LinkedIn For Dummies, 6th Edition
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To make effective use of the functionality and advantages of LinkedIn, stay updated, and enhance your professional life, keep these helpful LinkedIn tips in mind:
  • Start leaving recommendations for first-degree network connections that you feel have earned a great one.

  • Invest a good amount of time upfront to create a great, detailed profile.

  • Spend a small but productive amount of time, on a consistent basis, updating and maintaining your LinkedIn network and profile.

  • Use lots of search terms in an advanced search to find the right person. If you get no results, remove one or two words and try again.

  • Research someone on LinkedIn before meeting him in a job interview or business meeting.

  • Use LinkedIn's platform to write long-form posts and demonstrate your knowledge to the community.

  • Interact with your network through news feed updates by liking and commenting on other people’s posts and articles that are published.
  • Use the LinkedIn Status Update function (Share an Update) to keep your network appraised of your business.

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Joel Elad is a social networking, internet, and eBay guru with a software development background. He has authored and coauthored several books.

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