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LinkedIn for Dummies

LinkedIn for Dummies

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By (author) Joel Elad

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 25mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 047094854X
  • ISBN 13: 9780470948545
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 276,899

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Get LinkedIn and become part of the largest online network of professionals in the world! When you know how to make the most of your profile, manage your contacts, and handle invitations effectively, you'll go far. With more than 70 million members, LinkedIn presents an invaluable opportunity to make connections, find a job, get a better salary, market a business, attract investors, and much more. This second edition offers new advice to help you market yourself, grow your business, and take your professional network to all new levels. Veteran author Joel Elad introduces you to the key features of LinkedIn and explains how LinkedIn works. Explains how to join LinkedIn, build your profile, start your network, search and grow your network, request and write recommendations, and keep track of your LinkedIn activities Includes new and updated content on the latest LinkedIn features, tools, and trends in the market Offers tips for finding a job, employees, professional services, potential investors, and more Presents valuable advice for marketing yourself and your business, developing strategic partnerships, and cultivating sales leads Don't be left out-get LinkedIn-and start networking with the tips and advice shared in LinkedIn For Dummies, 2 nd Edition !

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Joel Elad , MBA, is the head of Real Method Consulting, a company dedicated to educating people through training seminars, DVDs, books, and other media. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Facebook Advertising For Dummies , Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies , and Web Stores Do-It-Yourself For Dummies .

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Don't be left out -- get LinkedIn and join the largest online network of professionals in the world!After you're LinkedIn, you are part of a large, dynamic, and incredibly useful network of fellow professionals! When you know how to make the most of your profile, manage your contacts, and handle invitations effectively, you'll go far. This book is packed with advice that will help you market yourself and find a job, an employee, an investor, or more business for your business!Looking over LinkedIn -- understand how LinkedIn works and how it can help power your careerShow your best side -- develop a profile strategy and build your profile for maximum resultsGrow your network -- search the network to find connections and send InMail and IntroductionsYour command console -- import your contacts, expand your connections, and manage it all on your LinkedIn home pageLeverage your connections -- find and review applicants for a job opening, find a new job for yourself, or find a service providerGroup psychology -- discover the power of LinkedIn groups for promoting events or helping an organizationGetting down to business -- market your business, increase your sales, and even find investors and partnersCareer moves -- traveling? moving to a new city? planning a career change? Build your network in advance, with LinkedInOpen the book and find: Help with signing up and joining LinkedInAdvice for creating a profile that attracts connectionsTips for requesting and writing RecommendationsSecrets for generating and researching sales leadsSteps for starting or joining LinkedIn groupsHow to post business questions to LinkedIn AnswersWays to use keywords to optimize your profileWays to establish and effective networkLearn to: Create a LinkedIn profile that showcases your skills and attracts contactsFind and connect with former colleagues and new contactsUnderstand LinkedIn etiquetteand recruiting solutionsUse LinkedIn to find a job, develop sales leads, and market your services

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: LinkedIn Basics. Chapter 1: Looking into LinkedIn. Chapter 2: Sign Me Up! Chapter 3: Building Your Profile. Part II: Finding Others and Getting Connected. Chapter 4: Searching LinkedIn. Chapter 5: Managing Introductions and InMail. Chapter 6: Growing Your Network. Chapter 7: Using LinkedIn Answers. Part III: Growing and Managing Your Network. Chapter 8: Exploring the Power of Recommendations. Chapter 9: Keeping Track of Your LinkedIn Activities. Chapter 10: Using LinkedIn with Your E-Mail and Browser. Part IV: Finding Employees, Jobs, and Services. Chapter 11: Finding Employees. Chapter 12: Finding a Job. Chapter 13: Finding Professional Services. Part V: Using LinkedIn for Everyday Business. Chapter 14: Getting Connected with LinkedIn Groups. Chapter 15: Marketing Yourself and Your Business. Chapter 16: Using LinkedIn to Increase Your Sales. Chapter 17: Venture Capital and Angel Funding. Chapter 18: Miscellaneous Creative Uses of LinkedIn. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten LinkedIn Do's and Don'ts. Chapter 20: Ten LinkedIn Resources. Index.