How to Get The Most from LinkedIn

Monday, September 12, 2011

What Can LinkedIn Do for Me?

LinkedIn has been around since 2003, and many people use it differently.  The question of what it can do for people seems to be a very popular question.  In short, LinkedIn is a professional networking site with an executive representation of Fortune 500 companies.  It is a great way to find people and is a great way to read someone's business history in a single screen. The site also helps you to understand who they know and network with.

Some interesting facts you probably did not know about LinkedIn:

- The average number of LinkedIn connections for people who work at Google is forty-seven.

- The average number for Harvard Business School grads is fifty-eight, so you could skip the MBA, work at Google, and probably get most of the connections you need. Later, you can hire Harvard MBAs to prepare your income taxes.

- People with more than twenty connections are thirty-four times more likely to be approached with a job opportunity than people with less than five.

- All 500 of the Fortune 500 are represented in LinkedIn. In fact, 499 of them are represented by director-level and above employees.

Top Reasons to Use LinkedIn

 1. Building your Reputation. LinkedIn is a great tool for people to outline their experience, accomplishment, organizations and network. Too often I have seen incomplete profiles. A crucial element to get LinkedIn to work for you is to make sure your profile is 100% complete. Include all your previous employers, groups you belong to, your "advertisement", websites and other important information. LinkedIn is also becoming a place where employers find candidates, so if you are job hunting, this may be the place for you.


 2. Find Qualified Candidates. You want to find the best candidate because it will benefit the company, but weeding through all the applicants can be exhausting. Well, how about using your network to find employees? LinkedIn has a great job posting board, which is also very inexpensive. Even if you don't want to field unknown candidates, you can send out an email to all your connections.

 3. Find New Connections. Have you ever felt like sometimes you see the same people at the networking events? Would you like to meet new people? Use LinkedIn and do a search. For example, let's say you want to meet Architects. I just go to LinkedIn and type “Architects” in the search box. LinkedIn will search your contact's contacts and return the results. The best part is it shows you how you are connected to the person, which can then be used for introductions. LinkedIn also provides results of what they call 3rd degree friends. Essentially, your contact has a contact that knows the architect. It seems complicated, but it is a great way to expand your network and your friend's network. Try a search, see what happens. LinkedIn also has introductions, a tool they offer to give you an introduction to a person you want to meet.

 4. Increase your Google Ranking. Ever wondered how people's names come up so high up on Google searches? I don’t have the secret Google formula, but can tell you a well written LinkedIn profile earns a high rank on the page. The more information you have on LinkedIn (or Blog articles), the better your Google ranking.

5. Scope out Competition, Customers & Partners.  Most people use Google or another search engine to see what information they can find out about their market. The market includes your customers, competitors and partners. LinkedIn is a great tool for research.  Another key advantage is to see what groups your customers or potential customers belong to.

 6. Groups. LinkedIn just added a new tool to search groups. The groups range from networking groups to Alumni groups to Company groups. Groups can be a great tool for networking. There are many different ways to use the groups and their members as leads into conversations. As a plus, when you join a group you can show the group on your profile. The benefit could be others see the group and find they have a common thread with you.

7. Recommendations. LinkedIn has created a system where your contacts can recommend you. Leverage the power of LinkedIn to get recommendations and be sure to give them as well.

8. Help Others. Use LinkedIn to introduce people you think would be a good match. You can easily do introductions to the people with LinkedIn's inMail. The nice thing about giving a contact more connections on LinkedIn is that no one wants to be the person with the least contacts....so help out a friend and send them a contact or two that makes sense for them. Part of helping others can be helping them use LinkedIn.

9. Use it on the go. LinkedIn is configured to be able to use it on your handheld device. While you waiting at the airport, doctor's office or another waiting area, log into LinkedIn and network from anywhere. Just go to linkedin.com.

10. Get answers to tough business questions with a little help from your real friends. Small business owners deal with challenging questions on a slew of topics each day. 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 to small business and over 2000 groups on small business related topics). Wondering whether your recent office purchase is tax deductible? Check out hundreds of questions on related topicshere.

I hope this helps you take LinkedIn beyond the usual uses and makes you and your business even more successful.
Comments
シャネル ショルダーバッグ commented on 28-Jun-2013 12:27 PM
シャネルは、おそらく 本当にしたい
最も有名なファッションブランド の 全体 ファッションの世界
。その 才能 することができます 見て で、女性
デザイナーの服、 これも です、 空想 のすべて 他の種類の 女性に 保有 シャネル ブランド ファッション ・ アクセサリー 服と 装飾 。多くの有名人 を通じて 感謝、 作るまたはモデル 、です 常に 一定の または 他の有用な シャネル製品 に その日 脇。人気 今 明らかに上昇
と繁体 の驚異を作成する とき ファッション グローバル ため 偉大な 圧倒的な応答 のため ブランドはシャネル サービス
十分ではないです。、として、 の大半 人気のある製品 です で、 偉大な 需要。、 単純なと 、 エレガントなデザイン に関する 衣類の メイン ファッショナブルな若い 母親 非常に 味わった
によって、 選択 市場と そこから 人気 吸う より多く群衆 周辺
市場 。
グッチ バッグ commented on 28-Jun-2013 01:35 PM
ビットあなたは完璧な私たちスキルとを絞り込むあなたのデザインあなたクラフトが多数簡単な移動からバッグキャンバスまたは重い布素材。スタイリッシュな追加人工皮革のストラップデザインと耐久性、自然。正直なところ、もの裾できる1つの特定スカートまたは垂れ胸ジーンズのすることができますすべてを行うのほとんど、ステッチ財布作り要求。あなたの進捗状況を継続し、可能性があります完全なキットからあなたのローカル趣味保存または探しに行くは単純なため独創的なデザイン上、インターネット。
ルイヴィトン commented on 29-Jun-2013 11:09 PM
残念ながらの Wi-fi 互換性 Dre によってモンスターを打つ入手。スリムレーン、と比較するとに、はるかよく知られているシャンゼリゼ。真実では素晴らしい袋に購入と収集。モノグラム キャンバス アベス駅バッグですとみなさ単一のこれらのタイプの事。
forex trading commented on 30-Jun-2013 01:37 PM
You're so interesting! I don't think I have read something like this before.
So great to discover another person with some genuine thoughts on this
topic. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up.
This site is something that is needed on the web,
someone with a little originality!
chanel バッグ commented on 01-Jul-2013 12:05 AM
高速と低迷'metabolizers'あなたがチェックしていると計算。9 月は全国食品アレルギー認識30 日間の期間。曲気 xyz 社の心発射から不安ニューロン。シャネル クラッチは、ゴールドのチェーン引っ張ることができる、単語または彼の肩に肩として。
film porno commented on 02-Jul-2013 11:43 AM
Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What host are
you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
I wish my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol
シャネル 財布 コピー commented on 02-Jul-2013 02:25 PM
耐久性:中、模倣ハンドバッグの過去数十年もともとのために悪名高い落ちて離れて、少数ヶ月ダウン任意道路、はないはの今日よく複製。トレンディなルイ・ヴィトントートバッグ模造品ですすぐにに構築存在長年に日常着など涙します。どのように革のままの円滑な実行のしなやかないくつかのジッパーとコンポーネントを確実に、実行一般的にライナーと銀行口座頑丈です十分なに対応するどんなで投げる、、レギュラー縫製ウォンを解明あたりを緩める定期的なを使用します。
サングラス レイバン commented on 02-Jul-2013 06:43 PM
盗難から、自動車、2300年ブロック Garfias 博士は、を含む5:30午後底:
実質的な-胴ショート パンツです面を古典的なブーム言及以前。保持するあなたジュエリー簡単またはも終了を探してcostumey。サングラスの世話にが含まれます何かその魅力に他と増加は少しスリラー。% の url
クロエ バッグ commented on 04-Jul-2013 08:12 AM
After exploring a handful of the blog articles on your blog,
I really like your way of writing a blog. I book
marked it to my bookmark website list and will
be checking back soon. Take a look at my web site as well and let me know how you feel.
chanel バッグ commented on 05-Jul-2013 09:32 AM
あなたシステム最後に動きに同期して、音楽を打ちます。胃ダンス曲、大声でいない場合は、製は感覚の効果的に-取得と祈り。日陰の作成金に金属作品黄金色です。伝統的なシャネル財布そうです洗練されたとは対照的が正しく彼女と活気に満ちた服。それとしてされている-、意志があると発見がを示唆している。その優れた優れた曲がる離れてで芸術的で。
Erick commented on 08-Jul-2013 02:02 AM
Wow cuz this is excellent work! Congrats and keep it up.


Feel free to surf to my sitefree psychic reading
K53 learners test commented on 08-Jul-2013 05:15 AM
Awesome website you have here, but I was curious about if you
knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about in this
article?
I'd really love to be a part of community where I can get advice from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
Cheers!
ナイキ エアマックス commented on 09-Jul-2013 10:20 AM
Each design will pay homage to town they are imagined to represent.
The Foamposites ended up being actually a trademark sneaker for
A red cent Hardaway.
fitness trainer commented on 09-Jul-2013 04:20 PM
We absolutely love your weblog and find most of your postings to be well researched.

Would you offer opportunities for guest writers to contribute to your
blog? I would really like the opportunity to post on subjects related to the content that you publish on
your site.
Cheap Nike Air Max commented on 10-Jul-2013 01:42 AM
Hello, I enjoy reading all of your post. I wanted to write a little comment to support you.
free article directory list commented on 11-Jul-2013 01:18 AM
I savour, cause I discovered just what I used to be looking for.
You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you
man. Have a great day. Bye
true nutrition code at youtube.com commented on 13-Jul-2013 07:44 PM
Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?
I'm kinda paranoid about losing everything I've worked hard on.
Any suggestions?
ガガミラノ レディース commented on 14-Jul-2013 09:43 AM
Roughly click the web page link below and your site will be called for
free gain access to to this amazing episode. The first of it's kind is perceived as public url movies. These sapphire crystal functionality antifraying and anticorrosion. You also have to make sure that you have proven to be guaranteed of watching out the full-length movie.
cialis Belgique commented on 18-Jul-2013 07:47 AM
Hello, I want to subscribe for this blog to take
most up-to-date updates, so where can i do it please
help out.
ナイキ ルナグライド commented on 19-Jul-2013 09:36 PM
It is best to compare prices at boutiques and therefore
retailers and confirm them online. The Cranberry and Eggplant colorway normally particularly stunning.
http://webesystems.com/articles/article.php?id=43035 commented on 20-Jul-2013 11:00 PM
We absolutely love your blog and find nearly all
of your postings to be high quality.
Would you offer opportunities for guest writers to contribute to your blog?
I would love the chance to write on topics related to the content
that you write on on your site.
http://www.Applycarinsurance.com commented on 21-Jul-2013 07:27 AM
Howdy I am so excited I found your webpage, I really found you by mistake, while I was looking on Google for
something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say
many thanks for a marvelous post and a all round
enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the minute but I
have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds,
so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please
do keep up the awesome jo.
Nicolas commented on 21-Jul-2013 02:14 PM
Αρprесiate it! It is аn astoniѕhing web-site.


Review my weblog;buy cheap auto insurance
cash advances commented on 23-Jul-2013 01:02 AM
Appreciating the persistence you put into your website and detailed information
you offer. It's nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same unwanted
rehashed information. Great read! I've bookmarked your site and I'm adding your RSS feeds to
my Google account.
best web hosting commented on 26-Jul-2013 09:15 AM
This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and
i am actually happy to read all at single place.
Post a Comment
Captcha Image
Trackback Link
http://www.fullbrainmarketing.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=9145&PostID=299182&A=Trackback
Trackbacks
Post has no trackbacks.

Recent Posts


Tags


Archive