Taking The Pain Out of Learning LinkedIn The following steps will help you get up and running on LinkedIn easily and quickly, and provide you with the First Step in utilizing a valuable digital tool To Build a Powerful Network For Yourself Peter Svoboda Introductory - Lesson 1
Yet Most people on LinkedIn do not use it effectively And is is easy to set up, fun, free, and can be very valuable How valuable? You can gain an advantage over about 95% of the competition in any situation.
Step 1 - Build a good profile by … A.Taking a look at some good profiles. Google “ LinkedIn & Kawasaki ” or look at mine to see a good example B. Good Profiles give a good picture of the person, but are neither too long or too short C. It’s your resume on Linked In - usually takes about a half hour to an hour D. This is the core, so try to make it reflect who you are, what you have done, your interests E. Once Profile is done, you have your core
In Your Profile, to help friends and recruiters find you... When listing companies and colleges, etc use both name and abbreviation BU, Boston University Do same with technical skills PCP, Primary Care Provider CFO, Chief Financial Officer
At the top right of every page is the Account and Settings link - click on it and choose all your settings - it’s self explanatory
You can change any settings by clicking on Account and Settings from almost any page
Account and Settings and the box on the left of the home screen are the command centers
Step 3 - Get A Personal Vanity URL Instead of Http://linkedIn.com/pub1/3457/123 You can have your own name Http:LinkedIn.com/petersvoboda ( To do this pick edit Public Profile on Main Profile ) You can then place this on your stationary, website, brochure. etc for people to find more about you