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Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn

Posted by benasmith on September 1, 2008

I’ve heard a number of people comment that they have a profile on LinkedIn, but don’t do anything with it, or that there’s nothing you can really do with it.

Personally I’m a huge advocate of LinkedIn. I use it to network, keep in touch with existing contacts, get introductions to new contacts, research companies or specific individuals. Ive also made good use of the questions feature and have learned valuable new information through the answers posted. I’m looking forward to seeing how the new group discussion features develop.

The following article, Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn, is a great introduction and includes some valuable tips on leveraging the power of the LinkedIn network:


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