Posts Tagged LinkedIn

A cleaner, simpler feel in the new look Office

Microsoft packaged new goodies in the latest version of its Office suite of productivity software, but this time you might notice the package more than the goodies. The programs — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook et al — are all still there, but they look a lot less

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Check your LinkedIn profile summary

Want to expand your network on LinkedIn more quickly? Make it easier for people to spot you as a person they may know.

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Stay up to date using LinkedIn

Your home page contains several news feeds you can use to keep up to date on people in your network, as well as what they’re discussing. Use these feeds to participate in the discussions you find interesting, to start your own discussions and to get in touch

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Share news on LinkedIn

While your activity within LinkedIn appears in the Updates section of your contacts’ LinkedIn home pages, you can add to current conversations, comment on their activity, and even post some topics of your own. Using these features is similar to speaking with people at a networking event.

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LinkedIn endorsements

In September 2012, LinkedIn introduced Endorsements. Once you add Skills to your profile, your first-level contacts can endorse you for those skills by clicking an icon.

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Supplement your LinkedIn profile

When you created your LinkedIn profile, you added the information LinkedIn considers part of a complete profile. LinkedIn also lets you add information about things like causes you support and volunteer activity as well. This information can help attract attention from other LinkedIn members looking for people

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Join LinkedIn groups

Networking often leads to serendipitous outcomes, but meeting people who share interests can make networking more effective. That’s why people join groups in LinkedIn. By joining groups, you can do things like: learn about others with similar interests. find out what they’re talking about in group forums.

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Research companies using LinkedIn

To further their professional interests, people commonly investigate specific companies. Now, in addition to traditional research sources like media mentions and a company’s own web site, people can look for company “pages” on LinkedIn.

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LinkedIn polls

Suppose you’re looking for insight on how best to achieve a business or career goal. Goals might include: gauging interest in a new product or service you’re developing ranking different products or services available to you finding out which job-search strategy would work best in a given

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Connect with people on LinkedIn

Building a large network takes time, but it’s a worthwhile endeavor. The wider your LinkedIn network, the easier it will be to make contact with other people – and the easier it will be for people to make contact with you.

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