Sunday, January 18, 2009

100+ Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn

Recently, a business friend asked me, "Why should I use Linked In?" Interestingly, this person's attitude is quite common. I just found this link on Twitter and thought it useful:

This resource is intended for people who…

  • …are new to LinkedIn and wondering how to use it to help you in your business and career
  • …have been using LinkedIn a while but felt like you haven’t really been accomplishing anything with it
  • …are trying to persuade their friends to join LinkedIn and want to communicate the value proposition
  • …think there’s no real value in LinkedIn (and those who want to rebutt them)

No matter how much I know about using LinkedIn, 10 million users (or some subset thereof) are collectively going to know a whole lot more about it than I do. In May 2007, I kicked off a group writing project called “Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn”. What follows are the results of that project, plus some writings of my own, plus various blog posts and a couple of articles that fit the intent of this collection. It is a dynamic, growing collection, so if you have anything you would like to add, please contact me and I’ll add it.

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