Linked in cheat sheet

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A cheat sheet for LinkedIn that is based on the steps necessary to improve you LinkedIn profile and exposure.

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Linked in cheat sheet

  1. 1. LinkedIn Quick Start Cheat Sheet1. Set Up Your Profile □ Work experience □ Education □ Areas of specialization □ Your websites □ Interests and hobbies □ Awards □ Location □ Profile photo □ Check for keyword optimization □ Create a vanity url with your name2. Build Your Network □ Send invitations via email addresses □ Search for people you want to connect with □ Ask for introductions via your connections □ Join LinkedIn Groups that are relevant and send updates to your email □ Invite people who are in your groups to connect □ Search for LIONs who you want to connect with □ Add your LinkedIn profile link to your blog, websites, email signatures, etc. □ Save your most relevant searches □ Sign up for a premium membership to use InMail3. Get Recommendations □ Identify people who can give you specific recommendations □ Call or send a personalized request □ Give them guidelines on what to include in their recommendation □ After completing a project for someone, ask for a recommendation
  2. 2. 4. Explore Additional Features □ Build a LinkedIn Company Page □ Participate in LinkedIn Answers □ Create RSS feeds for things like keyword-related questions □ Start your own LinkedIn Group □ Upgrade your membership for additional information □ Use plugins, such as the Share, Recommend and Member Profile badgesSuggested Daily Activities: □ Post your status updates □ Check your group feeds for interesting new discussions □ Participate in at least one group discussion or start your own □ Share an interesting article, your own or someone else’s □ Invite at least 3 people to join your network □ Answer at least one question in LinkedIn Answers □ Post fresh content on your Company Page

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