I’m an avid and daily user of LinkedIn and I’m always seeking to learn more about how to use it effectively for building relationships, networking, job search, recruiting, personal branding and business development. I also enjoy sharing what I’ve learned with others and regularly speak to groups, associations and corporate clients about how to use LinkedIn. At those events, I typically provide attendees a LinkedIn Resource sheet to take home. I’m in the process of updating my Resources sheet for 2009, and I thought I’d share the links that were provided over the past year with you. So here you go:
Why You Should Use LinkedIn:
- Lindsey Pollak – Why You Should Use LinkedIn (if you aren’t already)
Creating Your LinkedIn Profile:
- Chris Brogan – Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You
- Guy Kawasaki – LinkedIn Profile Extreme Makeover
- About.com: Job Searching - Use Your LinkedIn Profile As a Resume
Building/Re-Enforcing Your Personal & On-Line Brand Using LinkedIn:
- Shoestring Branding – Personal Branding Tips for LinkedIn
- cnet news - LinkedIn: Your SEO Card File
- SEO Search Optimization - Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile (for SEO)
Ways to Use LinkedIn:
- Linked Intelligence – 100+ Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn
- Web Worker Daily – 20 Ways to Use LinkedIn Productively
- Guy Kawasaki – 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn
- TechCareers – 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Boost Your Career
- LinkedIn Blog – Lifehack’ing LinkedIn: 5 Tips
- digital inspiration – LinkedIn Tips & Tweaks: Do More With Your LinkedIn Account
- LinkedIn Frequently Asked Questions
Using LinkedIn For Job Search:
- JobMob – Gigantic Tips Guide for Finding Jobs With LinkedIn
- About.com: Job Searching - LinkedIn Job Search
- Ask Dave Taylor – How Do I Use LinkedIn to Find a Job?
- Linked Intelligence – What Are Best Practices for a LinkedIn Job Search?
- Intuitive Systems – How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
- Linked Intelligence – Following Up on Inside Connections at Potential Employers
How Do Recruiters Use LinkedIn?
- Adler Concepts – 10 Great Tips for Using LinkedIn to Find the Best Passive Candidates on the Planet
- Dennis Smith of WirelessJobs.com – Are You Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search?
- The LinkedIn Blog
- Jason Alba’s I’m On LinkedIn – Now What??? Blog
- Jason Alba’s I’m On LinkedIn – Now What??? Book or eBook
I hope you find some of these resources to be helpful, and once I’ve update my list for 2009, I’ll share those links with you too. Feel free to add any resources you would suggest that I include in the Comments section below. The list can only be better with your help!