The Unofficial LinkedIn Handbook

Posted on October 25, 2016 By thesuccessmanual Topic: Remarkable, Handbook

Use this carefully selected list of 40+ All Time Best Tips and Tricks on using LinkedIn to nurture your career and business

[From the 100 Ways To Be Being Remarkable Series, a special project that brings you business and self-development advice from The Success Manual. ] Also read our Handbook series.

Tips for Using LinkedIn
Fill out your profile completely to build trust.
Create a short newsletter for your LinkedIn contacts to let them know what’s happening in your career or job-search.
Keep track of your colleague’s and LinkedIn contact's promotions and title changes on LinkedIn and send congratulations.
If your employer doesn’t have online networking tools, start a LinkedIn group. You can invite alumni, as well.
Check your contacts and see who might benefit from knowing each other. Then introduce them to each other, either using LinkedIn mail or traditional email.
Network with professionals in similar roles in your industry.
Publish your LinkedIn URL on all your marketing collateral, including business cards, email signature, email newsletters, web sites and brochures, so prospects learn more about you.
Do market research and gain knowledge with Polls. Share poll results with your contacts
Ask questions in Questions and Answers to get a feel for what customers and prospects want or think.
Start and manage a group or fan page for your product, brand or business.
Ask your first-level contacts for introductions to their first-level contacts.
Share useful articles and resources, which you think will be of interest to customers and prospects. When you link to articles and content posted elsewhere, with a summary of you are a providing a valuable to service to your credibility.
Use Linkiedin's widgets to integrate updates of your blog entries or Twitter stream into your profile.
Post job listings to find qualified talent.
Explore your/your contacts' connections to find jobs, vendors and contractors.
Post discounts and package deals.

Finally, and most important of all, make sure,
1. You don't spam others.
2. You are honest.
3. You are a regualr user of LinkedIn.

Best Online Guides to Using LinkedIn
Top Reasons to Use LinkedIn http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/04/03/top-reasons-to-use-linkedin/
Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2007/01/ten_ways_to_use.html
20 Ways to Use LinkedIn Productively http://www.linkedintelligence.com/smart-ways-to-use-linkedin/
How to Be a LinkedIn Superstar http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/21944.asp
How to Use LinkedIn to Build Your Business http://www.thevirtualhandshake.com/blog/2005/11/09/ten-ways-to-use-linkedin-to-build-your-business
Secrets LinkedIn Can Tell You About Your Customers http://www.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9910469-16.html
Warm Calling via LinkedIn http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/business_development_20.php
Becoming a Recognized Subject Matter Expert on LinkedIn http://barbararozgonyi-wiredprworks.com/2007/05/02/linkedin-pr-top-10-ways-to-become-a-subject-matter-expert/
LinkedIn as Resume 2.0 http://linkedintelligence.com/smart-ways-to-use-linkedin-1-linkedin-as-resume-20/
Best Practices for a LinkedIn Job Search http://www.askdavetaylor.com/what_are_best_practices_for_a_linkedin_job_search.html
Searching the Hidden Job Market for Opportunities http://www.cio.com/article/326363/Searching_the_Hidden_Job_Market_for_Opportunities
Using LinkedIn to Prepare for Your Job Interview http://www.interviewchatter.com/create-more-value-with-linkedin/
Growing Your Network Online http://soho-life.com/blog/2007/04/08/growing-your-network-online/
Pros and Cons of LinkedIn for Alumni Groups http://www.alumnifutures.com/alumni/2007/05/10_pros_and_4_c.html
5 ways to get more from your LinkedIn Groups http://blog.linkedin.com/2009/03/31/5-ways-to-get-more-from-your-linkedin-groups/
http://www.chrisbrogan.com/write-your-linkedin-profile-for-your-future/ Write Your LinkedIn Profile for Your Future
Unpredictable Benefits of LinkedIn http://net-savvy.com/jobseeker/tools/unpredictable-benefits-of-linkedin.html
10 Ways Journalists Can Use LinkedIn http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2007/04/24/ten-ways-journalists-can-use-linkedin/
LinkedIn for Startup Entrepreneurs: 5 Reasons to Join http://onstartups.com/home/tabid/3339/bid/1401/LinkedIn-For-Startup-Entrepreneurs-5-Hypothetical-Reasons-To-Join.aspx
Five Ways IT Managers Can Get More Out of LinkedIn http://blogs.itworldcanada.com/shane/2008/04/08/five-ways-it-managers-can-make-more-out-of-linkedin/
Five Ways Authors Can Profit from LinkedIn http://www.linkedintelligence.com/wp-admin/
Top 10 mistakes people make on LinkedIn http://growmyco.typepad.com/lawfirm/2008/12/top-10-mistakes-people-make-on-linkedin.html
Elements of a Good LinkedIn Recommendation http://www.chrisbrogan.com/elements-of-a-good-linkedin-recommendation/
Top 3 Ways to Add LinkedIn Connections and Why You Should Care http://www.peopletoucher.com/node/50
Alltop - Top LinkedIn News http://linkedin.alltop.com/
TopLinked People on LinkedIn http://www.toplinked.com/

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The Online Career Handbook
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