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20 top tricks and trips to help you get the most out of 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 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 all the NEW profile sections and fill them in (LinkedIn has changed for the better)
  • 3. Personalise your invitation to connect
  • 4. Say ‘hello’ after connecting
  • 5. Manage both your profiles - public & private
  • 6. Find a role model networker and learn from them
  • 7. Join a group and actively contribute to it
  • 8. If job- searching, success will come from networking and sharing NOT desperation
  • 9. Connect your connections (if you think they could collaborate)
  • 10. Update your status with meaningful & appropriate content (this is a professional network)
  • 11. Use an established connection to ‘get introduced’
  • 12. If job- searching, find a company insider to give you the lowdown
  • 13. A complete profile and smart use of keywords will improve your findability
  • 14. Write a recommendation or endorse a skill (don’t sit and wait to be recommended)
  • 15. If there is not a group around your area of interest or expertise, start one
  • 16. Promote your profile (customise your URL, get a badge, and add to your email signature)
  • 17. Check out contacts at your alma mater, via the alumni search facility
  • 18. Download and explore the sleek new mobile apps and use it on the go
  • 19. Check out company pages (they’re cool)
  • 20. Make your home page feel less cluttered by customising your news feed
  • 21. Connect, share, like – become a ‘good LinkedIn citizen’
  • 22. Connect with us on http://www.linkedin.com/in/andypriestner http://www.linkedin.com/in/megwestbury
  • 23. Image credits: Slide 1: http://press.linkedin.com/Media-Resources/209/LinkedIn-logo-2-color-png Slide 2: http://christmasstockimages.com/free/new_year/slides/2012_sparklers.htm Slide 3: https://flic.kr/p/ayc3yD Slide 4: https://flic.kr/p/6Nkkq9 Slide 5: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Two_silhouette_profile_or_a_white_vase.jpg Slide 6: https://flic.kr/p/ecxdsd Slide 7: https://flic.kr/p/egJ8WA Slide 8: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gustave_Courbet_- _Le_D%C3%A9sesp%C3%A9r%C3%A9_(1843).jpg Slide 9: http://www.flickr.com/photos/domiriel/4640517018 Slide 10: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenniewoo/51408446/ Slide 11: http://www.flickr.com/photos/safari_vacation/9501964248 Slide 12: https://flic.kr/p/etmzL Slide 13: https://flic.kr/p/9UB7iz Slide 14: https://flic.kr/p/cEJ1Zs Slide 15: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leehaywood/4204797024 Slide 16: https://flic.kr/p/9rK5KD Slide 17: http://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/5768459674 Slide 18: https://flic.kr/p/e5wZ3t Slide 19: https://flic.kr/p/8YeUJ7 Slide 20: https://flic.kr/p/4HqwQG Slide 21: https://flic.kr/p/fAymtJ Slide 22: http://press.linkedin.com/Media-Resources/209/LinkedIn-logo-2-color-png