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4 Ways to Make LinkedIn Work for You

Time to find out what kinds of things you can do on LinkedIn. Here are a few topics you need to know about to get your foot in the LinkedIn door and really make the site start working for you. [more…]

How to Navigate Around LinkedIn

When you're ready to get started, you can sign up for an account on LinkedIn. There are two important areas on your LinkedIn home page that you'll use a lot: the top navigation bar and the Accounts and [more…]

How to Join LinkedIn with an Invitation

When a friend or colleague invites you to join LinkedIn, you receive an e-mail invitation. The e-mail clearly identifies the sender and usually has as its subject line. [more…]

How to Join LinkedIn without an Invitation

If you haven't gotten an invitation to join LinkedIn, don't let that turn you into a wallflower. You can join LinkedIn directly and easily, without an invitation from an existing user. [more…]

How to Start Building Your LinkedIn Network

You're ready to look at how to build your network, with tools and forms provided by LinkedIn. Your first step is to decide who you want to invite to connect with you on LinkedIn. [more…]

Your LinkedIn Profile: How to Choose Contact Settings

Before you dive right in and start updating your LinkedIn profile, stop and think about what kind of profile you want to construct and show to the world. Specifically, think about how you want to use LinkedIn [more…]

How to Write the Summary for Your LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn profile Summary section, which appears in the top third of your profile, should give any reader a quick idea of who you are, what you've accomplished, and most importantly, what you're looking [more…]

How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile Summary and Basic Information

When you have an idea of what you want to put in your profile's Summary and Basic Information sections, it's time to go into LinkedIn and plug that data into the correct fields. When you're ready, follow [more…]

How to Add a Position to Your LinkedIn Profile

One of the most important aspects of your LinkedIn profile is the list of positions you've held over the years, including your current job. This list is especially important if you're using LinkedIn to [more…]

How to Report Education on Your LinkedIn Profile

After you document your past and current jobs, it's time to move on to the next part of your LinkedIn profile: education. After all, besides at your jobs, where else are you going to meet and stay in touch [more…]

How to Set Your LinkedIn Profile for Public Viewing

After you fully update your LinkedIn profile, your next goal is probably to share it with the entire world, not just your LinkedIn network. The best way to accomplish this is to set up your profile so [more…]

How to View Your LinkedIn Connections

There’s an old saying: “You have to know where you have come from to know where you are going.” This holds true even for LinkedIn. Before you start searching throughout the network, it's helpful to understand [more…]

How to Search the LinkedIn Network for a Specific Person

When you're ready to find a specific person, use the LinkedIn search engine, with which you can scan the tens of millions of LinkedIn members, based on keywords. The two main ways to search the network [more…]

How to Search LinkedIn by Keyword

When you search by keyword, LinkedIn analyzes everyone else's profiles to find a matching word. You can put any sort of skill, buzzword, interest, or other keyword that would be present in someone's profile [more…]

How to Search LinkedIn by Name

When you want to find a specific person on LinkedIn, you can search by name. LinkedIn has developed special First and Last Name Search fields to help you find that person. When you search by name, you [more…]

How to Search LinkedIn by Company

Sometimes, you might need to search LinkedIn by company. Maybe you're thinking of applying to a company, and you want to see who you know (or, rather, who is in your extended network) who works for that [more…]

How to Search LinkedIn by Job Title

Sometimes you might need to look for someone in a specific position on LinkedIn rather than for a specific person. After all, who knows what you go through better than other people with the same job, right [more…]

How to Perform a Reference Search on LinkedIn

One of the benefits of being a LinkedIn premium member is that you can search for someone who might have worked with someone you're researching. Perhaps you're about to hire someone but would like to speak [more…]

How to Set Up a LinkedIn Introduction

When you want to send an introduction request, spend some time planning your request before you log on to LinkedIn to generate and send it. Preparing a quality and proper introduction goes a long way toward [more…]

How to Send a LinkedIn Introduction

When you have prepared your messages (one to your contact and one to the recipient) and you're all ready to send a LinkedIn introduction request, just follow these simple steps: [more…]

How to Send a LinkedIn InMail

If you're looking to connect with someone on LinkedIn right away and you don't have an immediate or secondary connection with someone, you can use the InMail feature to send a message directly to another [more…]

How to Accept and Forward LinkedIn Introduction Requests

Once you start building your LinkedIn network, you will need to be able to accept and forward friend requests. When you're ready to accept your friend's request and forward her introduction, follow these [more…]

How to Decline a LinkedIn Introduction Request

You might receive a LinkedIn introduction request that you just don't feel comfortable sending to the recipient. Perhaps you don't know enough about your contact who made the request, or you're unclear [more…]

How to Build a Meaningful LinkedIn Network

When you build a house, you start with a set of blueprints. Likewise, when you start to grow your LinkedIn network, you should keep in mind some of the keys to having and growing your own professional [more…]

How to Find Newly Added Colleagues on LinkedIn

LinkedIn allows you to stay connected regardless of moves. There is no longer a need for the farewell lunch, where you trade information and promise to stay in touch. LinkedIn helps you maintain your connections [more…]

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