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Insights, statistics, news, and tips on how to use and benefit from LinkedIn.
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8 Reasons Why You Must Upgrade To A LinkedIn Premium Account

8 Reasons Why You Must Upgrade To A LinkedIn Premium Account | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Most of us can make do with LinkedIn's basic product. It's perfect for connecting to people you already know, and finding other potential contacts through them.

 

But what if you need more? If you're actively looking for a job or work as a recruiter for your company, LinkedIn's Premium accounts give you a whole new set of tools that let you break down some of the barriers set by the free version.

 

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6 Steps to a More Marketable LinkedIn Profile

6 Steps to a More Marketable LinkedIn Profile | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Somewhere along the line you started treating it more like a resume. It's time to fix that.

 

Overall, LinkedIn is the best social media platform for entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals. Unfortunately, your LinkedIn profile may not be helping you to create those connections.

So let’s tune yours up with six simple steps:

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How to really use the ‘Apply with LinkedIn’ button

How to really use the ‘Apply with LinkedIn’ button | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

The usual – and often correct – assumption is that visibility is credibility. On LinkedIn this is still true to some extent, but…and that is a very large BUT, only if you have optimized your profile. Make sure you have done enough networking online to populate your profile with sufficient connections and recommendations to prove your credibility.

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LinkedIn Tip: Digitize Business Cards with CardMunch

LinkedIn Tip: Digitize Business Cards with CardMunch | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is re-launching CardMunch, an iPhone app that scans business cards and turns them into contacts you can connect with on LinkedIn. Here’s how it works, along with some new features.
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How LinkedIn's Lousy Sex Appeal Could End Up Killing It

How LinkedIn's Lousy Sex Appeal Could End Up Killing It | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Pity poor Linkedin. From an operational point of view it's doing everything right: The company's revenues rose 126 percent to $140 million in Q3 2011 and it would have been profitable if not for taxes. Its stock remains at a buoyant $71 or so despite heavy dilution from insider sales and new share issues.

 

It should be the most exciting tech company on the block. Instead, it remains a media wallflower. The notion that Linkedin is boring has become something of a media meme.

 

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LinkedIn Wins Entrepreneur of the Year

LinkedIn Wins Entrepreneur of the Year | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Ernst & Young has named LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner as its 2011 national Entrepreneurs of the Year.

 

LinkedIn is, of course, the professional social network and resume website. The site has grown to more than 135 million members in 200 countries and territories, went public in May, and recently had a market capitalization of $7.62 billion.

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LinkedIn now the social media platform of choice

LinkedIn now the social media platform of choice | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Nowadays there is a vast array of social media platforms for people to choose from, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and MySpace. An interesting article I recently read shows that for the first time, LinkedIn was voted as the most important social media platform. This was based on a survey of nearly 3,000 active social network users conducted by ROI Research and sponsored by Performics.

 

When asked how important it is to an individual to having an account on each of those social media platforms, LinkedIn was voted as the platform of choice by 59 percent of those active social networking users. Twitter came in second at 58 percent, YouTube came in third at 55 percent, followed by Facebook at 53 percent.

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Bringing you insights into LinkedIn Groups with our new statistics dashboard

Bringing you insights into LinkedIn Groups with our new statistics dashboard | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered which LinkedIn Groups would be most valuable to your career? Have you explored new groups and wondered, how active is this group, is this the group for me, or what kind of professionals are in this group?

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LinkedIn Updates Events App With Intelligent Recommendations, Better Search And More

LinkedIn Updates Events App With Intelligent Recommendations, Better Search And More | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
LinkedIn Events launched in 2008 as a way for professionals to find events and conferences that match their career interests. Today, LinkedIn is improving events with intelligent updates to recommendations, search and more.
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Why LinkedIn Company Pages Matter to Non-Profits: a 5 part series

Why LinkedIn Company Pages Matter to Non-Profits: a 5 part series | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Recently, many non-profits overlook or ignore the easy and obvious marketing opportunity that LinkedIn provides. It’s crucial for non-profits to be exposed to a potential audience 120 million+, so why waste the organization’s time by producing incomplete company pages?

 

Non-profits wrestle with the continuous turnover in the development sector and changes in staffing at lower echelons. Layer on little-to-no time to do more than mission-critical talks. Thus, you might be thinking, the mere thought of something else to maintain doesn’t seem ideal, BUT that is actually why LinkedIn would be most beneficial to you.

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The LinkedIn Diaries: Winning the war for talent | Executive | Financial Post

The LinkedIn Diaries: Winning the war for talent | Executive | Financial Post | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

In the most recent LinkedIn Diaries entry, I identified how time-crunched executives leverage this popular social media tool to achieve their specific networking goals.

 

One of the fastest growing uses for LinkedIn is to cost-effectively capture talented professionals. LinkedIn has moved quickly to embrace this role in helping companies grow. For instance, earlier this month they rolled out Talent Pipeline which helps recruiters manage the disparate information they have on potential recruits all in one tool.

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LinkedIn Study: Women Too Picky About Mentors?

LinkedIn Study: Women Too Picky About Mentors? | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

A new LinkedIn study indicates, in spite of the fact it's been proven having a mentor can advance your career, one in five women in America do not have a mentor. When asked why, 52% of those who don't have mentors said it was because they had "never encountered someone appropriate." What?!? Ladies, c'mon now! This response tells me three possible things:

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Play Tetris using your LinkedIn connections with DropIn

Play Tetris using your LinkedIn connections with DropIn | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

If you're a fan of the puzzle piece dropping game Tetris, then you'll enjoy the app DropIn. It was created in a day by the LinkedIn team to show how useful the LinkedIn API can be.

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Why You Shouldn't Use Twitter to Post LinkedIn Status Updates

Why You Shouldn't Use Twitter to Post LinkedIn Status Updates | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
The important change LinkedIn has made to Twitter integration and why you shouldn't use Twitter to post LinkedIn status updates.
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Here's How People Look at Your Social Media Profile

Here's How People Look at Your Social Media Profile | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what draws the most attention on social media profiles? We recorded actual eye movements to show you.

 

Job title garnered more attention than profile photo on LinkedIn. In fact, it got more attention than anything else on the page.

 

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Demystifying the LinkedIn invitation | Executive | Financial Post

Demystifying the LinkedIn invitation | Executive | Financial Post | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

I’ve written before about the proper ‘netiquette’ when inviting someone to join your LinkedIn network, but one part of the connecting process that I haven’t touched on – and one that seems to stymie the best of us – is selecting how you know someone.

 

Once you press the connect button, a new window opens requiring you to select the radio button that best describes how you know the person you’d like to connect with. The options are:

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INFOGRAPHIC: Here's How To REALLY Use LinkedIn

INFOGRAPHIC: Here's How To REALLY Use LinkedIn | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

LinkedIn is the proverbial dark horse of social media: we all know it’s there, but few of us use it to its full potential.

 

With just a little bit of effort you will see how the powerful social site can help you market yourself and your business far more than you imagined.

 

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LinkedIn offering CardMunch iPhone app

LinkedIn offering CardMunch iPhone app | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

LinkedIn hopes that an enhanced smart-phone app the professional social network plans to introduce today will interest people who have stacks of business cards gathering dust on their desks.

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Use LunchMeet to Arrange Networking Lunches with Your LinkedIn Contacts

Use LunchMeet to Arrange Networking Lunches with Your LinkedIn Contacts | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

iPhone: Want to grab lunch but none of your regular office friends are free? Use LunchMeet to broadcast your availability to your LinkedIn contacts and get a little networking in with your meal.

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LinkedIn Company Page Checklist for B2B Marketing

LinkedIn Company Page Checklist for B2B Marketing | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Your Company Page on LinkedIn is a powerful way to reach millions of professionals and reveal the human side of your company. Over 100 million professionals are following more than 1.9 million companies on LinkedIn.

 

These followers are purchasing professionals, current clients, job seekers, or interested observers, but most importantly, potential customers. They follow companies to stay in the loop on new developments, compare products and services and track potential opportunities.

 

LinkedIn regularly informs members of Company Pages changes via email or network update. When LinkedIn members want to know about your company, they look to your Company Page. Use this check list to ensure it’s ready for visitors:

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The Worst Job Title on LinkedIn: New Lessons in Social Media Law — Business Management Daily

The Worst Job Title on LinkedIn: New Lessons in Social Media Law — Business Management Daily | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

We are all constantly trying to figure out the limits of employees’ rights when it comes to their social media postings. But what about employers’ rights? Those rights seem to be less and less these days.

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Networking just got more efficient with the new LinkedIn Events

Networking just got more efficient with the new LinkedIn Events | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

LinkedIn Events has undergone a serious overhaul. For starters, we’ve made it easier than ever to find the right events to attend.

 

In the past year alone, we’ve had over a million RSVPs to hundreds of thousands of professional events on LinkedIn Events. We’ve seen events on topics ranging from art to zoology, and everything in between. And we’re only beginning to scratch the surface of what we can offer for professional events.

 

 

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4 things you probably didn’t know about LinkedIn | Articles

4 things you probably didn’t know about LinkedIn | Articles | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

It’s the social media website that could.

 

LinkedIn has been around longer than you probably realize, but only recently does it seem like anyone who’s anyone uses it. But how much do you know about the premiere professional social media website?

 

It’s no secret that the professional network is growing leap and bounds, but did you know that a new member joins every second?

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How LinkedIn Brought $72,000 in Sales for PostcardMania

How LinkedIn Brought $72,000 in Sales for PostcardMania | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

These days, it doesn’t take long to find a Facebook or Twitter success story. Businesses that wisely use the tools see a payoff.But LinkedIn? The stodgier cousin of the group? Not so much.

 

Yet for PostcardMania, a fast-growing, Florida-based postcard marketing company, unlocking LinkedIn has been a bottom-line booster. It’s not just for job searchers anymore.

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Using LinkedIn to track down your dream job

Using LinkedIn to track down your dream job | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Nurturing your network now will put you in a strong position when opportunities arise...

 

When Michael Michailidis was making the transition from running his own Montreal-based social media marketing business to a more corporate role, he decided to tap into his social network.

 

Last February, he contacted a former classmate through LinkedIn and learned that her boss at Bell Canada was looking for a marketing program manager, a job that had not yet been posted.

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