Posts Tagged LinkedIn

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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Find networking events on LinkedIn

Update, December 2012: LinkedIn has shut down its Events feature. Read LinkedIn’s official announcement here. Want to meet specific people, or people in specific industries, face to face? Why not go to a networking event that those people are slated to attend? Even better, contact people who

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Find jobs on LinkedIn

Enterprising job-seekers of both the salaried and freelance variety might mine job websites to find out which companies are looking to fill positions. But today, both companies and recruiters are increasingly using LinkedIn to fill positions, especially since they’re interested in finding people who aren’t currently looking

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Generate a resume from your LinkedIn profile

If you regularly refine your LinkedIn profile, you will have an up-to-date resume online. LinkedIn also lets you put your online information into a stylish PDF print-ready resume you can share with other people. To generate a resume using your LinkedIn profile, visit the LinkedIn Resume Builder

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Who do you want to connect to on LinkedIn?

You might be surprised at the number of people you know (or know of) who have LinkedIn profiles. Here’s a partial list:

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LinkedIn: Skills

We all have skills that we want others to know about. So LinkedIn created a feature that enables members to tell other people what they have, and they gave this feature the obvious name: Skills.

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Solicit recommendations using LinkedIn

Whether you apply for a job or pitch for freelance work, good reviews of your previous efforts can help convince people to pay for your services. Those reviews can carry extra weight if the people who read them can easily find out who gave them.

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Find information in LinkedIn

To network effectively using LinkedIn, make sure you can find and exploit its powerful search tool. As you build your network and do research, you’ll use it often. Find people in LinkedIn The top right hand corner of your LinkedIn home page has a search bar that,

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