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Linked in features --you never knew about


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Linked in features --you never knew about

  1. 1. LinkedIn Features ---You Never Knew AboutTheres a lot more to LinkedIn than justconnecting with the people you know.Heres a look at some such features, froma business card digitizer to a resumebuilder, that enhance your LinkedInexperience. 1
  2. 2. Check out LinkedIns version of Tetris, DropIn. To play, log in to your LinkedInaccount and visit LinkedIn Labs. Much like the original Tetris, DropIn uses yourkeyboard to rotate and place the blocks. Hover over a picture to review thecontacts name, job info and latest status update. 2
  3. 3. Insert Title TextLinkedIns Cardmunch iPhone app takes your business cards, digitizes themand adds them to your LinkedIn contacts in a few quick steps. Once youvedownloaded the app, simply take a picture of the business card, and theinformation is converted to a contact automatically. 3
  4. 4. If your LinkedIn homepage is too cluttered with activity from your connections,visit your Settings page and in the Account tab, select "Customize the updatesyou see on your home page." By default, option is automatically checked;uncheck the items you want to hide. 4
  5. 5. LinkedIns "SpeechIn" is a quick fix to get you snippets of news while youreon the go. Visit to get started, then tap the flamebutton to begin the text-to-speech reading. Tap the forward or backwardbuttons to get to the next headline or repeat the last one. 5
  6. 6. LinkedIns HTTPS feature: an opt-in setting that provides encryptedcommunications and secure identification of a networks Web server. Toturn it on, select "Settings" from the drop-down menu that appears whenyou hover over the link to your name in the top-right corner. 6
  7. 7. LinkedIn Today is a social news service that aggregates the top headlinesand stories related to your industry and based on what your connectionsshare. Here, you can tailor the stories you see to your specific interests,save stories to read later and share ones you like. 7
  8. 8. If you need a hard copy of your resume, give LinkedIns Resume Builder atry. Once connected to your account, the app takes the information fromyour LinkedIn profile and generates a resume. It also lets you save yourresumes, share them and keep them private, if you prefer. 8
  9. 9. The new "People You May Know" feature, currently in beta, usesLinkedIns algorithm that takes into account factors such as your existingnetwork, past workplaces and where youve gone to school to produce acategorized portfolio of potential contacts. 9
  10. 10. Check out a LinkedIn Groups "Statistics" page to make your decision. Findthis by navigating to the "More..." tab in the Groups menu, then selecting"Group Statistics." Here, youll find information such as the membersseniority, function, location and industry. 10
  11. 11. LinkedIn had acquired SlideShare, a professional content-sharingcommunity. To add your SlideShare presentations to your profile page,select "More" from the top navigation bar and click "Get More Applications."Scroll to the "SlideShare Presentations" app, and add it to your profile. 11
  12. 12. If you dont want others to see information about you when you look at theirprofile, go to your settings page and click "Select what others see whenyouve viewed their profile." Then select either anonymous profilecharacteristics or anonymity. Then click "save changes." 12
  13. 13. InMaps is an interactive, visual representation of your professional network.Visit its homepage and log in with LinkedIn. The map it generates is color-coded to represent different affiliations or groups from your career, such asprevious employers and college classmates. 13
  14. 14. To be Continued…More Social Media Info:Cisco Unveils Mobile Visual Collaboration Tech in a Post-PC EraFive App Trends to Watch for 2012More Network tips, Hardware tutorials, Cisco news you can visit: 14