How to Maximize Your LinkedIn Experience

Originally posted on December 2, 2009 on emeryroad.wordpress.com

Are you utilizing LinkedIn’s full capabilities?

LinkedIn is a great tool for developing your web presence. While you may not experience immediate or direct benefits from your LinkedIn profile, having a robust profile will enhance your credibility with customers and clients.

To maximize your LinkedIn experience, be sure to take advantage of its full features. Here is a list to get you started on the right track.

  1. Set up a profile with biographical information
  2. Upload a photo or company logo
  3. Set up a company profile
  4. Connect with people you know
  5. Request recommendations from your connections
  6. Recommend others
  7. Get introduced to your network’s connections
  8. Find people with similar interests
  9. Ask or answer questions
  10. Join groups
  11. Start discussions
  12. Start a group
  13. Update your status for more exposure
  14. Post jobs
  15. Look for jobs/contract work
  16. Ask for referrals for needed services
  17. Link to your Twitter account
  18. Promote your blog or website
  19. Find events in your area
  20. Learn more about a company or individual

How are you using LinkedIn? Are you utilizing all available features?

About the Author: Jody Calkins is a freelance business writer who writes about business development, risk management, security protection, and business standards. Visit www.emeryroad.com for more information and samples.

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