As many of you know Linked In is the place to be for connecting with business people. As I am an early adopter of many technologies/capabilities, I received an e-mail from Reid Hoffman, Linked In’s CEO and Founder when they passed the 100MM member mark. It was a very nice touch. Here is what I received from Reid:
“I want to personally thank you because you were one of LinkedIn’s first million members (member number 145247 in fact!*). In any technology adoption lifecycle, there are the early adopters, those who help lead the way. That was you.”
Sweet, I an number 145,247 and now the community has over 135MM members and growing. I use Linked In aggressively for any number of business networking activities such as folks changing positions, important business news, plugging into new groups for learning and knowledge. I was fortunate enough to have a Linked In professional provide me with some counsel on the best words to use for search results, layout etc. so that folks can easily find what they are looking for.
Today we see these images everywhere, but if you want to network your career Linked In is the place to be. Well, we do not see the last one everywhere yet, but the Webman predicts this will be the next big social idea, Pinterest. More on that in an upcoming blog.
Many folks ask me how to better use Linked In. My friend Martha is always asking this question “Hey, I signed up, so now what do I do?” And yes fans, she may be a bit naive to Linked In but she has all the other attributes we look for – fun, smart, low maintenance, loves football and smokin hot; yup a 5 tool playa!
I came across a terrific infographic that does an awesome job of providing the Linked In Boot Camp basics. Here is a quick summary for you and a link to the great infographic from Column Five.
- Complete your profile
- Connect with everyone you can – More is better
- Customize your URL and websites
- Spice up your image
- Recommend others
- Join groups
- Add your company’s profile
- Optimize your search results
- Add applications
Here is a link to the infographic – http://columnfivemedia.com/work-items/mindflash-infographic-linkedin-boot-camp-basic-training-for-the-personal-marketer/
Linked In is great. Use it to gain advantage and stay focused on the value and benefits.
Let me know what you think about this blog by commenting below.
Enjoy the weekend.
4 thoughts on “Linked In – You Got Questions?”
Thank you for a very interesting article, I just signed up recently with Linkedin but was unsure what to do with it, now I do. Thanks again 🙂
ONLY the 145,000th member 🙂 How many years back? Good tutorial on optimizing profile and behaviors. Tell me more about Pinterest – seems like a lot of work…
Will be covering Pinterest soon. Thanks.
Hey there! Stellar blog. Figured outso much from it! Thanks.