Build your network, find a job, and been seen as a thought leader
LinkedIn is your number-one personal branding tool, and this friendly guide shows you how to harness it to build connections and relationships and stand out in the world's largest professional network. LinkedIn For Dummies walks you step by step through creating an eye-catching profile and demonstrates how to successfully expand your reach by connecting with colleagues, customers, and like-minded individuals from around the globe. Plus, you'll discover how to become a thought leader by publishing your cutting-edge research on LinkedIn's native publishing network, Pulse, and interact with your connections through updates.
Connections have never been more vital to a successful career, and this new edition of LinkedIn For Dummies is here to make sure you don't miss out on your next big opportunity! From keeping track of your LinkedIn activities and writing and requesting recommendations to finding a job and using LinkedIn to cultivate sales leads, this friendly guide is the missing piece you've been waiting for to take your career from good to great all with the click of a few buttons.
Create a LinkedIn profile that showcases your skills and attracts contacts
Find and connect with colleagues and industry leaders
Understand LinkedIn etiquette and best practices
Use LinkedIn to find a job, develop sales leads, and market your services
Don't be left out link up with this fully updated introduction to the Internet's hottest professional networking tool.
Joel Elad, MBA, is a social networking, Internet, and eBay guru with a software development background and a yearning for entrepreneurship. He has authored or co-authored several books including Facebook Advertising For Dummies and Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies.
Introduction 1 Part 1: LinkedIn Basics 5 CHAPTER 1: Looking into LinkedIn 7 CHAPTER 2: Sign Up and Create Your Profile 27 CHAPTER 3: Completing Your Profile 43 Part 2: Finding Others and Getting Connected 67 CHAPTER 4: Searching LinkedIn 69 CHAPTER 5: Managing Introductions and In Mail 85 CHAPTER 6: Growing Your Network 101 CHAPTER 7: Connecting with and Endorsing Your Network 125 Part 3: Growing and Managing Your Network 145 CHAPTER 8: Staying in the Know with LinkedIn Pulse .147 CHAPTER 9: Exploring the Power of Recommendations 161 CHAPTER 10: Monitoring Your LinkedIn Activities Through Your Home Page 179 CHAPTER 11: Using LinkedIn with Your Internet Activity 193 CHAPTER 12: Accessing LinkedIn with Your Mobile Devices 207 Part 4: Finding Employees, Jobs, and Companies 219 CHAPTER 13: Finding Employees 221 CHAPTER 14: Finding a Job .235 CHAPTER 15: Following Companies on LinkedIn 249 Part 5: Using LinkedIn for Everyday Business 261 CHAPTER 16: Getting Connected with LinkedIn Groups 263 CHAPTER 17: Using Sales and Marketing Techniques for Yourself and Your Business 285 CHAPTER 18: Using LinkedIn Ads 301 CHAPTER 19: Miscellaneous Creative Uses of LinkedIn 315 Part 6: The Part of Tens 331 CHAPTER 20: Ten LinkedIn Do s and Don ts 333 CHAPTER 21: Ten LinkedIn Resources 343 Index 349