How-To Video: Using Linkedin

This short, informative video will provide you with instructions on how to set up your Linkedin account so you may network with past and present business clients, associates and colleagues through the most powerful social network for business.

GET PROFESSIONAL WITH LINKEDIN

With more than 120 million members and growing, LinkedIn is the place where global professionals are establishing their presence online.

When you become part of this community you can connect with other professionals, make it easier for people to find you and stay in touch with client to increase referral opportunities and repeat business.

SIGNING UP

Sign up is free and starts when you visit www.LinkedIn.com.

Make sure to fill out your information and follow all the steps.

And, don't forget to tell others that you've joined LinkedIn so they know to reach out.

BEING PROFESSIONAL

LinkedIn is your online resume, so fill out as much of your profile as you can. When people visit your profile, they'll be able to see your experience and education, as well as recommendations from past clients.

GOOGLE READY

When people Google your name, what pops up? Using LinkedIn means your profile is likely to show up on the first page of search results. With LinkedIn, you have the chance to control your online reputation and promote your expertise.

GET CONNECTED

Find others you know by uploading your address book. Once you do, you can find all sorts of connections through people you already know. Just like in real life, if you see someone who interests you professionally, just reach out to a mutual connection and ask for an introduction.

STAY ACTIVE

LinkedIn Groups are a great way to make your expertise known among others in your field, but also make sure to pay attention to clients. If you see a connection with a recent job promotion or a career switch, send a personal message to congratulate them.

With a little effort, your profile will be up and running and you'll be making a name for yourself in no time.

TO GET STARTED, VISIT WWW.LINKEDIN.COM

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