Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes [NOOK Book]

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Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers for fast results. By working through the 10-minute lessons, you learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily use LinkedIn. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks... "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts... "Watch Out!" alerts help them avoid problems. Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes will provide beginning users with fast at a glance tips ...

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Overview

Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers for fast results. By working through the 10-minute lessons, you learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily use LinkedIn. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks... "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts... "Watch Out!" alerts help them avoid problems. Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes will provide beginning users with fast at a glance tips pointing out helpful shortcuts and solutions, cautions to help avoid common LinkedIn pitfalls, and is written in a clear easy to understand format. This book will also offer advice on how to move beyond a basic profile with a few contacts to develop a true online network that generates maximum results in the least time. Topics covered include: -Creating a profile that achieves targeted goals -Finding jobs, consulting opportunities, and clients on LinkedIn -Recruiting job candidates -Developing a streamlined approach for managing contacts -Customizing LinkedIn for maximum effectiveness -Using LinkedIn Answers and Groups for research and marketing -Extending the power of LinkedIn with applications and tools -Becoming a LinkedIn service provider -Accessing LinkedIn from mobile devices -Advertising on LinkedIn

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132639842
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/10/2011
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 595,851
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Patrice-Anne Rutledge is a business technology author and journalist who writes about social media, web-based applications, and small business technology. Her other books include Sams Teach Yourself Google+ in 10 Minutes, Using LinkedIn, Using Facebook, and The Truth About Profiting from Social Networking, all from Pearson. Patrice is a long-time LinkedIn member and social networking advocate who has used LinkedIn to develop her business, find clients, recruit staff, and much more.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Introducing LinkedIn 3

Understanding What LinkedIn Can Do for You ............................3

Understanding the Key to Success on LinkedIn..........................4

Understanding LinkedIn Account Types ......................................5

Using a LinkedIn Free Account ..................................................6

Exploring LinkedIn Premium Accounts........................................6

Creating a LinkedIn Account ....................................................8

Exploring the LinkedIn Home Page ..........................................13

Navigating LinkedIn ................................................................15

Chapter 2 Creating Your Profile 17

Viewing a LinkedIn Profile ......................................................17

Creating a Profile That Achieves Your Goals ............................18

Understanding Profile Completeness ......................................20

Entering Basic Profile Information ..........................................21

Adding Positions ....................................................................23

Adding Educational Information ..............................................24

Adding Website Links and Other Additional Information ............27

Integrating Your LinkedIn Account with Twitter ..........................28

Customizing Your Public Profile ..............................................30

Adding Profile Sections ..........................................................31

Adding a Profile Summary ......................................................33

Adding Personal Information ..................................................34

Specifying Contact Settings ....................................................35

Adding a Profile Photo ............................................................37

Viewing Your Profile................................................................38

Chapter 3 Adding and Managing Connections 39

Developing a Connection Strategy ..........................................39

Building Your Network ............................................................40

Importing Webmail Contacts ..........................................41

Importing Contacts from Other Email Systems ........................43

Connecting with Current or Past Colleagues ............................44

Connecting with Former Classmates........................................45

Connecting with Other LinkedIn Members ................................46

Connecting with People Not on LinkedIn ..................................49

Responding to Connection Invitations......................................49

Managing Your Connections....................................................51

Removing Connections ..........................................................53

Viewing Your Network Statistics ..............................................54

Chapter 4 Customizing Your LinkedIn Settings 55

Customizing the Way You Use LinkedIn....................................55

Customizing Profile Settings ..................................................56

Customizing Email Notification Settings ..................................57

Customizing Your Home Page Settings ....................................60

Subscribing to RSS Feeds ......................................................61

Customizing Group Invitations Settings....................................63

Customizing Your LinkedIn Personal Information ......................64

Customizing Your Privacy Settings ..........................................65

Specifying How You Want to Use the LinkedIn Network ............67

Chapter 5 Managing and Updating Your Profile 69

Understanding the Importance of a Current Profile ..................69

Posting an Update ................................................................70

Managing Your Updates..........................................................73

Commenting on an Update ....................................................74

Updating Your Profile..............................................................74

Promoting Your Profile on the Web ..........................................75

Printing and Downloading Your Profile......................................77

Chapter 6 Communicating with Other LinkedIn Members 79

Understanding Your LinkedIn Network......................................79

Understanding InMail, Introductions, and LinkedIn Messages....80

Understanding Your Contact Options ......................................81

Managing Your Inbox ..............................................................83

Sending Messages ................................................................85

Reading and Replying to Messages ........................................87

Sending InMail ......................................................................88

Requesting Introductions........................................................90

Managing Introduction Requests ............................................93

Chapter 7 Searching on LinkedIn 97

Performing a Quick Search ....................................................97

Searching for People ..............................................................98

Narrowing People Search Results............................................99

Performing an Advanced People Search ................................102

Saving a People Search........................................................103

Using Advanced Search Techniques ......................................105

Using the Profile Organizer ..................................................105

Chapter 8 Using LinkedIn Tools 109

Understanding LinkedIn Tools ..............................................109

Installing and Using the LinkedIn Firefox Browser Toolbar ......110

Installing and Using the LinkedIn Internet Explorer Toolbar......112

Using JobsInsider ................................................................115

Sharing Web Pages with LinkedIn Members ..........................117

Using the Outlook Toolbar ....................................................118

Creating an Email Signature ................................................119

Using the Google Toolbar Assistant ......................................121

Chapter 9 Finding a Job 125

Attracting Recruiters and Hiring Managers ............................125

Searching Job Postings ........................................................126

Viewing Job Postings............................................................129

Performing an Advanced Job Search......................................130

Applying for a Job ................................................................132

Finding Recruiters and Hiring Managers ................................133

Upgrading to a Job Seeker Premium Account ........................134

Chapter 10 Requesting and Providing Recommendations 137

Understanding LinkedIn Recommendations............................137

Requesting Recommendations..............................................138

Managing Recommendation Requests ..................................141

Responding to Recommendation Requests............................142

Accepting Recommendations ................................................145

Making Recommendations....................................................146

Managing Recommendations................................................147

Managing Received Recommendations.........................148

Managing Sent Recommendations ...............................149

Chapter 11 Participating in LinkedIn Groups 151

Understanding LinkedIn Groups ............................................151

Joining a Group....................................................................152

Participating in Group Discussions ........................................155

Liking a Discussion .....................................................156

Adding Comments to a Discussion...............................156

Following Group Discussions and Members ..................157

Starting a Discussion..................................................158

Using a Group’s Jobs Discussion Board ................................160

Managing Your Groups ........................................................162

Viewing Your Groups....................................................162

Changing the Display Order of Your Groups...................163

Viewing Group Updates ...............................................164

Viewing Group Members..............................................165

Managing Group Settings ............................................165

Forwarding Information About Groups ...........................165

Leaving a Group..........................................................166

Creating and Managing Your Own Group ................................166

Creating Your Own Group.............................................166

Managing Your Own Group...........................................169

Chapter 12 Using LinkedIn Answers 171

Understanding LinkedIn Answers ..........................................171

Asking a Question................................................................173

Browsing Open Questions to Answer ....................................175

Answering Questions............................................................177

Searching LinkedIn Answers by Keyword ................................179

Viewing and Modifying Your Questions and Answers ..............180

Chapter 13 Using LinkedIn Applications 183

Understanding LinkedIn Applications ....................................183

Choosing the Right Applications............................................184

Adding Applications..............................................................185

Adding the Blog Link Application ..................................187

Adding the Box.net Files Application.............................189

Adding a Poll ..............................................................189

Adding the Reading List by Amazon Application.............193

Adding the SlideShare Presentations Application...........195

Adding the WordPress Application ................................197

Adding and Managing LinkedIn Events ..................................198

Removing Applications ........................................................200

Chapter 14 Using LinkedIn Service Providers 201

Understanding LinkedIn Service Providers ............................201

Searching for Service Providers ............................................202

Recommending a Service Provider ........................................203

Requesting a Service Provider Recommendation....................206

Responding to a Service Provider Recommendation Request ..208

Chapter 15 Using LinkedIn Mobile 209

Using LinkedIn Mobile ..........................................................209

Accessing LinkedIn on Your Mobile Phone ............................209

Using the LinkedIn iPhone Application ..................................211

Using LinkedIn on Your BlackBerry ........................................212

Using LinkedIn on Your Palm ................................................212

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