LinkedIn was officially founded in 2003. The site launched on May 5th (affectionately referred to by employees as "Cinco de LinkedIn") when the five founders invited about 350 of their most important contacts to join. At the end of the first month in operation, LinkedIn had a total of 4,500 members in the network.It took 477 days — almost a year and four months — to gain the first million members. The last million took less than 10 days.
If we use the My Website, that is what it reads. However, if you choose Other, you can type in your company’s name. Now here is the real trick. If I would have typed the words web site after IFLS, it would have reverted to My Web Site. Just one of those little tricks.
Note: If you change your custom URL, your previous custom URL will no longer be valid.
This is your job experience area. Don’t just cut and paste your resume. Instead, DESCRIBE your experience and abilities as you would to someone you just met. Tell them about yourself, but briefly. Help the reader grasp the key points: briefly say what the company does and what you did or do for them.
This is the most frequently question that is asked of me. Yes, recommendations can be important. Request recommendations from colleagues, clients, and fellow professionals who can speak credibly about your abilities or performance. Think quality, not quantity. The best way to get a recommendation is to give one.
Do not, however feel obligated to give a recommendation to someone who you do not endorse. Remember that others will see your recommendation and the person you gave it to may get hired because of it.
The National Law Journal warns about the dangers of using LinkedIn to provide recommendations to current or former employees. The concern is that a terminated employee may use favorable recommendations on LinkedIn as evidence that the employer's stated reason for termination--poor performance--is merely a pretext for discrimination, retaliation, or harassment. Any communications concerning employee performance, regardless of the media, are potential evidence in a lawsuit. -Patrick Smith
Don,I am the co-chair for the Chamber's Leadership Eau Claire Media Day and have worked with you for the past two years to coordinate. Hoping we can stay connected on LinkedIn.Best,Laurie
Changed from 3 last year and you can still access account, but still cannot invite.
Invite connections only when our profile is complete. Fully complete.<br />Who do we connect with?<br />Co-workers (current and former), clients, vendors, former employers, fellow professionals, and credible friends and family members.<br />Remember, this is a professional representation of yourself. Who you acquaint yourself with is critical.<br />