101 WHAT IS IT?HOW DO I CREATE A PROFILE?HOW DO I GET THE MOST OUT OF IT?
This is a professional networking socialmedia site, essentially Facebook forprofessional based networking.It allows you to manage and keep track ofpeople you meet and form connectionswith.
Each company and organisation can have its ownprofile that comprises itself of employees andothers can ‘follow’ a company.Companies can post status updates of recent blogarticles or relevant news articles. Over 2500 people follow the Ramsay Health CareUpdates.
How LinkedIn Works Your Friends’ Friends’ Friends Your Friends’ Friends Your Friends
STEP 1: Build your profile.List your current & past positions & education along withyour tenure there. This helps people find you.Add a profile photoAdd a summary paragraph. This is your elevator pitch thatsummarises your career.
STEP 2: Build your connections.You can use webmail import to see all the people youalready know on LinkedIn.View which of your existing colleagues are on LinkedInView which of your classmates are already on LinkedIn
STEP 3: Engage & LearnYou can engage with your connections through statusupdates and comments.LinkedIn suggests thought leaders for you to follow so you’llalso receive their updates in your news feed.