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How to Use LinkedIn’s Expanded Contacts Mapping

In the past, LinkedIn gave you no way to view other people’s social networks. LinkedIn’s new Contact Management and Networking toolkit changes all of that. Now, when folks put their social networks on [more…]

How to Install the LinkedIn Internet Explorer Toolbar

Because you may find yourself going back and forth between LinkedIn and other websites, LinkedIn offers you a toolbar you can install that shows up as part of Internet Explorer and provides you with instant [more…]

How to Install the LinkedIn Outlook Toolbar

If you use Microsoft Outlook for your e-mail and you find yourself constantly switching between Outlook and the LinkedIn website to retrieve information, send e-mail to your connections via Outlook and [more…]

How to Install the LinkedIn Firefox Toolbar

If you use the Firefox web browser, LinkedIn offers you a toolbar you can install that shows up as part of your web browser and provides you with instant access to the LinkedIn website. The toolbar also [more…]

Specialized Social Platforms for Your Social CRM

Consider adding specialized social platforms for your Social CRM. There are major platforms that most companies who use social media choose first, but other specialized sites might be just right for your [more…]

How to Communicate the Value of Joining LinkedIn to Nonmembers

So you want to add some people to your LinkedIn network, but they haven't yet taken the plunge of signing up for the site. If you want them to accept your request by setting up their account, you might [more…]

How to Use Your New LinkedIn Contact Management and Networking Toolkit

Internet tools have advanced to what people know as web 2.0 systems, where online communication within your network is much more accessible. Sites like [more…]

What is the Difference between a LinkedIn User and a LION?

Given all this power and potential to reach people around the world, some people — LinkedIn open networkers (LIONs) — want to network with anyone and everyone who’s eager to connect with them. Their goal [more…]

How to Subscribe to a Premium Account on LinkedIn

To upgrade to a premium account, start by creating your free account and using the various functions on LinkedIn. If you find that after some usage, you need to reach the larger community and take advantage [more…]

How to Check Your LinkedIn Contact Settings

You definitely want to make sure that you select the correct contact settings for your LinkedIn profile. After all, if you're looking for a new job, for example, you want to make sure the option for Career [more…]

What is the Difference between LinkedIn InMail and Introductions?

Your first question when you start using LinkedIn is most likely, “What's the difference between introductions and InMail?” The answer depends on how involved your common friend or colleague is in connecting [more…]

Why You Shouldn't Use Canned Invitations on LinkedIn

You might be tempted to look at the “canned” invitation that LinkedIndisplays when you go to the Invitation Request page, especially if you're having a rough or busy day, and just send off the invitation [more…]

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…]

LinkedIn Costs and Benefits

Signing up for LinkedIn is free, and many functions are open to all account holders, so you can take advantage of most of the opportunities that LinkedIn offers. You can pay a monthly fee for a premium [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…]

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