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LinkedIn In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition

Book Description

If you're serious about taking your career to the next level, you need to be on LinkedIn. In LinkedIn In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition), author Angela Rose will show you how to make a rock-solid LinkedIn profile and expand your network. Whether you want to find a new job on LinkedIn or advance your career, this guide can be the blueprint for a supercharged LinkedIn strategy. This LinkedIn book covers LinkedIn registration and basic profile setup; critical LinkedIn profile elements; why keywords are so important for your LinkedIn profile; real-world examples of successful LinkedIn profiles; how to address unemployment on LinkedIn; how to connect with other people on LinkedIn; crafting personalized LinkedIn invitations; connecting with strangers on LinkedIn; participation strategies for LinkedIn Groups; how to find job opportunities on LinkedIn; InMail and other paid LinkedIn services; how to turn off LinkedIn notifications; and much more. The revised edition of LinkedIn In 30 Minutes is for people who are new to LinkedIn, as well as those who have created basic profiles and now want to take their LinkedIn efforts to the next level. While LinkedIn In 30 Minutes is not intended to be a comprehensive guide, it provides a solid foundation of LinkedIn registration basics, critical profile elements, and networking best practices that can help you land a new job or advance your career. The book is easy to approach -- it's filled with step-by-step instructions written in plain English and a touch of humor. There are lots of screenshots and best practices that you can use to turn an uninspiring profile into a winner!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Whar readers are saying...
  3. Copyright information
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
    1. Not just an online resume
    2. How are people leveraging LinkedIn?
    3. Are you ready to get started?
  6. Chapter 1: A brief tour of LinkedIn
    1. Understanding toolbar links and icons
    2. Your custom LinkedIn homepage
    3. Your LinkedIn profile
    4. LinkedIn apps overview
  7. Chapter 2: Registration
    1. How to register online
    2. How to make your LinkedIn profile stand out
    3. Five Privacy & Settings options you should change right now
  8. Chapter 3: Making your profile great
    1. The 9 most critical elements of your profile
    2. Six elements to add (if you have enough time)
    3. Six sections you can skip or save for later
    4. How to leverage endorsements for specific skills
    5. The importance of recommendations
    6. What should you list if you are unemployed?
    7. Examples of effective LinkedIn profiles
      1. A LinkedIn makeover for Monica
  9. Chapter 4: Networking on LinkedIn
    1. The 4 types of connections
    2. How to find people to connect with
    3. Who should be in your network?
    4. Invitation basics
    5. Make it personal: Why customized invitations are best
    6. Accepting and rejecting invitations
    7. Strangers on LinkedIn: Why are they contacting you?
    8. Reaching out via introductions and InMail
    9. Tips for nurturing your network
  10. Chapter 5: Joining the discussion
    1. The easiest way to reach out to your network: Updates
      1. How to share an update
      2. A strategic approach to sharing updates
    2. Attracting followers with LinkedIn posts
      1. How to publish a post
      2. Best practices for posts
    3. Making the most of LinkedIn groups
      1. How to find relevant groups
      2. How to join a group
      3. Best practices for group participation
  11. Chapter 6: Finding a job on LinkedIn
    1. Five ways to find available jobs on LinkedIn
    2. Four tips for using LinkedIn search when looking for jobs
    3. This job sounds perfect! Now what?
    4. Why some people upgrade to Job Seeker Premium
    5. Four ways to leverage your network when looking for a job
  12. Conclusion
  13. Index
  14. Bonus book introductions
    1. Introduction to Twitter In 30 Minutes
    2. Introduction to Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes
    3. Introduction to Excel Basics In 30 Minutes
    4. Introduction to Dropbox In 30 Minutes