At the time of writing LinkedIn has more than two million members in Australia. Worldwide, LinkedIn is signing up a new member every 2 seconds. That is HUGE!
As a professional online networking tool LinkedIn can help you to manage your identity online, develop business relationships, join groups and share insights or ask questions to solve business problems. Importantly, LinkedIn helps you to own your identity online and take control of the brand that is ‘you’.
Make LinkedIn really work for you:
- Ensure your profile is 100% complete
- Build your network (50 connections is a good start)
- Read the update stream
- Update your status (become a thought leader and help others learn)
- Use Inmail to “soft contact” people in your extended network
- Use the mobile app
- Give recommendations
- Join groups and contribute
- Create a company profile
Do you feel like you need to join LinkedIn yet?