Greendale Jobs ClubCreating a LinkedIn profilewww.linkedin.comLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Content Overview Sign up Confirm your account via email Accessing your email contacts Selecting email contacts to connect with Advertising your profile on Facebook and Twitter Choosing an account type Your profile pageLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Sign upType www.linkedin.com into the address bar at the top of yourinternet browser. The page below will be displayedLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Sign upType in your first and last name. This will be the name appearingon your profile. Then add your current email address and choosea password longer than 6 charactersLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Sign upType in your postal code, if you are currently a job seeker, studentor employed, your latest job title, most recent company andenter the time period for your latest job. This information will beadded to your profileLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Sign upLinkedIn allows you to use your email contacts to automaticallynotify them that you are have a new LinkedIn profile pageLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Confirm your accountYou now need to confirm to LinkedIn that you own the emailaccount you registered with. You can let LinkedIn log into youraccount via the ‘Confirm my Windows Live Hotmail Account’button on the bottom leftLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Confirm your accountA pop up window will appear where you can log into your emailaccount. In this case I am using hotmail.comLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Accessing your email contactsLinkedIn will ask permission to use your email contacts. You needto accept this if you would like LinkedIn to automatically emailyour contacts, notifying them of your new LinkedIn profileLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Selecting email contactsOnce LinkedIn has access to your email contacts it will show youa list of people you can connect with. Select the people youwould like to connect with and press the ‘Add Connections’button on the bottom left of the screenLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Posting to Facebook and TwitterYou can share your new LinkedIn profile on Facebook and TwitterLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Choosing an account typeThe basic account will get you up and running for free to get youstarted with LinkedIn.LinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Profile pageYou have created your profile page for LinkedIn but you aren’t quitefinished. You now need to update your profile which we will be coveringin our next series of ‘How to’ on LinkedInLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
Link in with usEach week we will be updating our series of ‘How to’guides to using LinkedIn. Please follow us at thefollowing sites:www.facebook.com/GreendaleJobsClubwww.linkedin.com/in/GreendaleJobsClubwww.greendalejobsclub.wordpress.comwww.twitter.com/GreendaleJCLinkedInCreating a LinkedIn profile
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