People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Maximize LinkedIn

linkedinHave you ever noticed that LinkedIn seems to have new tools and features popping up everyday?

On a related note, LinkedIn announced last week that they now have 100 million members. Imagine the possibilities and opportunities for connecting, creating and collaborating.

Here are some tips and tools we’ve discovered:

  • Get recommendations on LinkedIn. It enhances your profile and serves as a good litmus test for when you need references for job applications. Don’t forget to give recommendations as well.
  • Be the first to see job postings and updates by following companies & organizations of interest.
  • Connect with contacts on LinkedIn after meeting them at conferences.
  • Add language, technology and other skills to your profile.
  • Join and participate in groups of interest. You can create groups as well.
  • Add upcoming events to your profile.
  • Make use of the headline in your profile by branding yourself, don’t just put your job title.
  • Use applications such as Slideshare to share your presentations.

How do you use LinkedIn?


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