LinkedIn: 20 Top Tips & Tricks

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20 top tricks and trips to help you get the most out of the new and improved LinkedIn whether you are using it to job search, network or share information.

20 top tricks and trips to help you get the most out of the new and improved LinkedIn whether you are using it to job search, network or share information.

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  • 1. 20 top tips & tricks Andy Priestner & Meg Westbury
  • 2. Check out allthe NEWprofilesections andfill them in(LinkedIn haschanged forthe better)
  • 3. ‘I’d like to add youto my professional network’ Personalise your invitation to connect
  • 4. Say ‘hello’afterconnecting
  • 5. Manage both yourprofiles -public &private
  • 6. Find arole modelnetworkerand learnfrom them
  • 7. Join a groupand actively contribute to it
  • 8. If job-searching,success willcome fromnetworkingand sharingNOTdesperation
  • 9. Connect yourconnections(if you think they couldcollaborate)
  • 10. Update yourstatus withmeaningful &appropriatecontent (this isa professionalnetwork)
  • 11. Use an established connection to ‘getintroduced’
  • 12. If job-searching,find acompanyinsider togiveyou thelowdown
  • 13. A complete profile andsmart use of keywordswill improve your findability
  • 14. Write arecommendationor endorse a skill(don’t sit and waitto berecommended)
  • 15. If there is not a grouparound your area of interest or expertise, start one
  • 16. Promoteyour profile(customiseyour URL,get a badge,and add toyour emailsignature)
  • 17. Check out contacts at your alma mater,via the alumnisearch facility
  • 18. Downloadand explorethe sleeknew mobileapps and useit on the go
  • 19. Check out company pages (they’re cool)
  • 20. Make yourhome pagefeel lesscluttered bycustomisingyour newsfeed
  • 21. Connect,share, like – become a ‘good LinkedIn citizen’
  • 22. Connect with us onhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/andypriestnerhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/megwestbury