Over the past several months, I’ve been compiling some hefty blog posts on how to become a savvy LinkedIn user. With the overwhelming amount of information out there about LinkedIn, these are just a few posts that warrant your attention.
You’ll find plenty of advice there on taking advantage of all that LinkedIn has to offer. The blog has 50 posts in the category “Using LinkedIn” alone!
Jason also blogs frequently about LinkedIn on his JibberJobber blog. I want to pass along one of his important quick tips – download and export your LinkedIn profile as a PDF so you can back it up. You never know what may happen. Jason explains how in LinkedIn Maintenance: Do This Right Now (or else?).
LinkedIn does a really nice job creating a stand-alone PDF of your profile that you can use for various purposes.
Chris Muccio at CFO Strategist includes the following in his 101 Tips to Enhance Your Use of LinkedIn:
- 5 Tips to Increase the Number of Your Contacts
- 5 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Being “Found”
- 5 Tips to Enhance Your Business Development Efforts
- 5 Tips to Use Linkedin to Enhance the Job Search Process
In Gigantic Tips Guide for Finding Jobs With LinkedIn, Jacob Share at JobMob includes a quick glossary, then many pointers within each of the following:
- Make the right choices first
- Develop a LinkedIn strategy
- Supercharge your LinkedIn profile
- Multiply recommendations, yours and theirs
- Maximize your connections: Get the best, and reach the best
Laura Schneider at about.com covers the following in How to use LinkedIn for Job Searching:
- LinkedIn Offers Five Tips to Jumpstart Your Career in 2008
- Build your online brand
- Be at the forefront of people’s minds
- Make smarter decisions
- Prioritize how you spend your time
- Stay on top of what’s going on in your world
In LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account, Amit Agarwal at Digital Inspiration shares some lesser known features of LinkedIn to help you improve your profile.
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