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LinkedIn- A beginner\'s guide

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A beginner\'s guide as to why you should use LinkedIn.

A beginner\'s guide as to why you should use LinkedIn.

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  • 1. WearCapeFlyCreating Super Communication StrategiesAGuide to Using LinkedIn
  • 2. LinkedIn Benefits
    LinkedIn is not about connections, it is about productivity.
    Connections = Stagnant.
    Network= Alive and Ready to Help.
    Ireland: Nov 2010- 353,000 users- March 2011 423,000 users.
    Treat it like a trade show- network, network, network!
  • 3. Your Profile
    Putting more content, rather than less, will make your profile more likely to come up in searches.
    Be as open as possible, you want to be found.
    Your title is important- It’s what people see when they accept your invite, and it’s probably the fastest first impression one receives
    Get Recommended
  • 4. LinkedIn Groups
    Become known in your professional community, engage in discussions
    It makes it easier to grow your network and you can contacting other members in your group
    See who is hiring, get hired
  • 5. LinkedIn Connections
    More you grow your network the more effective it is, but do so smartly
    Search Functionality is exceptional
    Search hypothetical positions. Narrow search results: the target company name, the location or the possible job title etc
  • 6. LinkedIn Connections
    Personalise Your Invites
    Don’t simply measure ROI on the size of your community
    Dedicate your time
  • 7. Common Mistakes
    Never access your profile but still expect results
    Spelling, grammar and punctuation errors in the main profile. Proof Read!
    Only invite people that you’ve met or you know
    Do not share your thoughts and what you are doing as you would on twitter or other platforms.
  • 8. Summation
    Using LinkedIn proactively leads to real results
    New business
    Extra revenue
    New Opportunities
    Is LinkedIn something you can afford to be without?