So You’re Finally on LinkedIn. Now What?

Published Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:30 PM

At 150 million members strong, the LinkedIn bandwagon is verging on standing-room only. But are you more of a bystander than a LinkedIn leader? Time to grab the baton and lead the charge to get your profile noticed and networked. Make the most of LinkedIn with these simple steps.

Get Going

The tips in 10 Things to Do Immediately on LinkedIn  will get you up and running-stat. Start by posting a professional photo and then dive into industry appropriate groups, cultivating a wide network by participating in threads and chats. Other tips include making frequent updates and actively seeking recommendations.

Get Recommended 

LinkedIn's recommendation features allows users to fully showcase their talents and abilities. According to a recent article Everything You Need to Know About LinkedIn Recommendations,  hiring managers do actually read and consider recommendations when vetting candidates.

Best practices for LinkedIn recommendations are similar to offline ones: recommend only those whose work you truly know and when requesting your own recommendation, it's best to do it person by phone, rather than sending a generic LinkedIn request. For more, read 7 LinkedIn Recommendation Best Practices for Your Job Search. 

Get Noticed

Savvy LinkedIn users understand that the platform is more than just a chance to list resume skills. In The Five Best Practices for LinkedIn Profiles: Network Ahead of Your Job Search,  the author suggests using your profile to share your own expertise learn and from others. This type of organic networking will serve you well in future job hunts. Also, create a profile that showcases your "voice" and avoid dull resume-speak. Other tips include documenting your experience using multimedia, links and other options that just aren't possible with conventional resumes.  Finally, read Get Noticed: 5 Steps to Writing a Perfect LinkedIn Profile for more ideas. 


How do you make the most out of LinkedIn? What catches your eye or impresses you about LinkedIn profiles you've seen? Share your thoughts here and on the Pendaflex Facebook page.



| More
Filed under: ,


# oem software online said on Saturday, March 31, 2012 4:13 PM

E83Oik Thanks so much for the post.Thanks Again. Really Great.

# Motivation to lose weight said on Sunday, April 08, 2012 12:45 AM

5uSIvb A round of applause for your blog article.

# Cassiara said on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:35 PM

I bow down humlby in the presence of such greatness.

# buy oem software said on Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:28 AM

45Ul4U I think this is a real great article post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

# Leonardo said on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 10:58 PM

Hello my loved one! I wish to say that this article is amazing, great written

and come with almost all significant infos. I'd like to see more posts like this .

# Fortin said on Friday, June 29, 2012 8:15 AM

Every weekend i used to pay a visit this website, as i want enjoyment, for the reason that this this website conations

truly nice funny information too.

# Rasmussen said on Monday, July 09, 2012 7:36 AM

Right here is the right web site for anybody who wishes to find out about this topic.

You know a whole lot its almost tough to argue with

you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh

spin on a topic that has been discussed for many years.

Excellent stuff, just excellent!

# Macklin said on Monday, July 09, 2012 1:05 PM

I always emailed this blog post page to all my contacts, since if like to read it then my links will too.

# Contextual Backlinks said on Monday, July 09, 2012 4:03 PM

xxmb4q Appreciate you sharing, great blog.Really thank you!

# Block said on Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:22 PM

I don't even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

# Gavin said on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:16 AM

Hello there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha

plugin for my comment form? I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm having difficulty finding one?

Thanks a lot!

# Johhny Ross said on Saturday, September 01, 2012 8:24 PM

Hello. The content is very useful

# send gifts to pakistan said on Saturday, September 08, 2012 6:47 AM

Excellent. Please keep up the good work for the concise and informative articles. This is more informative than other media, I really like following your blog as the articles are so simple to read

<a href="">send gifts to Pakistan</a>

# divaHeadela said on Saturday, September 15, 2012 4:40 PM

How do you maintain out the burgeoning viruses and Trojan horses, prowling in the cyberspace? There is any quantity of programs like spam, adware, spy ware, malware and hackers completely ready to assault at the earliest possibility. Without having the knowledge of world wide web end users, credit card numbers or passwords can pass onto the mistaken palms. These stability issues want to be resolved urgently and below are two critical tips for you.

1. The initial phase to protect your personal computer is to install a excellent virus scanner and firewall. Let's experience the facts, Microsoft's firewall is just not sufficient, and so are from your ISP and modems. No modem will come with built in antivirus computer software. Therefore you have to acquire and install a single. You can choose from a amount of virus scanners and firewalls, but trustworthy among them are: Norton, AVG, McAfee, and ZoneAlarm. AVG and ZoneAlarm are cost-free computer software.

two. A <a>proxies 2012 </a>  assists on-line protection. This server hides your IP, which is distinctive and unchangeable even if you want to. This IP id really should be kept secret. If a cybercriminal accesses it, he can get your information, and use it to your detriment.

In this complete procedure a proxy works discreetly. When you consider to entry a hyperlink, the browser informs the server in normal instances, while a proxy server guarantees that it receives this data 1st, and filters the info. Even if the web server tries to know your IP, it will only be accessing the IP of the proxy server. However, the proxy server can accessibility all your data, and therefore you ought to go for a proxy server which you can rely on.

Given that Proxy Servers assist On the web Security., you really should know how to set up one particular. Faulty set up can guide to an unsafe proxy - therefore carefully follow the numerous measures.

1. A very good and anonymous proxy is a need to. The World wide web has a entire great deal of paid and totally free proxy servers. Even though paid out proxies provide far better anonymity, free of charge proxies can also be opted. You ought to zero in on a great Proxy Server which will assist your Online Security.

2. After you have decided on your proxy, you need to configure your Internet browser to use it. This method is various from one particular to another browser. If you are using World wide web Explorer, here's how to install the proxy. Open up Internet Explorer, go to World wide web link, click on on relationship, choose the suitable button for LAN or dial-up relationship, and click the configurations. Empower use a proxy server, and variety IP of proxy - which you must have pointed out on a paper, just before beginning to put in, adopted by port in the respective fields. When you click on on "Alright" two times, you are now obtaining a Proxy Server for On-line Protection.

three. It is not sufficient even after you have finished configuring your browser. You just can not forget it. If you have opted for a cost-free Proxy, it might not be working right after some time. Consequently, you must hold an eye on the proxy, and stay protected. Use Proxy Servers for Online Security and it will relieve you of great deal of concerns.

About Beyond Folders™

Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates passionate about time management, communications, productivity and workplace organization.  Believing in  "continuous improvement" on both a personal and professional level, they share their unique perspectives on subjects of common interest to our readers.

Join the Beyond Folders™ Community of readers passionate about time management, productivity, communication and workspace organization.

Read BFC News

Quick Subscribe to BFC News

Follow Beyond Folders™