Thursday, June 11, 2009

Is LinkedIn Worth Your Time?

You know people who've used it to grow their businesses – people who swear by it like your teenagers on Facebook do. You’ve posted your picture and filled in your profile, and then it just became a virtual address book. Consequently you stopped spending any time or energy on it other than intermittently accepting contacts that found you.

So, here are some strategies for effectively modifying your profile to get results:

~Bnet.com provides a step-by-step guide to setting up your account effectively – from defining yourself, to whom to connect with, to how not to be friends.

~Improve your Google PageRank and make your name pop on popular search engines with these great suggestions from Guy Kawasaki.

Here are eight things you can do to get work using LinkedIn from Freelance Switch. If you are in the market for a job, Freelance Switch is one of the top 10 most effective websites for job searchers.

Don’t know what LinkedIn is? Basically, it is a social network focused on your professional life rather than your social life like such sites as Facebook and MySpace. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 40 million members and still growing. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange information, ideas, and opportunities with a wider network of professionals.

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