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Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes, 3rd edition

  • PatriceAnne Rutledge

Published by Sams Publishing (April 10th 2012) - Copyright © 2012

3rd edition

Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes

ISBN-13: 9780132977371

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Table of contents

Introduction 1

1  Introducing LinkedIn     3

Understanding What LinkedIn Can Do for You     3

Understanding the Key to Success on LinkedIn     4

Understanding LinkedIn Account Types     5

Using a LinkedIn Free Account     6

Exploring LinkedIn Premium Accounts     6

Exploring LinkedIn Sales Professional Accounts     8

Creating a LinkedIn Account     8

Exploring the LinkedIn Home Page     13

Navigating LinkedIn     15

Summary     16

2  Creating Your Profile     17

Viewing a LinkedIn Profile     17

Creating a Profile That Achieves Your Goals     18

Understanding Profile Completeness     20

Entering Basic Profile Information     21

Adding Positions     22

Adding Educational Information     24

Adding Website Links and Other Additional Information     27

Integrating Your LinkedIn Account with Twitter     29

Customizing Your Public Profile and URL     30

Adding Profile Sections     32

Adding a Profile Summary     34

Adding Personal Information     35

Specifying Contact Settings     35

Adding a Profile Photo     37

Viewing Your Profile     38

Summary     38

3  Adding and Managing Connections     39

Developing a Connection Strategy     39

Building Your Network     41

Importing Contacts from Other Email Systems     43

Connecting with Current or Past Colleagues     45

Connecting with Former Classmates     46

Connecting with Other LinkedIn Members     47

Connecting with People Not on LinkedIn     49

Responding to Connection Invitations     50

Managing Your Connections     52

Removing Connections     53

Viewing Your Network Statistics     54

Summary     54

4  Customizing Your LinkedIn Settings     55

Customizing the Way You Use LinkedIn     55

Customizing Profile Settings     57

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