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5 steps jumpstart LinkedIn -- Washington Technology

5 steps jumpstart LinkedIn -- Washington Technology | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

The cover story in the current Fortune magazine (July 1, 2013, issue) by Jessi Hempel is “Everything you need to know about LinkedIn”. The article points out the growing need for all businesses to participate on LinkedIn. The six-page commentary brings up a number of great points and some excellent background, but six pages is not going to cover “everything you need to know.”

 

It is what Hempel wraps up with that is most telling. She refers to the “confusion” about how to leverage the network more fully, which has spawned an industry of those who teach others how to use LinkedIn, myself included.

 

While many feel that once they reach that magic 500+ connections, they have reached a major milestone, it simply is not so. It is actually pretty easy to reach 500+, but this has no value unless you have a strategy.

So here is your jumpstart program for LinkedIn, whether you are a novice or have some experience on LinkedIn.

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4 Networking Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making - Forbes

4 Networking Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making - Forbes | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Remember that this applies offline AND online - especially when you're on LinkedIn:

 

Many networking newbies have tendencies that inhibit building real relationships with their new contacts. The good news: it’s not that hard to fix. Here’s what you might not even realize you’re doing wrong—and what to do about it.

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What it Means Today to be 'Connected' - Harvard Business Review

What it Means Today to be 'Connected' - Harvard Business Review | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

I was recently selected as one of Britain's "best connected" women by Director, a business magazine. This prompted me to reflect on what it actually means to be "connected." I began to explore the meaning of connectedness, both in person, and in an ever more virtual world, and to consider whether the two forms are so different. I considered it both in my role as a board director, but also in a wider framework of building relationships and gathering, synthesizing and sharing knowledge.

 

Connecting with people and innovative ideas is more important than ever. To my mind, in a world where new and interesting ideas can come from anywhere, true value is found by breaking through the silos of sector-only or country-only knowledge and relationships. In such a world, it is not about the number of people you know or the mountain of business cards you collect, but rather about the depth and authenticity of the relationships you build and sustain, the depth and maturity of the connection you have with one another, and about valuing and nurturing the free flow of ideas.

 

 

 

 

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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 Classmates: Explore possibilities by connecting with fellow alumni

LinkedIn Classmates:  Explore possibilities by connecting with fellow alumni | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

What’s the most valuable outcome of your college years? If you think it’s your degree, you’re only partially right. Beyond the knowledge you gained in school, your alumni network is one of the most important benefits you earned. In the years since college, your classmates have become experienced professionals, industry experts, potential clients and trusted colleagues – in short, people who can help you expand your horizons.

 

It makes sense to stay connected to your fellow alumni. Not only do you share great memories, but you can also help one another throughout your lives. Since you have your school in common, you have a natural connection.

 

Because we understand the power of alumni networks, we are delighted to unveil LinkedIn Classmates – a tool for insights and networking for alumni of colleges and universities around the world.

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Top 50 LinkedIn Groups MBAs MUST Join

Top 50 LinkedIn Groups MBAs MUST Join | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Networking is one of the most important — if not the most important — activity that you can leverage throughout your career.

 

Because the majority of job opportunities are not publicly advertised, it becomes vital that you manage and grow your network of career stakeholders to ensure a healthy flow of support, information and potential job leads.

 

In today’s digital age, while in-person networking will always be important, many first impressions begin with an online search, making it even more essential that you be present, searchable and branded in everything you do online.

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