me in your list of people to connect to.

    I just crossed the 2000+ mark for first degree connections and on Monday hit 9MM+ 3rd degree connections… and it is all because of you!

    Keep up the great work, and please let me know if I can help in any way.


    PS – recruiters who want to make more placements, and employers who want a better tool for competing for talent should check out video job interviews