Until recently, if you wanted to join a closed LinkedIn Group, you could only see which of your connections were group members before joining. You may have joined groups based on this information and then found, once you were a member, that the group wasn’t what you thought it was and you had little in common with the other group members.
That’s all changed now.
If you want to learn more about a LinkedIn Group (closed or open) before joining, you can look at the group’s statistics (found on the right hand side of a group’s landing page) before clicking on the ‘join’ button.
This handy statistical infographic provides the titles of the group members, where they are based, the group’s discussion activity level and much more. You now don’t have to join a LinkedIn Group blindfolded only to find out it’s not for you.
Which new LinkedIn tools have you found helpful?