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LinkedIn Group Categories

Because there are lots of reasons to create a group, LinkedIn gives you options for categorizing your group to give you the most exposure. LinkedIn has established the following six primary categories [more…]

How to Export LinkedIn Contacts to Outlook

Once you've created your contacts file, it's time to import your LinkedIn contacts into your e-mail program. Although this example uses Microsoft Outlook, the procedure is similar with other e-mail clients [more…]

How to Import Webmail Contacts into LinkedIn

You can import your webmail program contacts list and feed it into LinkedIn to expand your network. Many people use a web-based program (webmail   ) to send and receive e-mail. Gmail [more…]

How to Import Contacts from Outlook into LinkedIn

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular e-mail programs. These steps show you how to import your Microsoft Outlook contacts list into LinkedIn. To do so, follow these steps: [more…]

LinkedIn: How to Create a Contacts Export File

There will probably come a time when you need your LinkedIn contacts to help you in other arenas if you want to be successful in your job search. First, you need to generate your exported file of contacts [more…]

How to Create a LinkedIn E-Mail Signature

One of the best ways to communicate your presence on LinkedIn is to add your LinkedIn profile to your e-mail signature, if you've created one. Every time you send an e-mail, you can have text appear automatically [more…]

How to Post a Job Listing on LinkedIn

LinkedIn offers a Talent Solutions page for companies to manage job listings. Hover your mouse over the Business Services link on the top navigation bar on the home page, and select Talent Solutions from [more…]

Advertising a Job Listing to Your LinkedIn Network

LinkedIn offers you the chance to “Share” your job listing using social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, and it allows you to send all or some of the people in your network a message, letting [more…]

How to Review LinkedIn Job Applicants

After you've posted your job listing on LinkedIn, you should expect to get some applicants for the position. Every time someone applies for that job, you receive an e-mail from LinkedIn notifying you of [more…]

Performing Reference Checks and Screening Job Applicants with LinkedIn

When you use LinkedIn to post a job request, the screening part of your hiring process clearly benefits. Rather than asking for references from the applicant and ordering a background check from a services [more…]

How to Find Job Seekers on LinkedIn

One of the powers of LinkedIn is its ability to find not just the active job seeker, but the passive job seeker or someone who doesn't even realize she wants a new job! You can tap an extensive network [more…]

How to Search for a Job on LinkedIn

The most obvious way to look for a job is to look through LinkedIn's advertised job openings. After all, someone is getting hired when a company runs a job listing, so why can't that candidate be you? [more…]

LinkedIn Job Search Strategies

When you're looking for a job on LinkedIn, manually scanning job listings and sending resumes are only part of the process. You also have to prepare your job-seeking strategies. The most obvious examples [more…]

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Job Searching

The core of your LinkedInpresence is your profile, which is included with every job application you make on LinkedIn. Odds are good that prospective employers are going to check your LinkedIn profile when [more…]

LinkedIn Job Searching Strategies

When you're looking for a job, there are many potential ways you can include LinkedIn as part of your overall job search, beyond the direct task of searching jobs database listings and e-mailing a job [more…]

Using LinkedIn to Network with Alumni

Typically, people who share a school in common on LinkedIn have an ongoing affinity, whether the school is an undergraduate or graduate college, or even a high school. You can rapidly increase the chance [more…]

How to Find Target Company Referrals on LinkedIn

Sometimes your job search using LinkedIn involves a specific company and not necessarily a job title. Suppose you know you want to work at one of the top computer database software companies. Now you can [more…]

How Joining a LinkedIn Group Helps You

When people who are familiar with other social networking tools are first exposed to LinkedInGroups, they see some similarities. The group interaction in LinkedIn Groups — members list, discussion threads [more…]

How to Join a LinkedIn Group

When you look at the LinkedIn groups out there, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that you should join only those groups that are relevant to you. Although you might think it's fun to [more…]

How to Search a LinkedIn Group

After you join a LinkedIngroup, you'll probably want to see who's in the group and how the group members are connected to you. After all, the point of these groups is to stay in touch with like-minded [more…]

How to Create a LinkedIn Group

LinkedIn makes it easy to create a group. Groups are helpful for networking and job searching, so if you know of a reason you should have a group, don’t hesitate to get one going. When you're ready to [more…]

How to Search for Companies on LinkedIn

When you need to learn more about your current industry or find a potential business partner for a big deal, LinkedIn gives you tools to do some research. LinkedIn's Company pages allow users to explore [more…]

How to Build Your LinkedIn Network before Moving to a New City

These days, when you have to move to a new city, you can do a lot of planning for it on LinkedIn and the Internet. You can research the neighborhoods, look into the school systems, and shop for homes online [more…]

How to Build a Member List for Your New LinkedIn Group

The easiest way to build your list of LinkedIn members is to use a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel and create a Comma-Separated Values (CSV) file, which is simply a text file of members and their [more…]

How to Write E-Mail Invitations to Your LinkedIn Group

LinkedIn allows you to send group invitations from the Groups page because the folks at LinkedIn feel that invitations should come from the group owner — namely, you. Here are a few do's and don'ts to [more…]

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