Author(s): Joel Elad
Don't be left out--link up with this fully updated introduction to the Internet's hottest professional networking tool With more than 225 million members from over 200 countries and territories worldwide, LinkedIn.com is an unbeatable self-marketing tool. LinkedIn For Dummies teaches you how to make the most of your LinkedIn.com profile and build connections and relationships within the world's largest professional network. This thorough introduction covers the latest LinkedIn features and how to use this valuable networking tool. Learn how LinkedIn helps you manage relationships and networks, handle recommendations, showcase your skills and endorsements, import contacts, follow thought leaders, cultivate sales leads, find investors, market yourself, and more.
Provides valuable tips and explanations to help you build your profile, develop your network, manage invitations, request and write recommendations, and get involved in LinkedIn groups Covers new and improved LinkedIn tools such as endorsements, people follow, company pages, groups, mobile apps, InMail, and LinkedIn Today Answers frequently asked LinkedIn and job searching questions with the clear and helpful style expected of For Dummies books Connections have never been more vital to a successful career, and LinkedIn For Dummies is here to make sure you don't miss out on your next big opportunity!
Joel Elad, MBA, is a social networking, Internet, and eBay guru with a software development background and a yearning for entrepreneurship. He has authored or coauthored several books, including Facebook Advertising For Dummies and Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies .
Introduction 1 Part I: LinkedIn Basics 7 Chapter 1: Looking into LinkedIn 9 Chapter 2: Sign Me Up! 29 Chapter 3: Building Your Profile 45 Part II: Finding Others and Getting Connected 73 Chapter 4: Searching LinkedIn 75 Chapter 5: Managing Introductions and InMail 91 Chapter 6: Growing Your Network 109 Chapter 7: Connecting With and Endorsing Your Network 131 Part III: Growing and Managing Your Network 153 Chapter 8: Exploring the Power of Recommendations 155 Chapter 9: Keeping Track of Your LinkedIn Activities 177 Chapter 10: Using LinkedIn with Your E-Mail and Browser 193 Part IV: Finding Employees, Jobs, and Companies 215 Chapter 11: Finding Employees 217 Chapter 12: Finding a Job 235 Chapter 13: Finding Companies on LinkedIn 247 Part V: Using LinkedIn for Everyday Business 257 Chapter 14: Getting Connected with LinkedIn Groups 259 Chapter 15: Marketing Yourself and Your Business 279 Chapter 16: Using LinkedIn to Increase Your Sales 293 Chapter 17: Venture Capital and Angel Funding 307 Chapter 18: Miscellaneous Creative Uses of LinkedIn 315 Part VI: The Part of Tens 331 Chapter 19: Ten LinkedIn Do's and Don'ts 333 Chapter 20: Ten LinkedIn Resources 343 Index 349