Let’s cover LinkedIn Basics today as part of our social networking basics week. This is the third out of the four major social networks that we will be covering this week. Earlier this week we covered Facebook Basics & Twitter Basics and tomorrow will be Google+ Basics. Back to LinkedIn basics.

LinkedIn Basics Video Tutorial

LinkedIn Basics Action Steps

  1. Make sure that your profile is 100% complete. When everything is finished you have a better chance of having invitations accepted and people wanting to connect with you. The picture is crucial, because without it people believe you are not serious about LinkedIn.
  2. Be active on a number of different groups. You are maxed at 50 groups, so play around with the groups that you like best. Then choose 3 or 4 active groups that you can “work the room” with so to speak.
  3. Do your best to reach out to either 5 new or current connections everyday. I know this gets to be a challenge even for me. However, it is definitely rewarding in the long term.

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This concludes LinkedIn Basics.