Social Media LinkedIn Primer

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Social Media LinkedIn Primer

  1. 1. Social Media Primer: LinkedIn Terrific Ten Virtual Options Coaching & Training Seminars Webinars Workshops Corporate Classroom One-to-One www.virtualoptions.net Twitter @virtualoptions
  2. 2. Terrific Ten: LinkedIn LinkedIn's business directory goes live http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-9900383-36.html “Professional networking site LinkedIn has launched the beta version of its business directory, called LinkedIn Company Profiles, with data provided by BusinessWeek and Capital IQ supplementing LinkedIn's member information. Over 150,000 companies and organizations are indexed in the directory, working it into a Hoovers-esque database that ties into LinkedIn's social features.” LinkedIn’s Blog Link http://www.linkedin.com/opensocialInstallation/ preview?_ch_panel_id=1&_applicationId=1500 “With Blog Link, you can get the most of your LinkedIn relationships by connecting your blog to your LinkedIn profile. Blog Link helps you, and your professional network, stay connected.” LinkedIn Add-on for Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1512 The Firefox Companion brings you immediate access to your LinkedIn network as you browse and read email. Key features include: seeing LinkedIn profiles for anyone sending you Web email; searching your LinkedIn network from any web site; bookmarking profiles and searches for easy access; finding a job by seeing who in your network can connect you to hiring managers while you browse major on line job websites. What is LinkedIn? (Common Craft In Plain English series) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzT3JVUGUzM From the outstanding video series from Common Craft, this is a video overview explaining what LinkedIn is and how it works. SlideShare on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/opensocialInstallation/ preview?_ch_panel_id=1&_applicationId=1200 SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing presentations. You can: share presentations with your LinkedIn network; upload your portfolio, slide resume, work samples, conference talks, etc.; display them on your LinkedIn public profile; embed YouTube videos inside your presentation. ©2009, Virtual Options, LLC www.VirtualOptions.net @virtualoptions
  3. 3. Top 10 Mistakes People Make on LinkedIn http://www.lawmarketing.com/pages/ articles.asp?Action=Article&ArticleCategoryID=13&ArticleID=836 Identifies the top ten mistakes many people make which mean they don't fully utilize LinkedIn to its potential. 100+ Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn http://www.linkedintelligence.com/smart-ways-to-use-linkedin/ “No matter how much I know about using LinkedIn, 10 million users (or some subset thereof) are collectively going to know a whole lot more about it than I do. In May 2007, I kicked off a group writing project called “Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn.” What follows are the results of that project, plus some writings of my own, plus various blog posts and a couple of articles that fit the intent of this collection.” LinkedIn Learning Center http://learn.linkedin.com/ Includes Overviews, Site Features, and User Guides for dozens of LinkedIn features. New User Guide on this page is a great place to begin for anyone new. How to Use LinkedIn to Find an Expert http://www.screencast.com/users/Tony.Karrer/ A three-minute screencast by Tony Karrer on how to use LinkedIn’s Advanced Search and Introductions features to find and contact an expert. LinkedIn Featured Applications http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=application_directory “LinkedIn Applications enable you to enrich your profile, share and collaborate with your network, and get the key insights that help you be more effective. Applications are added to your homepage and profile enabling you to control who gets access to what information.” ©2009, Virtual Options, LLC www.VirtualOptions.net @virtualoptions

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