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  • Copyright 2010
  • Dimensions: 5-3/8 X 8-1/4
  • Pages: 224
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33085-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33085-8


Linkedln® in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself Linkedln® in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. Learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily generate solid results on LinkedIn.

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

Plain English explains new terms and


Category: Internet

Covers:  LinkedIn

User Level: Beginning

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

Create a LinkedIn profile that generates results

Find jobs, consulting opportunities, partners, and clients

Enhance your visibility to an audience of millions

Promote your services as a LinkedIn service provider

Develop a streamlined approach for managing contacts

Customize LinkedIn for maximum effectiveness and productivity

Use LinkedIn Answers and Groups for research and marketing

Extend the power of LinkedIn with third-party applications and tools

Give and receive professional recommendations

Recruit job candidates

Access LinkedIn from mobile devices

Advertise on LinkedIn

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Communicating with Other LinkedIn Members

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Table of Contents


Who Is This Book For?

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1 Introducing LinkedIn

Understanding What LinkedIn Can Do for You

Understanding LinkedIn Account Types

Exploring LinkedIn Premium Accounts

Creating a LinkedIn Account

Exploring the LinkedIn Home Page

Navigating LinkedIn


2 Creating Your Profile

Viewing a LinkedIn Profile

Creating a Profile That Achieves Your Goals

Understanding Profile Completeness

Entering Basic Profile Information

Adding Positions

Adding Educational Information

Adding Websites and Other Additional Information

Customizing Your Public Profile

Adding a Profile Summary

Adding Personal Information

Specifying Contact Settings

Adding a Profile Photo

Viewing Your Profile


3 Adding and Managing Connections

Developing a Connection Strategy

Building Your Network

Connecting with Other LinkedIn Members

Connecting with People Not on LinkedIn

Responding to Connection Invitations

Managing Your Connections

Removing Connections

Viewing Your Network Statistics


4 Customizing Your LinkedIn Settings

Customizing the Way You Use LinkedIn

Customizing Profile Settings

Customizing Email Notification Settings

Customizing Your Home Page Settings

Subscribing to RSS Feeds

Customizing Group Invitations Settings

Customizing Your LinkedIn Personal Information

Customizing Your Privacy Settings

Specifying How You Want to Use the LinkedIn Network


5 Managing and Updating Your Profile

Understanding the Importance of a Current Profile

Updating Your Status

Commenting on a Status

Updating Your Profile

Promoting Your Profile on the Web

Creating a Profile in Another Language

Printing and Downloading Your Profile


6 Communicating with Other LinkedIn Members

Understanding Your LinkedIn Network

Understanding InMail, Introductions, and LinkedIn Messages

Understanding Your Contact Options

Managing Your Inbox

Sending Messages

Reading and Replying to Messages

Sending InMail

Requesting Introductions

Managing Introduction Requests


7 Searching on LinkedIn

Performing a Quick Search

Searching for People

Narrowing People Search Results

Performing an Advanced People Search

Saving a People Search

Using Advanced Search Techniques


8 Using LinkedIn Tools

Understanding LinkedIn Tools

Installing and Using the LinkedIn Firefox Browser Toolbar

Installing and Using the LinkedIn Internet Explorer Toolbar

Using the JobsInsider

Using the Outlook Toolbar

Creating an Email Signature

Using the Google Toolbar Assistant


9 Finding a Job

Attracting Recruiters and Hiring Managers

Searching Job Postings

Viewing Job Postings

Performing an Advanced Job Search

Applying for a Job

Finding Recruiters and Hiring Managers


10 Requesting and Providing Recommendations

Understanding LinkedIn Recommendations

Requesting Recommendations

Managing Recommendation Requests

Responding to Recommendation Requests

Making a Recommendation

Accepting Recommendations

Managing Received Recommendations

Managing Sent Recommendations


11 Working with LinkedIn Groups

Understanding LinkedIn Groups

Joining a Group

Viewing Your Groups

Changing the Display Order of Your Groups

Participating in Group Discussions

Viewing and Submitting News Articles

Using a Group’s Jobs Discussion Board

Viewing Group Updates

Viewing Group Members

Managing Group Settings

Sharing Information About Groups

Leaving a Group

Creating Your Own Group

Managing Your Group


12 Using LinkedIn Answers

Understanding LinkedIn Answers

Asking a Question

Browsing Open Questions to Answer

Answering Questions

Searching LinkedIn Answers by Keyword

Viewing and Modifying Your Questions and Answers


13 Using LinkedIn Applications

Understanding LinkedIn Applications

Choosing the Right Applications

Adding Applications

Adding and Managing LinkedIn Events

Removing Applications


14 Using LinkedIn Service Providers

Understanding LinkedIn Service Providers

Searching for Service Providers

Recommending a Service Provider

Requesting a Service Provider Recommendation

Responding to a Service Provider Recommendation Request



Web Lesson 1: Recruiting Job Candidates

Web Lesson 2: Working with Company Profiles

Web Lesson 3: Advertising on LinkedIn

Web Lesson 4: Using LinkedIn Mobile


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