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This Linkedin Guide has been created by compiling various guides available on the internet and adding in my own ideas as well as some contributors. It is meant to help Linkedin users at various levels, to help raise your individual & company profile and for users to increase business opportunities. Many thanks to the original creators of anything I have compiled & all have been referenced. If you wish to add me as a connection on Linkedin please look at my public profile and send me a connection request: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/stevesmithson I update this Free Guide on a regular basis and if you wish to contribute to it, please email me at email@example.com and we can add more. Any initial feedback to the guide, please add to the listing on the group discussion page you may have seen this promoted. We hope you find this guide useful and for further information, should you need advice on any of the data in this guide or are simply looking to expand your team within your business, please contact Talent Genius Ltd on 01942 323 000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org You may not be recruiting now, but it is always good to have an alternative for the future, so we would appreciate you keeping our details on file.
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Why you should use LinkedIn:
1. The service allows you to see who your contacts know – something that is virtually impossible to do sufficiently through normal social interactions. LinkedIn takes the coincidence out of networking. 2. It enables you to passively keep up to date contact information for all of your contacts. 3. It facilitates introductions through your broader network. 4. It enables people to find you based upon your background and who you know. 5. It is a professional network that excludes unnecessary personal information.
Signing Up To Linkedin
Signing up for LinkedIn is easy and it should only take you a couple of minutes to register an account. At their home page http://www.linkedin.com/ you should see a screen that looks very similar to this one:
Click the yellow ―Join Now‖ button to get started making your account. You will be directed to this screen where you are asked to fill out a few bits of information about yourself.
Answer this information as accurately as possible and click the ―Join LinkedIn‖ button. Make sure to write down the password you have chosen as you will need it every time you sign in. You will now be asked for some information on how you want to use LinkedIn. Don‘t worry if you are not sure yet as you can always go back and change your answers later. Finish and click the blue ―Save Settings‖ button. You should then receive an email from LinkedIn asking you to confirm your email address. Click the link in the email and it‘s time to start using LinkedIn.
Linkedin Customer Service, Press, Tools & More
a division of American City Business Journals.Use Janrain Engage to connect your website to over 75 million professionals active on LinkedIn Did you know a new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second? All of these people could use their LinkedIn credentials to login to your website. To see the full list of profile data available when a user logins with LinkedIn. we added the ability to share user activity on a site with their connections on LinkedIn. the nation‘s largest publisher of metropolitan business journals has seen a 12% increase in site registrations across 40 online properties. the user‘s title. In February. please see the Janrain Provider Guide. Janrain now passes richer content: an image thumbnail. When a user posts from your website back to their LinkedIn professional network. we are excited to announce several feature enhancements to Janrain Engage‘s LinkedIn support utilizing LinkedIn‘s new Share APIs. the URL from your site and a description. This not only speaks to the login preference of business users but also reflects their trust in the LinkedIn brand. We have also enabled greater access to a user‘s LinkedIn profile data and connections which allows you to get to know your audience better and then present content that is more relevant to the individual user. A great example of a company offering LinkedIn for login is the online media division of The Business Journals. share your content to their LinkedIn network and even post comments on your article or blog posts using their professional identity. we made it easy for websites to offer sign-ups using LinkedIn accounts and in May. Today. . Over 25% of the logins via Janrain Engage utilize LinkedIn. Since deploying Janrain Engage in June.
2. Download: LinkedIn for iPhone v3.2: Where Are They Now? Keeping track of what your connections are doing professionally is one of the most important things we offer to our members at LinkedIn. We‘re excited to announce LinkedIn for iPhone 3. or tap on any section to jump right to that section. From either All Updates or Profiles.LinkedIn for iPhone 3. because we‘ve made it easier than ever to stay up-to-date and find the most important changes happening in your professional network. you can now see more information about what was changed and make a better decision on how important it is to you professionally or personally. We‘ve also made it easier to find the changes by highlighting them in our new profile design. you can tap on your connection‘s name to go to the top of their profile.2 It’s All About the Profile We‘ve made a number of changes to how we show profile updates from your connections to make it easier to quickly find the most important changes. From a profile update. .
we‘ll also let you know when they add a Twitter account. You can now see how many people you have in common right from the main profile screen. and it‘s also useful when you‘re meeting someone new and need to know more about them to help start the conversation. .In addition to letting you see what sections have changed when a connection updates their profile. or add their birthday. We‘ve also created a single view that lets you quickly switch between viewing who you have in common and viewing their full connections list. Who Do You Know? One of the most commonly used features in our current iPhone app is viewing who you have in common with another LinkedIn member. change their address or phone number. It‘s a great way to build out your own network.
please join our LinkedIn for iPhone group.Optimized for Retina Display The new version of LinkedIn for iPhone is sporting all new icons and images. If you want to keep up with what we‘re doing. and are very excited about the new experiences we‘ll be bringing you this year. and have a place to give us feedback and talk about your ideas for LinkedIn on the iPhone. and we have 2 amazing interns this summer (see if you can find them in the screenshots above). taking advantage of the amazing new Retina display on the iPhone 4. . What’s Next The iPhone team here at LinkedIn is growing. We have a lot of great new things on the horizon for October and November.
Starting this week.‖ 3.Download: LinkedIn for iPhone v3. we‘ve made it very easy for moderators to actively fight spam by deleting inappropriate content from the ―More‖ tab on any LinkedIn groups‘ thread. managers and moderators can also remove. In a coming release. We‘ve also been listening to user feedback from many of our active groups on LinkedIn. . and delete not just one email thread but all contributions of the offending spammer right from these emails.2 New and improved moderation features for LinkedIn Groups Since its roll out at the end of June. we‘re excited to present the first set of improvements to how Groups can be moderated that we‘ve incorporated after hearing from you. measured by user comments and visits to Groups. 1. One of the biggest concerns group managers have had is around spam and how best to manage it effectively. block. Delete inappropriate posts right from your email updates. In the spirit of continuous improvement. the new groups interface has already significantly increased member participation. We‘re also making it easier than ever for group moderators to delete inappropriate posts with one-click right from the email alerts of the discussions you follow in your group. Set up email notifications for new LinkedIn groups posts. Delete threads directly. as a group manager you can now get email alerts for every new post and delete spam straight from these emails. If you want to clean out spam the minute it‘s posted. Subscribe to these alerts by going to More > My Settings > Activity and check the box ―Send me an email for each new discussion. 2.
4. you can delete or clear flags from posts as well as blacklist spammers with the powerful ―remove member. Deputize trusted members to help moderate so they can utilize all the great moderation features too. Automatically delete posts by setting a limit on the number of flags. 5. In one swift move. We also wanted to make it easier for all members of your group to help you weed out spam and inappropriate content. block & delete contributions‖ button. The default is 10. Encourage your members to flag inappropriate content. You can also automate the process of bringing down spam in the queue by defining the number of flags a post or comment needs to reach before it gets automatically deleted (like magic!). Find and encourage group members to help you moderate. You don‘t have to take on the work of moderating your group alone. and you can adjust this setting to a higher or lower number as needed in Manage > Edit Group Settings. All posts and comments flagged as inappropriate by group members will be added to the group managers‘ new moderation queue. . 6.
As the leading social news site. Share your favorite HuffPost news on LinkedIn I‘m excited to announce that starting today. HuffPost enables communities to share news with their favorite social networking sites. LinkedIn users can share their favorite HuffPost business news articles with their LinkedIn network. by giving both moderators and group members a way to easily manage it. Now. we‘ll be extending HuffPost Social News to include the professional community on LinkedIn.This is just the first in a series of improvements we‘ve planned for Groups to improve the quality of your conversations. . so please feel free to leave a comment or @linkedin us on Twitter. We look forward to hearing your feedback.
Sync your HuffPost and LinkedIn accounts The easiest way to get started would be to sync your LinkedIn and HuffPost account (if you have one). Look for the LinkedIn button on the HuffPost homepage header. on our social news sharing announcements. enabling easy sharing on LinkedIn of favorite HuffPost business and travel stories. Learn more on how to sync your HuffPost and LinkedIn accounts. after the jump.Here‘s a recent video interview with our CEO. Here‘s a 3-step process to start sharing your favorite HuffPost business news items on LinkedIn: 1. HuffingtonPost integrates with LinkedIn We believe this integration will generate tremendous engagement and interest from ourbusiness section readers. Clicking through the logo will guide you through the Sign-up process that‘ll let you sync your two accounts . Eric Hippeau.
go back to perusing your favorite HuffPost articles and you‘ll notice that each article provides sharing functionality with your favorite social networking sites. So. Share relevant breaking news with your business community on LinkedIn When you find the appropriate breaking news you‘d like to share. you can update this share page with relevant comments before it goes out to your LinkedIn network updates home page. click through the share button that‘ll open up the share functionality page.2. what are you waiting for? Get started by binding your two accounts and start sharingbusiness and travel news from HuffPost! . Find travel or business articles you’d like to share with your professional network Once your accounts are synced. Now. 3.
you can see if you have any of the same connections on LinkedIn. just bump two phones together and they connect. But connecting with a new acquaintance on social networks is becoming as or more important than sharing your contact information with them. That is why we are so excited to tell you about a two big new features in Bump 2. Bump to find mutual connections on LinkedIn Have you ever met someone and thought that you must know some of the same people. with just a bump. LinkedIn invitations can be bumped by themselves. Discovering that you do know the same people provides valuable context and richer conversation when meeting someone. or with your contact information. Bump to connect on LinkedIn Instead of waiting until you get to your computer to invite someone to connect with you on LinkedIn you can now do it more easily in person.Connecting with business contacts is just a Bump away We created the Bump app to make it easier to connect and share with people in the real world. but couldn‘t figure out whom? Now. Millions of people are now bumping their contact information and photos to each other. It couldn‘t be easier. .0: bump to connect on LinkedIn and bump to find mutual connections on LinkedIn.
and digital media have lacked tools to efficiently manage their portfolios and showcase their talent. For too long. Personal websites don‘t adequately broadcast your work for discovery by industry peers and top companies and neither is it tied to your professional identity on the web. design. fashion. architecture. photography. an invaluable application for creative professionals within LinkedIn and beyond.We‘re incredibly excited to work with LinkedIn to bring professional networks into the real world. creative professionals in industries such as advertising. resulting in portfolios becoming outdated and forgotten.0 for iPhone is available now for free on the iTunes App Store! Creative Professionals can now display their portfolios on LinkedIn We are thrilled to introduce Creative Portfolio Display. . keeping your work samples up to date on multiple websites is inefficient. Plus. Bump 2. film.
your work can be displayed within LinkedIn. . we aim to empower creative professionals by creating a one-stop solution for maintaining their work portfolio and broadcasting it to millions. Through Behance‘s Creative Portfolio Display application. 3. the leading online platform for creative professionals. Behance. MTV. Create a new portfolio project on Behance. LinkedIn becomes a tremendous opportunity for creative talent to get found and showcase their work to millions of visitors. and other networks/galleries around the web. From one central portfolio. This new LinkedIn application is powered by the Behance Network. and it instantly appears on LinkedIn and our other partner platforms. Here are some key features: 1. allowing you to host an unlimited number of multimedia projects that include still images. text. LinkedIn members can create a free.net. and/or audio samples.With LinkedIn Creative Portfolio Display application.net. video reels. 2. The Behance Network is a free service. multimedia work portfolio that is displayed on their LinkedIn profiles as well as other websites and galleries around the web. AIGA. Introducing Creative Portfolio Display With Creative Portfolio Display.net account. Creative Portfolio Display seamlessly syncs with your free Behance.
we invite you to join the Behance Networkand sync your portfolio with LinkedIn. simply install the Creative Portfolio Display application on your LinkedIn Profile.If you are a creative professional on LinkedIn. Install The Creative Portfolio Display Application on LinkedIn . If you are already a member of the Behance Network. We welcome your feedback as we continue to improve LinkedIn Creative Portfolio Display and other Behance Network services.
Add Legal Updates to your LinkedIn homepage 1. tech law. employment law. IP law. etc. from lawyers on LinkedIn Last week saw the launch of JD Supra‘s Legal Updates. Lawyers who understand the importance of showcasing expertise by sharing useful content online. We created Legal Updates to provide a networking tool for two groups: 1. Legal Updates publishes a feed of legal content matched to your profession or industry. and 2. The feed is also entirely customizable. A custom (and customizable) feed of important legal updates: When you add Legal Updates to your LinkedIn homepage. and other documents to your industry or profession. Follow legal topics that matter to you (real estate. and allows you to connect directly to any lawyer whose work you‘ve read and insights you value. legal insight) to stay ahead in their field. alerts. tax. . or follow specific sources of content (the lawyers and law firms writing and publishing this information). an InApp that brings timely legal news and commentary to everyone on LinkedIn. we automatically match the feed of articles. All professionals on LinkedIn who count on valuable business intelligence and insight (in this case.Legal Updates that matter to you.). insurance.
filings. 2. You can browse topics covering numerous industries. and more) directly to LinkedIn.Additionally. analysis. or search for information on a specific issue. throughout Legal Updates you can click to follow a particular subject or add a lawyer or law firm to your homepage feed. . Leading lawyers and law firms from around the world add their legal content daily. searchable archive of legal information directly within LinkedIn Legal Updates also brings a rich repository of legal updates (articles. A browsable. briefs.
Moreover. and distribute their work to professionals in the fields they serve. For lawyers.3. meaningful connections Legal Updates allows lawyers and other legal professionals to upload and share their content directly within LinkedIn. we include an ―Add to Network‖ link in their documents. Business intelligence just got richer on you LinkedIn homepage! Add Legal Updates now . Any lawyer can include a portfolio of legal content on their LinkedIn profile. be found in the Legal Updates archive. Any professional reading Legal Updates can add those lawyers whose work they admire or find influential to their LinkedIn network. for any lawyer who has connected their JD Supra and LinkedIn accounts. powerful distribution.
on average. It was the online equivalent to walking by a crowded. Robby Kwok) promote Stone Korean Kitchen. What we found even more interesting was the ―new normal‖ that resulted. I can bring my own expertise in high tech to the world of small business. our revenue has leveled off to almost 50% higher than before. I like how they interact with each other. they must be on to something. I expected the work to be challenging and exciting. This gave a huge boost to our business — our post-groupon revenue was. More Yelp reviews gave us added legitimacy and further boosted our ability to draw in customers. Groupon is a service that enables companies to offer great discounts in bulk. I was right. Even after the bump from Groupon. You can see the initial spike in revenue in the graph below. While it‘s a lot of work to keep up with all of the activity in two such different worlds. That‘s to be expected after distributing a coupon. In addition. Foursquare. Facebook and Yelp to drive business to the restaurant. There are a few contributing factors to this. We actively engage through our company page on LinkedIn and similar business pages on Yelp and Facebook.How can social media help your small business grow As part of our continuing series featuring our employees.600 coupons as a result. Although many of our employees would describe themselves as entrepreneurial. These social channels also help us find out what our customers think about us. If that many people are enjoying it. Here he talks about how social sharing helped him increase sales in a measurable way. we’re turning you over to Dan Yoo. and . Dan channels his passion as a foodie into investing in a brick and mortar business — a restaurant in the Financial District of San Francisco called Stone Korean Kitchen. thinking about and working with social technologies has had a huge impact on how I and my fellow investors (including my colleague. and we use the feedback to address problems. When I started at LinkedIn about a year ago. Also. a project we started with a third partner who runs the business full-time. The coupon only goes into effect if enough people purchase it. and we sold 2. Perhaps the best example of the effect social media has had on our business is our most recent experience with social sharing through Groupon. After the Groupon bump. we believe. we got double the number of Yelp reviews each month than we had in the months prior to it. One is simply repeat customers. 63% higher than our pre-Groupon revenue over the same amount of time. we broadcast news and promotions through Twitter. bustling restaurant. We were lucky enough to be featured as a San Francisco Groupon. but the other is all of our social media efforts combining to create a viral spread of knowledge about Stone Korean Kitchen.
While we knew this was one of our most hotly requested new features. we started rolling out our new Inbox to some of our members and soon all of you will be seeing it (if you haven‘t already). 3. This is just one more step in improving your LinkedIn Inbox experience LinkedIn for BlackBerry: Storm and Pearl Join the Party! Chad Whitney In March. Bulk actions: You can now archive a number of similar messages at once. Meet your new LinkedIn Inbox As the hub of professional conversation on the web. Thanks for your feedback and comments.as an entrepreneur I am more aware of how much social technology increasingly now matters to small businesses around the world.0. the rapid adoption of the new app has been amazing to watch. Since the debut of LinkedIn for BlackBerry 1. 2. Done and done. It‘s a place where you can quickly and easily manage messages from your connections and invitation requests from colleagues and classmates. making your Inbox even easier to maintain and control. the team has been working hard on an update . We‘ve separated invitations and messages into two separate tabs making it easier for you to view and respond to your pending invitations. Check out a 1 minute video to see some of these enhancements. 1. You can also bulk accept or ignore invitations making connecting with others a snap. LinkedIn wants to make sure you have an efficient Inbox that improves your productivity. Recently. New look and feel: Inbox and module on home page are now redesigned to be simpler and more intuitive. LinkedIn launched our first native application for the Blackberry. Delete: The top request from our users was the ability to delete messages. Highlights of the Inbox upgrade include: Here are your oft requested features that will be incorporated into your LinkedIn Inbox moving forward.
1 LinkedIn for BlackBerry 1. and this release continues our efforts to help you leverage the power of your professional network anytime. The result of that work is now available for download as LinkedIn for BlackBerry v1. Like LinkedIn. Bold. New Device Support The new version of LinkedIn for BlackBerry adds support for the Storm and Pearl families of devices. LinkedIn for BlackBerry is now localized for our members in Italy and Brazil: . anywhere. it‘s increasingly important that we enable our members to interact with our mobile applications in their native language. Getting access to LinkedIn on these devices has been a top request from our users.com. You can download it directly from LinkedIn right now: Download LinkedIn for BlackBerry 1. We now support the following BlackBerry models: Tour.that addresses some of the major requests from our members.1. Storm and over 21 devices running BlackBerry OS v4.3 or later. Curve. Bem-vindo! Benvenuto! As we grow internationally.1 will also be available for download from the BlackBerry App World application on your smartphone shortly. Pearl.
Profile Updates Get Smarter With the new version of LinkedIn for BlackBerry, we provide more detail of what your connections have been changing on their profile. You can now see what sections have been changed (Education, Headline, Experience, etc.), as well as when your connections add things like an Instant Messenger account, Twitter account, or add their birthday to their profile. With these changes it is now much easier to keep up with what your network is doing while mobile.
We’re Listening In addition to the new devices and profile update changes, we‘ve also listened to the user community and addressed a number of issues they have raised in the LinkedIn for BlackBerry group and through our feedback email address. In addition to these fixes, our existing users should also see some improvements in how we use fonts, as well as some improvements to how we update the BlackBerry Contacts application when you‘ve enabled address book integration with LinkedIn. The BlackBerry platform continues to be a top priority for the LinkedIn mobile team, so expect regular enhancements and additions to the application throughout the rest of 2010. If you are one of our LinkedIn for BlackBerry users, please join the conversation in theLinkedIn for BlackBerry group. We‘re very excited to hear from you and hear suggestions for new features and improvements. LinkedIn for BlackBerry v1.1 is live and available immediately. Get it now.
Richer, More Powerful Search APIs
It has only been a few weeks since I joined the LinkedIn Platform team, but I‘m excited to get the opportunity to announce some great new capabilities that we‘ve added for thousands of LinkedIn developers who are working to integrate LinkedIn into their business applications. Search is one of the highest volume features at LinkedIn, largely because many business tasks first involve finding the right person. Today, we‘re announcing a major enhancement to our Search API, based on the new faceted search engine that we made available to users earlier this year. Read more: Search API Documentation Faceted Search generates dynamic filters based on the results of any query submitted to the LinkedIn search engine. These filters let you quickly and easily hone a query based on a wide variety of dimensions, including current company, past company, location, relationship, industry, school, and profile language. As a developer, this means that any query submitted to LinkedIn now has the option to return not only the results, but also important analytical information about the results. For example, a query for ―product manager‖ might return hundreds of thousands of results, sorted by relevance for the user. With the new facets, your application will also be able to see the top companies for those results, as well as the result counts for each company. For users, this means that the same powerful refinements that you can now make on the LinkedIn website can be made in any application that integrates LinkedIn search. We‘ve also increased the throttle limits on the new API to help users and developers take advantage of this rich functionality. In addition to this new API, we‘ve also made a number of smaller enhancements in the past few weeks. We‘ve enhanced our profile APIs to return additional fields like Twitter ID. We‘ve also updated our Status API to allow users to send their LinkedIn status to Twitter. We‘ve also added a number of new network updates types to our Network Updates API. Expect more from us in the future. In the meantime, drop on by our forums, introduce yourself, share what you‘re building, and let us know how things are going! Read More on developer.linkedin.com
Connect global teams, share information and work better together with Huddle and LinkedIn
Would you like to improve the way you work and communicate with your team and other organizations at the touch of a button? In today‘s 24/7 digital world, marketing teams worldwide are often tasked with managing multiple business relationships across the globe. Not only are they expected to share information and results with the board, various internal teams, and other departments, but these teams are also faced with
the challenge of sharing documents, images and plans with external PR and design agencies, partners and suppliers. With email often struggling to cope with attachments, communicating and collaborating effectively presents marketing teams with a big problem. Saving files on a local computer or server and emailing them back and forth can result in wasted time, lost files, the wrong versions being used and attachments failing to make it over external firewalls. The customized Huddle application for LinkedIn – Huddle Workspaces – aims to solve this issue and more. Huddle Workspaces offers private online work spaces for secure team collaboration, document sharing and discussions within the LinkedIn network. With just one click, Huddle and LinkedIn give people an opportunity to get more out of their profile and collaborate more effectively with their network of contacts. Rather than having materials for a project stored in numerous different places, everything can be stored and accessed in one place online Using Huddle Workspaces is simple. Material can be uploaded and instantly accessed by everyone involved in a project, regardless of their location. There‘s no question about which is the latest version of the document and people don‘t have to waste time hunting for attachments in their Inbox. Email traffic can also be reduced as people can share opinions and talk about projects via the discussion tool. There is also a key benefit for agencies as Huddle ensures that they can stay in constant contact with their clients and everyone has full visibility of deadlines and content. As Huddle Workspaces takes just a few seconds to set up and the potential for reducing wasted time and increasing efficiency is endless, why not give it a go? If you‘re already using Huddle Workspaces and would like to expand the tools you use to include project management, online meeting facilities, wikis and media management, just one click will take you to the main Huddle.net app and you can get started right away! Check out Huddle‘s project management LinkedIn app here
Personalize your meetings With TimeBridge and LinkedIn
Ever want an icebreaker to kick off a meeting? Chances are you share school ties or have a contact in common with fellow meeting attendees. TimeBridge, a web app that helps you schedule and run great meetings, has got your back with the new LinkedIn Profile Widget, fully integrated into TimeBridge‘s Meeting Room. The Meeting Room is a page for organizers and attendees to access to all pertinent meeting details and materials. Now, you can easily acquaint yourself with everyone at the meeting in seconds, save time on long introductions, and get straight to the work at hand. To access this integration in your next TimeBridge meeting, head to your Meeting Room, and scroll your mouse over the LinkedIn icon next to an attendee‘s name. An abbreviated version of the attendee‘s LinkedIn profile will pop up displaying his or her current position, education, and relevant
a screencast or a demo. and social. we are embracing video as a new format you can share using the SlideShare app on LinkedIn. We tapped LinkedIn‘s oAuth API platform because they are a trusted and well-used source for the most relevant professional data and most pertinent details. From there. webinar. I hear from someone who also wants to share the video of their talk. Try it out for yourself! Make your meetings more open. artist portfolio or whitepaper. Share videos on LinkedIn using the Slideshare app Every time I run into someone who uses the SlideShare app on LinkedIn. They like sharing their slides and documents with their networks and want to share videos in the same way. and even request to connect on LinkedIn. . Upload your file. connected.websites. TimeBridge believes in the immense power of weak ties to foster a better meeting experience for all participants. I ask them what they share using the app. Often I hear about slides from a talk. TimeBridge is a service that brings busy people together for great meetings and we thought it was important to connect our users to another professional network. But not infrequently. personal. click on the widget to see their full profile. TimeBridge and LinkedIn are working together to build better meetings and a stronger business app ecosystem so that you can work smarter. and expand your network as you meet. It‘s the same simple method of sharing. Starting today. Or browse profiles of your network to see their videos. and share with your network.
you will be directed to a video page. Bring on all your professional videos. With these improvements. tomorrow. we are also expanding to include videos on SlideShare. we may add a new format that becomes popular with professionals. These facets make it easier to filter the list of people you may know by companies and schools. demos and webinars – anything you would like to share with your professional network. screencasts. documents and videos. If you have connected your LinkedIn account with your SlideShare account. People You May Know: Helping you discover those important professional relationships Janet Ryu Did you know that ―People You May Know‖ was invented here at LinkedIn? Staying in touch with your current contacts and reconnecting with old or lost ones is a critical part of establishing your professional identity and People You May Know is a powerful way to find those connections. talks.In a similar manner. Every day we get lots of great feedback from users on this feature and we‘ve been listening! With our revamped People You May Know. it is presentations. you will . from where you can share the video on LinkedIn. Once the video is uploaded. we have now taken the power of this product and made it even better by merging it with another powerful feature. How to upload videos to LinkedIn It‘s the same method of uploading you are already familiar with. faceted search. Twitter and other social networks in the same way that you can do with presentations. your video files will show up in both places. Our long-term vision is to embrace any format that professionals share content in. Install LinkedIn‘s SlideShare app and then go to the Upload page. Today.
. Starting today. one of the most commonly requested features from our members has been to keep track of key developments at companies they like. Or maybe you are looking for that long lost colleague who used to work with you at Genentech and also went to school at UCSF. How do you get there? Click on the ―See More‖ link on the ―People You May Know‖ box and in just a few clicks you can get through the entire list of people you may know and connect with the the right connections. but they used to work at Accenture and IBM. you can be in the loop on new developments. and quickly filter them by company or school or see which connections you have in common. This is just the beginning in helping you quickly find and make those connections. Or perhaps they are working at Cisco these days. We‘d love to hear your feedback on this feature as we roll it out to all of our users over the next few days Get on the inside track with ―Company Follow‖ Ryan Roslansky Since the day we launched Company Profiles. Maybe you want to filter by those unknown connections currently working at Yahoo.be able to page through all of your suggestions on the landing page. potential business opportunities or even job opportunities by following companies of interest to you. Here is a quick video demo that walks you through the enhanced features of the new ―People You May Know‖ experience. From this page you can filter this giant list of possible connections in a variety of ways.
Once there. How do I ―follow companies‖ on LinkedIn? You can find companies of interest to you in one of two ways: From any member’s LinkedIn profile: If a member is / was affiliated with a company. you may find the job of a lifetime to do cause marketing for Major League Baseball. . Start following from the company‘s profile page.―Follow Company‖ helps you be among the first to learn about developments at companies like DreamWorks. mouse-over any of the companies listed and click the ―Follow Company‖ icon from the hover bar that pops up. this feature can deliver insights – you may be surprised at – such as the pace of hiring at your nearest competitor or the start of a whole new industry as you see web technology companies hiring geography teachers (for e. find job openings at NASA or stumble upon business development opportunities at Netflix. Most importantly. you can click through any of the companies listed on their profile. Start by clicking to your own profile or find a colleague‘s profile. The new feature lets you tap into key goings-on at nearly a million companies that already have their company profiles on LinkedIn and more that are being created every day.). Click to a company profile from a user's profile From the Company Profiles: Let‘s say you find yourself on a company profile bysearching for a specific company name or keyword to find companies of interest. Or better yet.g.
frequency and format of updates for the companies you are following.Follow Company from the Company Profile From the More menu on the LinkedIn homepage header: The easiest way to find the Company Profiles homepage is from the ―More‖ drop down list on the LinkedIn header. We‘d also like to give you the flexibility to choose the volume of updates you receive from these companies. . Select ―Notification Settings‖ to determine the type. Access Companies from the "More" tab in the LinkedIn header Wondering which companies to follow? The Company Profiles homepage even has Company profile recommendations for you to check out.
trade publications. Here‘s a video about how it works and a longer list of features and functionality around this new feature that you can start using today. What’s new: 1. we count on our colleagues and peers to point out the stuff we should read. or a specific individual. Public vs. That‘s why we‘ve just made some incremental changes to how sharing works on LinkedIn. your connections.This is a small step in equipping over 65 million professionals on LinkedIn today with more insight into managing their career effectively. . But just as often. a group. and more when we‘re looking for the info we need. whether it‘s everyone. newspapers. magazines. private: You get complete control over who sees what you‘re sharing. Sharing News on LinkedIn just got easier Nick Dellamaggiore Most of us turn to blogs.
3. Now you can quickly preview. edit. . or individuals – or all at the same time. And share it with your connections. Images and article excerpt: The chances of someone clicking through your shared article are greater when you‘ve images and brief excerpts pulled from the news article or blog post. and you can customize it completely. Easily re-share: Like what you‘re reading and want to re-share it? That‘s only a click away. What you share looks great. See and delete your own posts: We‘ve all dropped a typo into a status message. and delete before your connections see your creative spelling. 4. your groups.2.
in URL: A new companion to our Twitter Integration (that we announced towards the end of last year). We hope these features will make it easier for you to share and consume news as well as helping your connections find the info they need. An improved off-site sharing experience: Try sharing to LinkedIn next time you‘re visiting popular news sites like the New York Times.g. 6. .5. you help profile viewers learn about your professional interests and expertise. A new. 8. You‘ll find that you‘ll go through a similar sharing experience I just described above. short lnkd. Shared items on your profile: By choosing to make selected shared items public. for e. Attribution: The re-shared article will give credit where credit is due by attributing something you reshare to the person who shared it with you. Share often to keep your profile fresh and relevant. 7.
Find and Follow Your LinkedIn Connections on Twitter Adam Nash In November 2009. I‘m happy to post that starting today. has been added to recommend new people for you to follow. LinkedIn launched our first Twitter integration features. based on your LinkedIn connections. Install the Tweets application on LinkedIn Tweets Overview It’s about finding the right people to follow Once you‘ve installed the Tweets application. One of the most common requests we receive is for help finding relevant professionals to follow on Twitter. and tweet from your own account. view their Twitter feed. we‘ll be rolling out a significant improvement to our Tweets application that allows LinkedIn members to easily find and keep track of their LinkedIn connections on both LinkedIn and Twitter. A new module. ―Connections to Follow‖. . Since then. you can easily access it from anywhere on LinkedIn using the ―More…‖ menu at the top of the website. The Overview tab has been updated with an improved design to help you easily find everyone you currently follow on Twitter. over one million LinkedIn members have taken the opportunity to add their Twitter accounts to their LinkedIn profile.
follow or unfollow them. Simple navigation is provided to make it easy to see who you are and aren‘t following on Twitter. and even see a sample of their last tweet by hovering over their Twitter ID. Making a list.View all of your LinkedIn connections on Twitter A new tab has been added to Tweets called ―Connections‖. you can see all of your LinkedIn connections who have added Twitter accounts to their LinkedIn profiles. Connections Tab in the LinkedIn Tweets application You can easily see the Twitter information for any of your connections. . On this screen. Checking it twice One of the most useful features of the new Tweets application is the ability to save your LinkedIn connections as a dynamic Twitter list.
don‘t be afraid to add your Twitter account to your LinkedIn profile andinstall Company Buzz as well. While you‘re there.5 million total users worldwide. View the Twitter feed of your LinkedIn connections as a Twitter list Time to Get Tweets If you haven‘t installed Tweets yet. Install the Tweets application on LinkedIn Ten Ways for Small Businesses to Use LinkedIn When I first blogged about ten ways to use LinkedIn. our popular application for saving and tracking companies. which is roughly 20 percent of its total user base. the site had 8.When you click the link to save your connections as a Twitter list. you can add it by going to the Tweets install page. adding and removing Twitter accounts to the list daily based on your LinkedIn connections. Many of these small-business people are using the site in ways you‘d commonly imagine: finding leads. LinkedIn will automatically keep this list up-to-date. I‘m told that now there are over twelve million small-business people on LinkedIn. or finding the right vendors. keywords. growing their business globally. My buddies at LinkedIn recently provided me a list of ten additional ways small businesses can use LinkedIn: . or add it to your profile if you want to include your most recent tweets. This makes it extremely easy to keep track of what your LinkedIn connections are tweeting about in any Twitter client that supports Twitter lists. Add it to your homepage to keep track of your twitter lists right from LinkedIn. brands and products on Twitter. LinkedIn will create aprivate Twitter list for all of your LinkedIn connections who have added Twitter accounts. More importantly.
Wondering whether your recent office purchase is tax deductible? Check out hundreds of questions on related topics here. Additionally. mortgage brokers can find real estate agents to partner with on relevant groups and as most small businesses know. what goes around comes around. Search LinkedIn‘s Groups directory to find industry associations and networks to take part in. Find the right vendors to outsource services you’re not an expert on. Keep in touch with people who care most about your business. And don‘t forget. your participation on LinkedIn (answers. Raise funding. . done that and willing to mentor you. Build your industry network—online and in person. Use the many forums on LinkedIn to share the knowledge you‘ve gained in your area of expertise. Tip: You can also increase the impact of your status updates by syncing your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. there are over 530 groups. Small business owners deal with challenging questions on a slew of topics each day. Prospective customers will find your answers when they use LinkedIn‘s advanced Answers search. LinkedIn also surfaces popular events in your industry calling out local events that your connections are attending. Think of the number of times you‘ve asked your colleagues if they knew of a great web designer or photographer. For example. For example. if you‘re in the event planning or wedding industry. LinkedIn is effective for two reasons: the business intent of LinkedIn users and fewer status updates. Sites like LinkedIn help keep your business alive in the minds of the people who care most about your business. With over 2000 groups dedicated to small business topics. LinkedIn Answers and Groups let you find answers to those vexing questions quickly by tapping into the wisdom of your network (LinkedIn tells me there are over 200 different categories on Answers including one dedicated just to small business and over 2000 groups on small business related topics). sort of a mutual referral system. Increase your word of mouth referrals by asking your happy clients to write you a recommendation. LinkedIn Groups is a powerful medium to find peers in your respective industries to network with and to find complimentary businesses to share referrals with. You can use LinkedIn to find mentors or potential investors for your startup because there are over three million startup professionals and over 12M small business professionals on LinkedIn and it‘s always good to stay in touch with folks who‘ve been there. In addition. these partners are your best source of referrals that can turn into repeat business. you‘re sure to find a relevant group to network. Don‘t forget. Once you‘re connected. you can also trade services with your vendor connections on LinkedIn. which mean you stay on top of mind. which will be published on your LinkedIn profile and will be broadcast to their entire LinkedIn network. Win new business by answering questions in your area of expertise. This is a great opportunity to win new business or at least find prospective clients to pitch your business to. Get answers to tough business questions with a little help from your real friends. Imagine being able to find only industry events that your prospective clients are attending. this is a great way to soft pitch your skills and expertise. Acquire new customers through online recommendations and word of mouth. LinkedIn makes it easy for you to find and vet vendors through the network of your peers. Network with peers in your industry for repeat business referrals. Satisfied customers are the best source of new customers. status updates or group conversations) may even cause them to consider investing in your small business.
Each new blog post is then shared across the blog author‘s LinkedIn network. the ―public profile‖ for companies. Small businesses smart enough to create unique content on their expertise (either with a blog or twitter account) should link to it from their LinkedIn profiles. they also give you an opportunity to stumble upon potential hires by browsing through company pages. Or take it one step further by promoting featured blog content to LinkedIn members on the site (for e. Here‘s a screenshot of the user-interface LexBlog clients use to connect their blog to their LinkedIn network. So what did we do? We linked the blog author‘s credentials on the LexBlog Network to a LinkedIn profile. . These pages surface key stats on companies. Over 150. Not only do company profiles give you unique insight into your competition. So when the LinkedIn API was announced it made sense for LexBlog to integrate our blog platform with the LinkedIn API. it also provides tremendous networking opportunities when used effectively. Keep your friends close and your competition closer.000 companies have a company profile on LinkedIn. Convince potential customers of your expertise by sharing unique blog content. recent hires as well movers and shakers. As a publisher. with small text ads). LinkedIn is a tool we at LexBlog consider essential for professionals looking to enhance their reputation. One of the core components of the API is access to sending LexBlog Network updates into LinkedIn.g. You can specify exactly who will see your ads—Executives or VPs—and include a link to your profile so they know who‘s behind this content. That way if a LexBlog blog author opts to share his blog posts to connections on LinkedIn the steps are kept to a minimum. How LexBlog brings more exposure to their bloggers with the LinkedIn API One of the things LexBlog does for our clients is to identify valuable tools that our clients can use to extend the reach of their blogs and engage their target audience. this allows us to facilitate LexBlog Network authors to distribute their latest blog posts to their LinkedIn network connections. The blog author simply steps through a simple authorization created by LexBlog using the LinkedIn OAuth interface. LinkedIn has become not only the leading professional directory in the world.
One more way LexBlog brings maximum exposure to its clients. LinkedIn OAuth support was an important component in tying the LexBlog Network blogs with their LinkedIn accounts because it means we aren‘t storing their LinkedIn user information on our server. Business professionals rely on LexBlog to give them maximum exposure so as to build the professional‘s reputation as an authority. The LinkedIn API also allowed LexBlog to include additional features. • If a blog has multiple authors. Thanks to LinkedIn‘s API. • If a blog author has more than one blog. only the blog posts published by an individual author are distributed to that author‘s LinkedIn network. they have the option to choose to associate one or all blogs with their LinkedIn account. LexBlog Network Authors now have their blog content distributed to each person in the author‘s network on LinkedIn. We also found the timeline for being able to go from concept to launch with our API integration to be quick and painless. check out LinkedIn’s Developer Network .What does that mean for LexBlog Network blog authors? • Our author‘s posts will automatically display in the Network Updates section on the Linked home page of each of an author‘s contacts at LinkedIn. • Each contact of our authors on LinkedIn will receive word of the author‘s new blog posts by an email of LinkedIn Network Updates. To learn more about how you can integrate LinkedIn functionality to your services and websites.
and the ability to send them a message immediately. LinkedIn is your address book in the cloud. . This is my first blog post for LinkedIn. so why not kick things off with a bang? I‘m excited to announce the full release of LinkedIn for BlackBerry v1. each with a user experience designed from the ground up for BlackBerry devices: Network Updates.0 The LinkedIn for Blackberry application will also be available for download from the BlackBerry App World application on your smartphone shortly. any customer engagement or client meeting with the ability to look up the details on over 60 million professionals worldwide. anytime. and Bold devices running Blackberry OS v4. and get the answer back in seconds. in seconds. This module brings suggestions for new connections to you anytime.3 or later. the Product Manager responsible for mobile products at LinkedIn.LinkedIn for BlackBerry: Anytime. Search. Now. Invitations. rich feature set designed to bring the most useful features of LinkedIn to your business smartphone. Search across over 60 million global professionals. in real-time. Reconnect. The application features six modules. you can walk into any interview. You can‘t leverage your network if you don‘t build it. LinkedIn for BlackBerry includes a full. Get quick access to any of your connections to get their up-to-date profile information. It supports the following BlackBerry models: Tour. We‘ve implemented a unified search across both your direct connections and the entire LinkedIn network. Now you can build your network from anywhere. Curve. and we‘ve worked hard to integrate your LinkedIn Inbox. We Work Where You Work LinkedIn for BlackBerry is a continuation of our efforts to help you leverage the power of your professional network anywhere. Anywhere Chad Whitney I‘m Chad Whitney. View and share crucial business intelligence and updates with your network. Messages. Messaging is one of the reasons that BlackBerry owners love their devices. Why wait to get back to your desk? Accept outstanding invitations immediately.0. Perfect for those spare moments between meetings. Connections. You can download it directly from LinkedIn right now: Download LinkedIn for BlackBerry 1.
6 or later. . Based on customer feedback from the announcement at the BlackBerry Developer Conference. we spent extra time implementing deep integration with BlackBerry Mail. Contacts & Calendar.BlackBerry: Going Native We‘ve worked hard to develop an application that takes advantage of the unique capabilities of the BlackBerry platform. the full experience of which is now available to BlackBerry devices with operating system 4.
Calendar. or an address book contact. you can get the information you need about someone. and any meeting in the Calendar application.Native features of LinkedIn for BlackBerry include: Contacts. just like any other email. You can also view the LinkedIn profile of the sender of any email you receive. The same experience is available from any email in the native BlackBerry Messaging application. Why walk into your important business meetings without knowing who you are meeting with? What’s Next? The BlackBerry platform is a top priority for the LinkedIn mobile team. anytime. please join the conversation in the LinkedIn for BlackBerry group. We‘re very excited to hear from you and hear suggestions for new features and improvements. an email. Whether it‘s a meeting invitation. and view the profile of any contact directly on your BlackBerry. and view the full LinkedIn public profile for anyone. .0 is live and available immediately. right from the convenience of your primary BlackBerry applications. you can easily select ―View LinkedIn Profile‖. Messages. You can now view the LinkedIn profile of any attendee of a meeting on your BlackBerry calendar. Integrate your LinkedIn connections with your BlackBerry address book. Get it now. anywhere. so expect regular enhancements and additions to the application through 2010. If you are one of our LinkedIn for BlackBerry users. Now. LinkedIn for BlackBerry v1. LinkedIn invitations and messages will now appear in your BlackBerry Inbox.
As a user. a new beta feature that is included with every job posting on LinkedIn. How does it work? We use proprietary technology to identify the best candidates from over 60 million professionals on LinkedIn and we provide each job poster with up to 24 highly qualified matches in a new. we now hope to make it faster and easier both for users to find the right jobs and for hiring companies to find the right talent. Now LinkedIn members will be matched with job opportunities that they might otherwise miss. With Real-Time Profile Matches. This feature is currently free for a limited period of time. Take a look at how profile matching can benefit your company – post a job and your matches will be instantly available for you to review. to ensure that you are matched with the best possible jobs. you may want to have your profile complete and up to date. and hiring managers and recruiters will see qualified candidates immediately after posting a job. This new feature works best when you‘ve filled out the experience. summary and professional headline sections of your profile with details about your skills.Helping you find better jobs – even faster Parker Barrile Whether you‘re looking for a new job or looking to make your next rock star hire. The job poster can view the profile of each match and reach out directly to those that are a good fit. business card-style format. matching talent with opportunities is a time-consuming process. .
we want to make it easier than ever for you to find. You can look up contact information like phone numbers. added any new connections or send them a message through a third column on the right. you will start seeing improvements to your LinkedIn address book that will help you be more productive. last name or current company in the search box above the browse panel. you can search your connections by entering their first name. Browse and find your connections more easily The most noticeable update is a new browse panel that allows you to browse your connections by their current companies. Feature details after the jump.A better way to browse your LinkedIn connections Jatin Shah As a company that‘s based on the mantra ―Relationships Matter‖. email addresses and physical mailing addresses. . You can also add this information yourself by editing the contact information of connections in your address book. organize and stay in touch with your business connections. You can also browse your new connections and your connections who may have recently added a new connection by using the Recent Activity filter in the browse panel. In addition. Over the next few weeks. locations and industries. Mini-profiles and up-to-date contact information View mini-profiles of your connections to see if they have changed their current positions.
Given below is a quick demo of how it works: Want to showcase your work experience or education above everything else? Do you want testimonials from your references to be the first thing people see when they find your profile? Have you synced your WordPress blog with your profile or built a great presentation with SlideShare that you want to feature? Now your LinkedIn profile offers the flexibility you need to put your best foot forward. we bring you the ability to reorder the sections on your LinkedIn profile via drag-anddrop. ―friends‖.This new look offers the following additional features: Connections automatically tagged with keywords such as ―colleagues‖. At LinkedIn we‘d like to provide you with all the tools you need to build and maintain a profile that can showcase your unique professional value. gives you the ability to highlight the skills. Customizing your profile‘s section ordering is quick and easy. This enhancement. You will notice that the headers of each of the sections on your ―Edit Profile‖ page now have handles that can be dragged. ―partners‖ and ―group members‖ based on information you provide when inviting them to connect with you Organize your connections into different groups via tags Send a message to multiple connections at once based on how you‘ve organized them by tags Reorder the Sections on Your LinkedIn Profile: Now You Are in Control Aaron Bronzan Starting today. all you need to do is click and drag one of these section headers up or down the body of your profile. Now you‘re in complete control over your professional brand. When you release the mouse. the section will drop into place where you dragged it. expertise. . Your profile is an important part of your online professional identity. and your adjustment will take effect immediately. To reorder a section. one of the most highly-requested profile features from our users. and/or experiences that make you stand out.
and suggestions about how LinkedIn can help you to represent. You should then start seeing profile photos and LinkedIn activity for any connection that e-mails you. Outlook will start bringing in information about your LinkedIn network. Here‘s what you can do today to start leveraging your professional network within Outlook: 1. as always. Once that is installed. ideas. And. 2007. download the LinkedIn Outlook Connector 3. we‘d love to hear your thoughts. or 2010 is required) 2. Restart your Outlook and follow the instructions to connect your LinkedIn account to Outlook As soon as LinkedIn and Outlook are connected. I‘m happy to say that a Beta version of this functionality is now available. Download the latest version of the Outlook Social Connector from Microsoft (Outlook 2003.The ability to reorder the sections on your profile is just the first of a huge number of enhancements that are coming to your LinkedIn profile in the upcoming months. and share your professional identity. we announced a partnership between Microsoft and LinkedIn to bring your LinkedIn Professional Network right within your Microsoft Outlook Inbox. . manage. Now Available: Your Professional Network within Microsoft Outlook Elliot Shmukler This past November.
See who they are connecting with. the articles they are reading and sharing. however. broader searches. we believe every professional is more productive when their professional network is close at hand and available wherever they spend their professional time. This functionality is still in Beta. and a large portion of our searches were refinements on existing. I‘d like to talk about a couple of key philosophies that drove our design approach on Faceted Search. Grow your LinkedIn network with ease – Click the green ―Add‖ icon next to any email sender to easily invite them to join your professional network on LinkedIn.com/outlook Inside Look: Designing LinkedIn Faceted Search Sarah Alpern Towards the end of last year. so any feedback on issues. You‘ll also be able to e-mail your LinkedIn connections by just typing their name into the Outlook ―To:‖ box and letting Outlook fill-in the rest. If they have a Profile Photo. my colleague Esteban announced the full roll out of our latest people search tool – ―Faceted Search‖. and decisions that went into designing that feature. .linkedin. Looking at this data. Learn more. principles. Feel free to leave this feedback using the comments below. as well as discovering others you may find helpful. For example. Data-driven approach We strive to design based on a strong understanding of how people use the site. problems. we saw a huge opportunity to assist people in finding who they‘re looking for.000. or features is very welcome.Here‘s a quick one-minute demo (key benefits after the jump): At LinkedIn. I‘d like to give you an inside look at the process. faster. Download. and photos from your LinkedIn connections will start appearing in an Outlook Contacts folder named ―LinkedIn‖ – so now you‘ll always have the latest contact information from LinkedIn close at hand. Our overall goal was to create an inspiring and engaging experience on LinkedIn for finding people you already know. http://www. Bringing this network into your inbox is thus an obvious extension to what LinkedIn does today and helps unlock several benefits: Keep track of what your LinkedIn connections are working on and thinking about –See the latest activity for any LinkedIn connection who e-mails you right at the bottom of that e-mail. and the questions they are asking and answering. profile details. Get the latest contact information for your professional connections – E-mail addresses. We hope that this functionality starts bringing some of the benefits of LinkedIn to where you spend a majority of your professional time – your Microsoft Outlook inbox. you‘ll see that too. we found that the average number of results per search on LinkedIn was well over 10.
they don‘t usually come back. brings back facets faster A seamless user experience: We also don‘t refresh a facet the user is currently interacting with. . with easy access to see more). This feedback then drove some core design principles for the project: Need for speed: The default experience now minimizes search calls. and enable easy and intuitive experimentation (including undo). Subtle user delight: Make sure the tool is discoverable.User-centered approach We also conducted user interviews. focus groups. For e. Check boxes are more discoverable and easy to understand than links or other user interface selection elements because they provide a clear call to action. Once they pass it. But we know it‘s much easier for people to recognize what they‘re looking for when it‘s shown to them. Therefore we placed our refinements down the side of the page. lab tests.g: People skip past navigation at the top of their page. These were a few of the initial observations we gleaned from those conversations. in search of their results. instead of being forced to click a submit button or wait for a page refresh. Unchecked boxes better met peoples‘ expectations of selecting what they want. but not overwhelming (show a sample of functionality. Enable recognition instead of forcing recall: We introduced the ability to quickly create advanced searches directly from your search page last November. and surveys to provide a strong picture of our users‘ search habits and pain points when trying to find people on LinkedIn and elsewhere on the web. as opposed to deselecting what they don‘t. Users had a more intuitive and enjoyable experience when the results updated on the fly with each click. nor do we disable the in-use facet while refreshing results.
school or location. So. As you can see. allowing people to easily refine along many dimensions such as company. . We truly appreciate all the feedback we‘re received from you both while testing faceted search as well as the user feedback you‘ve provided after launch. and bring forward the top ranking values for each facet. They provide a summary of the search results. and we‘ve seen significant increases in the number of searches by members since the release. And finally.Facets not only help you filter your search results. the value of people search lies in relationships that matter. guiding further investigation and giving strong cues for further refinement. The response to faceted search has been tremendous. we approached Faceted Search as an opportunity to enable a much more inspired and serendipitous exploration. but also create interesting ―results‖ in themselves. we made ―relationship‖ a prominent facet. but then further narrow that down to people you know or could be easily introduced to (from your second degree of connections).
you‘ll see LinkedIn icons next to each attendee with a LinkedIn profile.me. Here‘s a quick demo. More details after the jump. role and background of the people attending the meeting? Imagine if you had access to the power of a network of over 60 million business professionals – like LinkedIn – inside a calendaring application like Tungle.me meeting invitation.Tungle. . each time you are invited to a meeting. directly from a Tungle. These icons give you one-click access to all the pertinent business information you want prior to the meeting (in this case the participants‘ LinkedIn profile).me integrates with LinkedIn to make scheduling meetings even easier Wouldn‘t you love to know. when you access a meeting invitation that you‘ve organized or been invited to through Tungle. Think about it… one-click access to a network of business professionals from across the globe.me. the title. How cool is that? Now.
For Premium Account Holders – Youtube Guides NEW – Linkedin Youtube Videos to help enhance your account: CLICK TO SEE THEM Linkedin Answers Linkedin Answers: http://www. and has a ‘suggest an expert‘ feature.me with the world‘s largest business professional network – LinkedIn. Yahoo! Answers.com/answers/ LinkedIn Answers is a knowledge market service by LinkedIn. The amount of time it took to add this capability to our services. makes use of LinkedIn's network topology. .linkedin. Sign up for Tungle. Naver Knowledge iN.me‘s easy scheduling service. You‘ll wonder how you ever lived without it. and other knowledge markets. is dwarfed by the benefit it will bring to busy professionals using Tungle. and that‘s what comes when you combine the scheduling power of an application like Tungle. It is somewhat similar to 3form Free Knowledge Exchange.me here. This integration was really straight forward thanks to the thoughtful engineering of the LinkedIn team and their API. LinkedIn Answers has an extensive user base.That‘s pretty powerful.
and NOT If you type ―Job‖ it won‘t find ―Jobs‖: . OR. they have to sacrifice knowledge outside of that area. Relatedness to a person who is asking a question gives stronger motivation and more context to provide a better answer. Profile-related Messages: Invitations (or replies to invitations) to review a Profile found by a st Direct Connection. this is an affinity market. LinkedIn Search There are six types of Searches on LinkedIn: Search People: Allows you to find people that are in your Network and in your Groups Search Jobs: Allows you to find jobs posted on LinkedIn and on the Web (through SimplyHired) Search Companies: Allows you to find Companies and their employees on LinkedIn Search Answers: Allows you to find within the ―Answers‖ feature Q&As related to the keyword you entered Search Inbox: Allows you to find within your Inbox messages that include the keyword you entered. Most experts have to specialize to get a deep knowledge in a certain area. Valid between 1 Degree Connections only! .Must type ―job OR jobs‖ Types of Messages Messages: Defines at the same time (which is confusing) all types of messages as well as the messages sent between 1st Degree Connections and the ―OpenLink‖ messages. As a result. ―Suggest an expert‖ feature is another innovation of Linkedin Answers.000 OpenLink Members. Search Groups: Allows you to find the best Groups for you to network in. This is a great feature that was absent in the previous implementations of knowledge markets. Using network neighbourhood for question distribution is an interesting innovation of Linkedin. Surprisingly there are less than 50. LinkedIn Search Engine Limitations: Boolean Commands: only AND. certainly because Subscribers are not aware of this feature. This division of labour makes an ideal environment for a knowledge market. In a sense. If you don‘t have any solutions to the problem posted by your neighbour. This can help resolve the problem and also provides extra information about people expertise that can later be used for better targeting of specific questions. Linkedin is a social network for business people and professionals. you can at least suggest someone who knows the answer. OpenLink: OpenLink Members are LinkedIn Premium subscribers who have self-selected to be part of the ―OpenLink Network‖ in Account & Settings‖ to get OpenLink messages from any LinkedIn user at no cost to the user. so due to its positioning many of its users are experts in their specific areas. InMails: Paid messages (purchased or granted through premium subscriptions) Introduction-related Messages: You request/reply to a Connection of yours to be introduced to someone THEY know. Linkedin uses its social network to determine whom to ask the questions: the idea here is that you will be more willing to provide answers to the questions of people connected to you. Valid between 1st Degree Connections only! Invitation-related Messages: ―Invitation to Connect‖ receives or answers your Invitation to Connect.
including those between people who have absolutely no relationship. That said. press clips…) in your Profile Check regularly for new LinkedIn Applications Sharing Your Interests Make sure you complete the Interest section of your profile. This is why senders ask you to ―Archive‖ not ―IDK‖ the invitation if you do not wish to connect. the recipient has the following choices: ―Accept‖. Group Invitations: Invitations (or replies to invitations) to join a Group found by a Direct st Connection. Your Headline is visible in every message you send and when your Profile is found in a Search. It is not authorized by LinkedIn and has more drawbacks than benefits for most people. ―I don‘t know this user‖ or ―Archive‖ Most people don‘t realize ―IDK‖ is trouble for the invitation sender: As a penalty for not knowing you. the definition of ―relationship‖ is very subjective: Does exchanging a few emails within a Group and discovering common interests constitute a relationship? Most people think it does. Presenting Your Work Use SlideShare and Box. Profile Headline: The most important component of a Profile. presentations. Use the SlideShare application on Linkedin to include your video presentation in your profile. they may not be allowed to sent Invitations. Valid between 1st Degree Connections only! Recommendation-related Messages: Messages sent through the Recommendations st feature and their replies. It is worth spending time deciding what you should write in your Headline! Smart Tricks Video In Profile Make a video presentation of yourself. Q&A-related Messages: Messages sent through the ―Answers‖ feature and their replies.net Files to show your best work (white papers. ―Open-Networker‖ (aka ―LION‖): Being a LION means you accept all Invitations. BEST MESSAGING SYSTEM since messages are free between Group Members. Valid only between the author of the Question and the author of the Answer! Jobs-related Messages: Messages sent through the ―Jobs‖ feature and their answers. Valid between 1 Degree Connections only! Group Messages: All messages between Group Members. such as PowerPoint. Integrate this video in a document.com/newusers/ . Valid between 1 Degree Connections only! Other Essential Terms ―I don’t know this user‖ (aka ―IDK‖): When an Invitation is sent. Share what you read through the Amazon applications Linkedin New User/Starter Guide You can find a simple starter guide to Linkedin at the following weblink: http://learn.linkedin.
I have copied the items on the page for you: Own a profile that truly represents you. Search for Service Providers and select based on trusted recommendations from people in your network. this is the perfect place for those tough questions. or Mac Address View our list of your colleagues and classmates that are already on LinkedIn. Leverage the power of your LinkedIn network! With a profile and connections that truly represents you and your ―real-world‖ network. With a professional community of 50+ million. you‘re all set to get the most out of LinkedIn. all the people you know who are already on LinkedIn.000 non-representative people (mostly Open Networkers). Look up someone‘s profile before you meet with them. ACT!. Introductions At the mercy of the Degrees between you and the candidate: May never receive your offer. . Anonymous web searches to find providers are a thing of the past. Learn their background and see who you know in common to get off to a fast start. List your current and past positions & education along with your tenure there. a huge limitation. Post a question on Answers and tap into the experts you‘re connected to and the entire LinkedIn network. Use webmail import to see. This helps the right people and opportunities find you. You can then select who you wish to invite to join your trusted network. LinkedIn Messaging & Recruiting Messaging Efficiency Connections Very limited. Add a profile photo– people never forget a face! Add a summary paragraph. Upload a contacts file from Outlook. Think of it as your professional elevator pitch. Ensure your connections represent your ―real-world‖ network. in seconds. Palm. Not sure you need LinkedIn to communicate with people you already know! OpenLink Less than 50.
as outlined in our blog post. and connecting those cloud-based platforms to address the needs of businesses.net‘s latest initiative with LinkedIn is going to make sharing with all these parties much easier.net and LinkedIn Business today is complex. Now you can access your content and contacts whether you‘re on the LinkedIn or Box platform. making it simple for Box users to access and share content with their LinkedIn networks from within the Box environment. Sharing your Box. This new functionality adds to our earlier integration with LinkedIn – the Box. and other key business contacts. sharing your Box files with anyone in your LinkedIn network is just a few clicks away.net content with your LinkedIn connections Box and LinkedIn have very similar philosophies: we believe in open platforms. partners. folders and presentations on Box from within the LinkedIn site. Not only do we need to share content with co-workers around the globe. The process takes all of a few seconds: Box users can select the LinkedIn application from the OpenBox tab and click ―Add Application. Our developers were thrilled to find that LinkedIn‘s open API was very easy to use.Invitations Beware of IDK! The best way to lose the right to send invitations! InMails Expensive and limited in the number you can send Groups THE BEST WAY TO COMMUNICATE Sharing in the enterprise is easier with Box. We recently debuted a new OpenBox action. so much so that writing this latest OpenBox Action took only a few hours. Box. This kind of easy integration is critical for the adoption of cloud-based enterprise .‖ From there.net Files application – which makes it easy for LinkedIn members to manage and share documents. we also need to connect and collaborate with clients.
e. Over the next year. The image above shows the links on my profile with carefully selected anchor text that links to pages on my site. that you should update routinely Link to it – put links to your profile in your email signature and other online pages. lack of them can be a competitive issue. LinkedIn is one of the few social profiles sites that allows this. HR Outsourcing UK).com/in/ducttapemarketing – it‘s something you pick during editing Links with Anchor text – link to your blog. and specialty (i. Make it informative and optimized for search. etc. Communicating Through Groups Groups are the best way to reach Recruiters: Groups are communities of interests: It makes it easy to target Recruiters interested in what you do Groups can help you reach Recruiters according to their location (i. Health & Safety Professionals UK).HR Professionals UK). Choose people in your network that you‘ve worked with and write an honest statement of recommendation.e.tools to begin the massive hyper-growth stage that we‘re anticipating.e. industry (i. we hope to see more companies working together and connecting their cloud offerings in much the same manner. workshops. 2) Give to Get When people view profiles one of the top features is something called recommendations. function (i. While these may feel a little fluffy when you read them. 3) Show What You’ve Got . Don‘t be surprised if you receive some in return. through the ―other‖ tab and you can add anchor text for the link Be descriptive – use the ―Summary‖ to tell your story in a compelling way and add lots of keywords in the ―specialty‖ section Keep it active – LinkedIn has a status update feature.e. Social Media & Networking Professionals UK) Certain Groups are used by Recruiters to find candidates: The largest one is Star: Candidate (http://tinyURL. Add a photo – nothing says nobody‘s home faster than the default icon Get the branded URL – something like this is what you want http://www.com/starcandidate) Advanced Search makes it easy to identify Recruiters within a Group Sending messages to Group Members is FREE! 5 Tips For Getting More out of Linkedin 1) Your Profile This is a great brand asset so don‘t waste it. You should acquire some recommendations and I find the best way to get them is to give them. much like Facebook and twitter. products.linkedin. Optimization is a two way street.
LinkedIn even has a rating system to reward people who give the best answers with some added exposure. 4) Lead a Group Anyone can launch a group on LinkedIn and lead discussions and networking on a specific topic of interest. Facts about Groups There are two types of Groups: Those who are ―Open‖ (accept all requests to join) and those are not (your request will be pending until it is approved or not by a Group Manager) You can join up to 50 Groups and you are limited to only 10 ―Pending Approvals‖ at any single time. The key phrase is thoughtfully answering. polls and videos. BlogLink – displays your latest blog posts on your profile Box. particularly those searching for employees. This can be a great way to get useful information. it‘s a great idea to enhance your profile with educational information. might really benefit from the new Customer Company Profile offerings. re-join Groups later: Groups change: check them regularly . but groups are also open to the LinkedIn universe as a whole and some folks find that this is one of the strongest ways to build their network. may only experience your brand on the LinkedIn platform. and those of the larger LinkedIn community. Using Custom Company Profiles. Building a group around an established brand is also a great way to bring users or customers together. does not attract VIPs. in my opinion. If you take this tip to heart and put some effort into a niche group you can gain added influence with your network. does not have interesting content in News. This is best done using some of the 3rd party applications that LinkedIn has collected for this purpose. is the Question and Answer function. multimedia overview of careers offered. if you reach the 10-Pending Approval limit. jobs.net – allows you to create links to files such as resumes and marketing kits Slideshare – embeds slideshow presentations and demos Company Buzz – scrapes twitter for mentions of your brand or other topics you assign Bonus Tip Some organizations. By jumping in and answering questions thoughtfully you can demonstrate a given expertise while potentially engaging contacts that are drawn to your knowledge. Always join the Open Groups first. you will have to wait to join even Open Groups. employee/recruiter spotlights. a company can provide a rich. Jobs. Select Groups carefully: Reaching the 50-Group limit will happen faster than you think. discussion and engagement with like-minded connections. and News. 5) Repurpose Content Since members of your network. Otherwise. but it‘s equally powerful as a tool to create conversations. leave. The flip side of this tip is to ask thoughtful questions. since Groups are such a powerful way to network. leave it! Don‘t be afraid to join. Do not stay in Groups that are not well managed: If the Group grows too slowly.An overlooked feature on LinkedIn. through a variety of modules including recruitment messaging.
10 LinkedIn Tips to Optimise your Profile So once you‘ve signed up and registered your account. Make your profile publicly available – You can set the information which is publicly available to non-members/contacts. 2. . Regularly starting Discussions that fail to generate Comments may hurt your image. the Discussion goes back to the top. the main goals are normally to rank for your own name. Fully complete your profile – Ensuring that this contains all relevant career history and interests. If a Discussion does not generate Comments it is quickly buried by new or more successful Discussions Discussions work best when: They are related to the Group subject They are written as a question. the more it is visited. clients. an opinion. the more your Comment will be read. Make connections – Increase the reach of your profile by connecting with current and former work colleagues.About Group Discussions Keep in mind a successful Discussion is a Discussion which generates Comments Every time a Comment is added.com/in/stevesmithson – this will help you to optimise your own name in the search engines and also makes the URL easier to remember if promoted on business cards or email signatures. I‘d also recommend adding any industry contacts. As a minimum. Start new Discussions only if you believe your Discussion will generate Comments.linkedin. A LinkedIn profile basically acts as an online CV. Your best chance of being noticed is by posting Comments in Discussions related to your expertise. the more chance you have of building new relationships. friends and family. The more successful a Discussion is. The more Comments a Discussion has.net/group-facts Participate in Discussions The more active you are in Discussions. 3. company name and possibly industry keywords related to this. Each Comment you write is an occasion to showcase your expertise and an opportunity for networking.linkedgroup. More information at www. I would recommend providing enough information for the search engines to index your profile and cache the external links you have listed! In terms of optimising your profile. Edit profile to claim vanity URL – This should be set to use your name (or closest match if unavailable) within the URL. for example: http://uk. LinkedIn makes this easy by displaying a percentage score to show how complete your profile is. not as an announcement They are written in a way which encourages Members to post an answer. here‘s ten tips I recommend to optimise your account: 1. or a comment. so make sure you‘re being honest and describing yourself and career clearly. be careful with blocking too much information as this will also be unavailable to the search engines. 4.
if appropriate 33 Ways to Use LinkedIn for Business Is your LinkedIn account mostly sitting idle? You can do so much more with it than simply look up contacts: find gigs. 13. Don‘t turn off your contacts: avoid hard-sell tactics. 4. especially if you don‘t know them that well. 2. Link your status updates with your other social media accounts. This will automatically update all employees listed on the company profile. Check connections‘ locations before travelling so you can meet with those in the city where you‘re heading. 8. Start and manage a group or fan page for your product. 20. 1. 6. such as importing your blog entries or Twitter stream into your profile. But having recommendations will help your profile to stand out and will help to build trust in your reputation to visiting users. Update your status examples of recent work. 10. Share useful articles and resources that will be of interest to customers and prospects. 6. If you‘re not trying to optimise your site for ―My Website‖. 7. Use widgets to integrate other tools. web sites and brochures. you should encourage employees to create their own individual LinkedIn profile‘s and ensure the current employer entry is completed. you should create one! Here‘s an example of the HR Recruitment Solutions Profile. Answer questions in Questions and Answers: show expertise without a hint of self-promotion. . 14. This will help improve the visibility of your own profile within internal LinkedIn searches too. Here are 33 ways to use LinkedIn more effectively. 9. Register a company profile – If your company doesn‘t already have a company listing. 8. perhaps from people you have met at conferences/events or are connected with on other social media sites and share a similar interest. For SEO it also builds the number of internal links pointing to your profile from within LinkedIn. sell products. Post your presentations on your profile using a presentation application. but within reason you could include descriptive keywords which may help to attract relevant search engine traffic. email newsletters. I‘m not saying you should lie about your job. so prospects learn more about you. grow your business and gain free publicity. Adding value to your own profile and helping you to get found by other industry contacts. Share survey and poll results with your contacts. 19. Use the search feature to find people by company. Fill out your profile completely to earn trust. respond in detail on LinkedIn and link to it from Twitter. Use LinkedIn Answers – This can help to build up your reputation within a field. industry and city. 7. Do market research and gain knowledge with Polls. providing the company name is exactly matched. Request recommendations – Obviously don‘t ask everyone. brand or business. For example. 9. expand your networks. Publish your LinkedIn URL on all your marketing collateral. Research your prospects before meeting or contacting them. Request LinkedIn recommendation from happy customers willing to provide testimonials. if your company does have a profile. Ask questions in Questions and Answers to get a feel for what customers and prospects want or think. 17. ―My Portfolio‖ and ―My Blog‖ it might be an idea to select ―Other‖ and choose your own anchor text instead! Join related groups – Find groups where other industry professionals have joined and look to participate in (or at least join) these groups. LinkedIn is very good – they give you the opportunity to add three hyperlinks to websites of your choice. Combine your social media approach: when someone asks a question in Twitter.5. email signature. Make use of the 3 website hyperlinks – For SEO value. 15. 18. 5. using ―Human Resources (HR) Manager‖ as a job title instead of ―HR Manager‖. 10. 12. 16. therefore helping to strengthen your profile in the search engines! Optimise your job title – LinkedIn now includes your job title within profile title tags. 11. including business cards. Grow your network by joining industry and alumni groups related to your business. 3. Write honest and valuable recommendations for your contacts.
Then. Import vCards and contacts from other applications to find more connections. 28. you must set up a high quality. 32. Find vendors and contractors through connections. continue to build a network of connections. 22. the more success you will have driving traffic to your content.21. Post discounts and package deals. The larger your network of connections. 25. 33.co.hubpages. 5 Ways to Use LinkedIn To Drive Traffic to Your Website. Manchester please . Blog or HubPages Drive Traffic With LinkedIn! In addition to being the most powerful networking tool on the web.uk My Blog: www. 29. LinkedIn is a business networking site. so it is best used to drive traffic to business oriented content.com My Articles: www. your connections are notified online and via email (depends on their preferences) of an update to your profile. blog or HubPages. Ask your first-level contacts for introductions to their first-level contacts. This way anyone viewing your profile will get immediate access to your content. Interact with LinkedIn on a regular basis to reach those who may not see you on other social media sites. Link to articles and content posted elsewhere.myblog. with a summary of why it‘s valuable to add to your credibility. Buy a LinkedIn direct ad that only your target market will see. 30. 26. detailed personal or business profile.) When you post a new comment. (This is similar to status message options on Twitter and FaceBook. 31. 24. blog and online articles within your profile in the ―Websites section‖. Once you have your high quality profile completed and connection building in progress. here are 5 ways to leverage LinkedIn to drive traffic to your online content. Look for connections related to a job you want. there are many ways to use LinkedIn to drive traffic to your website. Find experts in your field and invite them as a guest blogger on your blog or speaker at your event. any visitor who stops to view your profile will see it. List your newsletter subscription information and archives.com 2) Update Your LinkedIn Status Message There is a section on your profile called a Status Message labelled with ―What are you working on‖. For example: My Company: www.hrrecsolutions. Set up to receive LinkedIn messages in your inbox so you can respond right away. For example your status might read ―Steve Smithson is seeking HR Advisors. 23. 27. Before you can use LinkedIn it to drive traffic. This allows you to post a brief text comment which can be updated at any time. Also. 1) Add Links In The Website Section Include up to three links to your website. Export your contacts into other applications. Post job listings to find qualified talent.
Note: Since you are trying to drive traffic. if you are a sales professional and you like to blog and write articles about sales topics there are hundreds of group options. Many have thousands and thousands of members. Blogger. Here are ten tips to help use LinkedIn to find a job. forward them these tips along with an invitation to connect on LinkedIn. When you participate in groups relevance and adding value are key. affiliation. In most cases you have to apply and get approved to join a group. Blog Link is powered by TypePad technology and supports all blogging platforms including Wordpress. Before trying these tips.‖ For example. Talk about a target-rich environment.contact me via email steve@talentgenius. and the service is free. You can enter a recommended hyperlink and add your own description. You can also start your own groups. and goals. Vox and many more. experience. is LinkedIn. you can participate in conversations and post news. and networking with only your close friends. CraigsList. When you participate in conversations you can include links relevant to the conversation. If you know someone who‘s looking for a job. answering Linked In questions can drive some traffic. Most have disclosed what they do. In these kinds of times. you want to participate in groups with the most members. trade publications. Go to the ―Answers‖ section and search for open questions that apply to your topics. and one that many people don‘t—or at least don‘t use to the fullest extent. How To Use LinkedIn Groups 4) Join And Participate In Relevant Groups Per the official Help section. where they work now. Once you are a group member. you need to use all the weapons that you can. Executives from all the Fortune 500 companies are on LinkedIn. 5) Answer LinkedIn Questions If your website. include a description and link to your content in both the ―website‖ section and the text section. and where they‘ve worked in the past. ―LinkedIn Groups is your destination to find and join communities of professionals based on common interest. If you post random information and are just trying to advertise your stuff. make sure you‘ve filled out your profile and added at least twenty connections .uk‖ 3) Add the Blog Link Widget to Your Profile Blog Link automatically pulls in and displays the latest blogs and Twitter updates from you and from others in your network and posts them on your profile.co. When you post your answer. you will likely be removed from a group. Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job Searching for a job can suck if you constrain yourself to the typical tools such as online jobs boards. Even better is the News section which is like a mini version of Digg or StumbleUpon. blog or online articles focus on business.
How does LinkedIn work with Twitter? The feature is now available to all of our users. All you need to do is check the Twitter box under your Network Updates box on the homepage and follow a few simple steps. The many elements that make up your online professional brand range from your LinkedIn profile to the many professional conversations you‘re a part of. we‘re making that two-way communication between your status updates and tweets a breeze to set up. Here‘s how it works: 1. from any Twitter service or tool.Linkedin & Twitter The idea is simple: When you set your status on LinkedIn you can now tweet it as well. Why? Because when you‘re trying to get something done. and with today‘s launch. amplifying it to your followers and real-time search services like Twitter Search and Bing. On LinkedIn Want to share some interesting ideas about an industry-specific article you‘ve just read with an even broader audience? Or how about letting people view your Twitter account name on your LinkedIn profile? Begin by joining your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts in just a few clicks. Status has proved valuable to our users. you want Twitter and LinkedIn to work together. Like peanut butter and chocolate! Or at least that‘s what Biz and Reid think: LinkedIn has always been about helping you to build your professional identity on the web. Syncing your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts Clicking through the setup process will allow you to specify the Twitter account that you‘d like to sync and/or display on your LinkedIn profile. from finding new assignments and jobs to kick-starting a global business enterprise. you can send that message to your LinkedIn connections as well. And when you tweet. Now you can amplify those messages by broadcasting them to your audience on Twitter. .
Share tweets as your LinkedIn status Join LinkedIn and Twitter Accounts Join your accounts and all sorts of wonderful things will happen. you can change this setting at any time by clicking ―Edit‖ next to your Twitter account name. Make sure the ―Protect my tweets‖ box is not checked in your Twitter Settings. It‘s about sparking interesting conversations. your Twitter account must be set as public. You can paint a broader picture of your professional interests and ideas by making your Twitter ID appear right on your LinkedIn profile. visit ―Edit My Profile‖ and click ―Add Twitter account‖ next to the Twitter field. Note that in order to send tweets from Twitter to LinkedIn. Twitter will ask you to verify your account name and password.Display Twitter on your LinkedIn profile 2. Note that once your accounts are joined. As part of the setup process. you‘ll often find articles or think of ideas that would be useful to share with your Twitter followers and your LinkedIn connections. To add your Twitter account. On Twitter As a professional online and in the real world. you can choose to either send all your tweets or select tweets from Twitter back to LinkedIn as a status update. you‘ll be asked how you‘d like to share your tweets on LinkedIn (see below). Now you can share from anywhere. Once the account is verified. Twittering and Status .
Here you have the option to share all tweets. Whenever the Twitter box is checked. You can change these settings at any time be clicking ―Edit‖ next to your Twitter account name. and it will be displayed as your LinkedIn status. Note that LinkedIn filters out ―@ replies‖ so if you begin a tweet with @linkedin. as well as which tweets are displayed as your LinkedIn status. or not to share tweets at all. The first time you do this. that update will publish to your Twitter feed. to share only tweets that contain #in or #li. To share updates from LinkedIn to Twitter. for example. visit the settings page. it will not appear in your status. if your tweets don‘t show up in a Twitter search. These can be added to your tweets at any time and will override your sharing settings. Use #in or #li to publish your Twitter updates to your LinkedIn status. If your tweet is personal and you don‘t wish to share it with your professional crowd. Twitter will verify your account name and password. #in‖). To share updates from Twitter to LinkedIn. just exclude #in or #li.You can choose which LinkedIn status updates you share with Twitter. #in and #li Hashtags (#) are a way to provide additional context for your tweets. they won‘t show up on LinkedIn. Also. . 4. ―Working on a new blog post about design optimization. automatically or manually. Just make ―#in‖ part of your tweet (for example. check the box next to the Twitter icon on the LinkedIn home page. This gives you complete control over which networks see your updates and what they see.
Install Tweets . and tweet out both to Twitter and your LinkedIn status. Install Company Buzz LinkedIn and Twitter Partnership: . Tweets gives you access to the basic elements of Twitter right on LinkedIn. Modify the topics you‘re tracking and add new ones to watch. view tweets of people you‘re following on your LinkedIn home page. top tweeters. and more. You can display your tweets on your profile. and people you need to follow from your LinkedIn home page. products. These apps give you a quick view of what‘s popular. And get access to historical data and trends. Company Buzz lets you track tweets about the companies.Tweets and Company Buzz You can access timely and relevant Twitter content on LinkedIn by installing Tweets and Company Buzz.
Twitter's not just a professional broadcast tool it's also a fun way to connect with others. if you send out a lot of work-related or topical items from your personal account. Twitter integration will be rolled out to all LinkedIn users over the next few days. you probably have one account for personal tweets and others related to your business or job. If you have more than one Twitter identity. enter your update and click "Share. DON'T send all your tweets to LinkedIn. Make sure you choose the hashtag option so only the tweets you decide to share will get through to your LinkedIn account. DO's and Don'ts DO broadcast your LinkedIn status to Twitter. If you integrate your Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Broadcasting these updates to your Twitter followers will only add to your knowledge and help get the word out about what you're doing. Sharing an update about your recent promotion on LinkedIn via Twitter is a great idea. so why not integrate all your Twitter accounts with LinkedIn? Besides. DON'T display your Twitter account on LinkedIn. you may want your professional network to see these tweets. To start integrating your tweets. be prepared to make smart choices about what you share across these services. LinkedIn gives you the option to only send tweets to your profile marked with the '#in' or '#li' hashtags or to send all your tweets to LinkedIn. or what kind of broadcasting controls it offers for integrating multiple accounts. other professionals and furthering your career. what you need help with or just a general question." DO link multiple Twitter accounts to your LinkedIn profile. click the check box next to the Twitter icon on your LinkedIn homepage. but all those drunken tweets you send out on Saturdays won't look so hot on your professional profile. . because what's perfectly acceptable on one network. It's almost impossible to hide your personal Twitter account from the rest of the world. turn your tweets into your LinkedIn status or both. The Basics You have three options for integrating LinkedIn with Twitter: you can rebroadcast your LinkedIn status updates to Twitter. You don't want to do this for the reasons given above. To push your LinkedIn status out to Twitter. Why the double exposure? There is such a thing as Twitter overkill. so you may not see the new feature right away. Chances are your updates on LinkedIn contain things you want to talk about with as many people as possible like what you're working on. you need to edit your LinkedIn settings by adding Twitter from your profile page or by clicking the Twitter icon next to your status on the homepage. may not work on the other. not to mention the fact that you're already sending your tweets to your LinkedIn status.Do's and Don'ts for Users Twitter integration with LinkedIn makes sense. LinkedIn did not specify how many Twitter accounts you could add. LinkedIn gives you the option of installing a Twitter widget on your LinkedIn profile that will show your most recent tweets. Twitter is a very casual and fun network with its short burst messages. but don't forget these two services are very different from each other. Don't forget that. while LinkedIn is all about connecting with colleagues.
click on their name to see their page and then click ‗follow‘. So you may be in my network but I don‘t have to be in yours. The people who follow you have chosen to have you in their network and see your updates. 3. The people you follow will form your network and their updates will appear on your Twitter homepage. Fill in your biography. There are many tweets you'll want to share with them. Soon you‘ll start building your network and you‘ll want to have something on your page when your first visitors arrive. It should go in the box underneath the question ―What are you doing?‖ and it must be 140 characters or fewer. Chances are you'll be in front of your Twitter account more often than your LinkedIn page. The service allows you to follow people and be followed by people. You can stop following people in your network at any time by going to their page. Add anyone who looks interesting and even a few people you aren‘t sure about. ―Trying to understand Twitter‖ is fine as a first post but you need to follow it up very quickly with something more individual. Go to Twitter and create an account. in conjunction with your biography. reading or whatever else you feel like saying. think of it as being like the status updates. Try to post something that. When you find someone who you want to add to your network. Try posting a link to the most interesting article you‘ve read recently. 6. Post your first tweet. You can give yourself any username you like but it‘s best to choose something that people who know you will recognise: that will make it easier for them to find and follow you. You don‘t need to follow everyone who follows you. 4. Twitter is asynchronous.DON'T forget about LinkedIn. thinking. for example. Twitter allows you to send short messages to tell the world what you‘re doing. The more. Say something about yourself. Don't forget this! Guide To Using Twitter – Twitter Novice? Getting Started 1. However. so remember your colleagues. Look for friends and colleagues who are already using the site by clicking ‗find people‘ at the top of the page. Following people is the easiest way to let them know you are there and some of them will soon start following you in return. Start building your network. 7. but if you took my previous advice you'll need to type '#in' or '#li' every time you want to send a tweet to LinkedIn. Each time you find someone you want to follow take a look at who they are following. clicking ‗following‘ and then clicking ‗remove‘. If you use Facebook. the merrier. will give people a reason to follow you. Start building your network 5. It helps people to decide whether they should follow you. Try to add . 2. Your page will display a count of the number of people following you and the numbers you are following.
This is a good way to find new people to follow. Tools . Clicking this will add the @ automatically. type ―RT @shanerichmond‖ to retweet one of my messages. Put d and then the person‘s username to send a private message. you can ―retweet‖ it. Most of the time you‘ll be posting updates on what you‘re doing. Click Settings on Twitter. Remember to leave a space. And if that‘s all you do. This is where hashtags come in. So putting @shanerichmond would direct your reply to me. Don‘t be disheartened if it takes a while for your number of followers to grow. which are then collated by Norwich City writer Rick Waghorn at his site. For example. ―retweeting‖ or just ―RT‖ at the start of your message then add the @ symbol and the person‘s username and then their message. 11. Remember – you can prune your network as you get a feel for who‘s who. you can send a direct message. You can send a public reply to people by putting @ before their username and then typing your message.com and then Notices to decide how @ replies are displayed within your network. There may be lots of people talking about a particular topic but unless they are in your network or send you a reply you won‘t even know they‘re there. 10. It‘s acceptable to edit their message to make it fit the 140 character limit. 12. Don‘t feel obliged to keep your followers entertained. You can save a message to read later or just for posterity by clicking the star that appears when you hover your cursor over it. like this: d shanerichmond. These tweets are sometimes collated at specific sites but can easily be found using the Twitter search engine. If one of your followers says something so brilliant that you want to share it with your followers. If you want to send a message to someone but don‘t want all your followers to see it. Norwich City supporters often add #NCFC to their tweets. You can also click Direct Messages on the right-hand side of Twitter. By adding a # and then a keyword. On Twitter. that‘s fine. The person you are replying to doesn‘t need to be someone you are following and doesn‘t need to be following you for the @ system to work. If you choose ―all @ replies‖ you‘ll see conversations people in your network are having with others. lots of unconnected people can join a conversation. a reply button will be visible when you hold your cursor over a message. 9.around 100 people so that you have a busy network. Talking to people 8. The etiquette for doing this is to put ―retweet‖. Sometimes you‘ll want to join a conversation. For example.com to get a box specifically for sending direct messages.com.
here on Linkedin. it doesn‘t update automatically so you need to keep refreshing to see new messages. 14. be a focal point for helping people back into work. Twitter‘s great but Twitter. There are lots more tools. try Tweetstats. current market conditions. It will tell you how often you tweet. so if you do not fall into each. 15. the 'UK Professionals' Linkedin Series of Groups. Here you can share ideas and news on Human Resources. First of all. seminars and coaching. you can discuss changes in HR. This group will. you may not be allowed into the relevant group. I run several specialist groups. when you tweet and what you talk about. A Twitter client is the answer. UK Professionals Series of Linkedin Groups If you are part of one of the groups that I manage. Marketing and more). coaching the best out of people in work. thanks for participating. We have very busy & active discussions and encourage all members to have their say . If you want to post a link you‘ll need a link-shortening site. recruitment needs & wants. There will also be lots of useful advice on using Social Media. This is a small program that sits on your desktop and makes it easy to keep track of incoming messages.13. post jobs. so well worth joining! . The only HR Linkedin Group with over 2600+ members that sticks to its membership criteria. Recruitment & Social Media Group Talent Genius is the Official Linkedin Group for Talent Genius Ltd. in future. retweet and follow different groups of people.Human Resources.Twitterific or Twitterfox. Some Twitter clients have this tool built in but you can go to a site such asTinyURL. Recruitment & Social Media. Here. 16. you need to visit it or keep it open all the time to follow activity in your network. These groups do have strict criteria. Many Twitter clients make it easier to reply. networking and open forum for HR discussion.com isn‘t. If you like playing with stats. organising specialist networking events (HR. CIPD Events. Secondly. Legal. paste in your link and get a shorter URL to help you stay within that 140-character limit.Or simply read and digest!! Talent Genius . HR Professionals UK A Group for Human Resources (HR) Professionals within the UK. Mashable has a good selection. Please see the group titles below and simply search for them in the groups tabs or click on the relevant links. I use Twhirl but you could also try Tweetdeck. any HR events being organised (Such as employment law seminars).
Internal Recruitment. IT. You are encouraged to promote services & products and use the discussion boards accordingly. Rec-2-Rec. Social Media & Networking Professionals UK Social Media & Networking Professionals UK is part of the ►UK Professionals◄ Linkedin Series of Groups that also includes specialist groups with HR. Facebook. . Fire. Directors. Recruitment Process Outsourcing. Legal. RIDDOR. Recruitment Professionals UK – Internal Recruiters & Recruitment Consultants UK Recruitment Professionals is a new group for UK based Recruitment Professionals only. From Employment Law Consultants to Company Directors. CDM. ideas and common purposes through this new group. IOSH. We will be running sub-groups by Geography once the membership increases. Linkedin. H&S & Interims Networking Professionals UK – Open Business Networking Networking Professionals UK is part of the ►UK Professionals◄ Linkedin Series of Groups that also includes specialist groups with HR. For members to increase their networks and talk about the impact of social media in their business. Risk Assessment. Myspace. Head Hunters across all industries/markets. Recruitment. Health & Safety Professionals UK Health & Safety Professionals UK is a new group specifically for H&S Professionals that are based in the UK only. post jobs. This is a New Networking group to encourage open Linkedin networking for business people.0 to share ideas. Legal. Telesales to Field Sales. Finance. Finance. Business Networking. For those who are 'social networkers'. Social Media & Networking. Recruitment. Share your experiences. This group is part of the 'UK Professionals' Linkedin Groups. events and more. that includes specialist groups for HR. Accountancy. NEBOSH. Google Wave. Business Networking & Retail. concepts and more. ideas. CIEH. H&S & Interims. For Recruitment Consultants. share concepts. H&S & Interims. Finance. using Twitter. Business Networking. Web 2. Wordpress. This group is part of the ►UK Professionals◄ Linkedin Series of Groups that also includes specialist groups with HR. Legal.A NEW Linkedin Group dedicated to those that work in UK based outsource HR / H&S Companies. BPO. Finance.HR Outsourcing Group UK HR Outsourcing Group . Recruitment.
Legal Services UK Legal Services Group UK is a new group dedicated to those working in the legal industry at a Professional level in the UK.com/TalentGeniusLtd . ICAEW. Finance Director. Law Society.twitter. help each other with changes in legislation and distribute any HR help throughout HR Professionals UK. to part-qualified/qualified. ICAS.co. LLP. From Clerical. Barristers. Financial Controller.talentgenius.uk Twitter: www. Web: www. Institute of Legal Executives. QC. This will act as a 'library' that all new and existing members can seek help in. Bar Council. also Trainee Accountants (i.uk Email: info@talentgenius. LPC.co.Finance & Accountancy Professionals UK Finance & Accountancy Professionals UK is a new Linkedin Group. CIMA. Please feel free to join whether you are a Chartered Accountant. Talent Genius Ltd is an all-in-one solution to employers throughout the UK for their Recruitment & HR needs.e. For up to date information on the accounting market in the UK. Solicitors Regulation Authority HRPUK Guides & Help – Subgroup of HR Professionals UK HRPUK Guides & Help has been set up so members can share HR Guides. CIPFA etc). CA. Advocates. studying for ACCA. Legal Services Act 2007. Solicitors.