How To Set Up A Linked In Account

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How To Set Up A Linked In Account

  1. 1. Setting Up Your LinkedIn Profile ProMatch Networking Team March, 2011
  2. 2. 1. Go to http://LinkedIn.com2. You Tube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHM70_e-vCo 2
  3. 3. 2. Join LinkedIn Today section, enter your First Name, Last Name, and E-mail address, choose a password, and click "JoinNow." 3
  4. 4. 3. Surfer, Let’s get your professional profile started section enter the information requested, then click "Create myProfile." 4
  5. 5. 3. See Who You All Ready Know on LinkedIn sectionLinkedIn can search your E-mail account(s) for E-mail addresses of LinkedIn members (anyone youve sent orreceived mail to/from). To do this you will be prompted to sign into your E-mail account from within LinkedIn. It willthen display a list of contacts you can decide whether or not to try to connect to in LinkedIn. If you want to do this,sign into your E-mail account and click "Find Contacts." If you dont want to do this, click "Skip this Step." 5
  6. 6. 5. If you allow LinkedIn to search your E-mail account youll get this screen. 6
  7. 7. 6. You’re Almost Done sectionNow you can enter any E-mail addresses of people you want to invite to connect on LinkedIn. 7
  8. 8. 7. Your Account is Set up – Choose Your Plan Level sectionLinkedIn will try to sell you a premium account. To get started, choose the free basic account. 8
  9. 9. 8. LinkedIn will ask again for your E-mail address to check for contacts. 9
  10. 10. 9. OMG, they found a contact in 88surferdude88@gmail.coms address book! Click on "Send Invitations" if you want tosend an invitation (or invitations) to the contacts LinkedIn finds. 10
  11. 11. 10. Here an invitation has been sent to Steven Scharf from Surfer Dude. 11
  12. 12. 11. Begin editing your profile. Keep in mind your profile is your public face. You may update your profile at any time. Itis suggested that your profile be a snapshot of information on your resume; it should not be your resume. You wantpeople to contact you for more information.Once you have set-up your profile, you may wish to attend the following ProMatch workshops which the NetworkingTeam facilitates. Look for the sign-up sheets in the ProMatch Huddle…..  LinkedIn In-depth  Social Media 12

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