Linkedin is a business-related social networking site, you’ll be joining 100 million professionals who are sharing connections, ideas, and opportunities. And it’s free!
The mission of Linkedin is to connect the world’s professionals to enable them to be more productive and successful. Their services are available through their website, mobile applications, and developer platform, to help you to be connected with millions of other professionals by interacting, exchanging ideas, learning skills, finding opportunities or employment, and making decisions in a network of trusted relationships and groups.
How to use Linkedin
- Finding Employment And An Instant Resume Online
- Finding consulting or contracting positions
- Hiring Employees, Contracting or Recruiting
- Finding Information About Industries
- Reconnecting and Staying In Contact With Colleagues
- And More….
To Be Found….
- Request past or present references
- Inquiries About A position
- Deal Proposals
- Relevant Requests For Expertise About An industry, products or company
- And much more….
Through the past year following this year of June 2011, Linkedin rated #2 for social networking sites and experienced a 63 percent growth passing Myspace. Another chart for tracking review.
Linkedin General Guidelines To Open A Profile
There are several general stages to get you started by establishing your own professional profile. By connecting with others through inviting and sharing your profile to join you or requesting for references from former employers or employees.
Once you completed most of the general information, you will soon get to the exciting part by adding Apps like your WordPress blog, Reading list by Amazon and more. Also you’re able to utilize additional links to share with others, like your twitter, facebook or website to make it easier for others to know more about you and connect.
This is important, make sure to customize your Linkedin profile url to make it easier for others to find you. Just click on the customize link and place a name in the set address box so it makes it simple to find or by referring your profile url. See the example below.
Another helpful category is the advance job search to find the type of job, location and job functions available. Employers can list job and search for potential candidates. Now just because this service is free, it has its limited use, plus you are able to upgrade for a fee. Which applies to posting for a job and Linkedin specify a list of what it services covers with the free plan and the upgraded plan. I’m pleased with the free feature and it fulfills most of my usage for this site.
Keep in mind this social networking site is visited by many serious professionals looking, offering, creating positions, careers and entrepreneurial business-related opportunities.
Linkedin’s 5 Places To Optimize
In-conclusion, five places you must fill in, to optimize it with good keyword information to rank high when someone is searching for your name, product or service.
- Past Work History
- Current Work Experience
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To Your Social Networking Success! Mahalo, Lani
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