C.G. Lynch at CIO.com put together an extensive compilation of his posts on getting the best out of LinkedIn. He offers “advice on how to build a strong profile, practice good etiquette, manage connections and recommendations, and stand out to recruiters and employers with the social networking service.” Bookmark this page!
Among over a dozen posts are the following:
Bad practices on LinkedIn can alienate your connections and turn off potential employers considering you.
LinkedIn expert Jason Alba describes the most common mistakes he sees on profiles in these areas: personal photo, professional headline, website labels, vanity URL, and summary.
Pay more attention to the quality of the people you choose to connect with than trying to amass a huge network.
By researching company profiles, you can prepare for interviews and learn what skills they value to see how you measure up.
Make sure you tap the right people for recommendations. Send the right message to potential employers.
Some power LinkedIn users and how they leverage LinkedIn for job search and business-building.