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The How-To Guide for LinkedIn

Kristin Burnham | Feb. 22, 2013
Our LinkedIn guide delivers expert advice on the site's features, step-by-step how-to instructions, details on its apps and proper LinkedIn etiquette. Also included: tips and tricks for your job search and company analysis.

How to Integrate LinkedIn With Outlook

A new LinkedIn beta feature allows you to sync the social networking site with Microsoft Outlook, giving you more transparency to your contacts and making it easier to grow your network.

How to Reorder Your Profile Sections

LinkedIn announced a new feature intended to give you more control over how you present your profile. Now, instead of adhering to LinkedIn's templated format, you can arrange the pieces of your profile (such as your summary, experience and recommendations) however you see fit. Here's how it works.

How to Monitor Who's Viewed My Profile

Located about halfway down your LinkedIn homepage on the right-hand side is a box-"Who's Viewed My Profile"-that gives you two statistics: how many times your profile has been viewed in the last seven days and how many times you have appeared in search results in the last seven days. Here's advice on how and why to keep an eye on who is checking out your LinkedIn profile.

How to Increase Your Presence With Network Updates

An underused-yet valuable-feature on LinkedIn is the "Network Updates" element. The Network Updates box, located on your homepage below your Inbox updates, is the area that you can use as your "professional billboard," using 140 characters or less. Want to stay top of mind with your LinkedIn connections? This tool, when used effectively, helps you do just that.

How to Get the Most From "Answers"

LinkedIn's Answers feature can help you showcase your expertise and connect you with people that hold similar interests, but use it with caution, experts say.

How to Use "Company Follow"

LinkedIn announces a new feature that lets you keep track of key developments at companies you like. Here's how to use it and how to manage your settings.

How to Find and Follow Your LinkedIn Connections on Twitter

A new LinkedIn feature bridges the gap between your LinkedIn connections and your Twitter followers. Here are step-by-step instructions for getting started.

How to Rank Higher in Search Results

If you're in the market for a new job, looking to gain exposure in your industry or searching for new clients, ranking high on LinkedIn search results is essential. These three simple tips will help keep you top of mind and at the top of search results.

LinkedIn Apps

LinkedIn Tip: Digitize Business Cards with CardMunch

LinkedIn is re-launching CardMunch, an iPhone app that scans business cards and turns them into contacts you can connect with on LinkedIn. Heres how it works, along with some new features.

10 Alternative Social Networks for Business Professionals

LinkedIn maybe No. 1 when it comes to professional social networking, but your quest to connect doesn't need to stop there. Here's a look at 10 social networks for professionals that offer a variety of features such as Facebook integration, career advice, resume critiques and more.

 

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