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Up and Running with LinkedIn

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Up and Running with LinkedIn

with Richard Colback

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This Series of Training Videos was created using the real profiles of people working at lynda.com and a new profile established from the start. This allowed us to demonstrate all the key stages in the completion of a personal profile and in development of a business network of contacts. The two profiles we will use are a new profile for Roger Bloggs created from the first screen you would see if you have never had a profile before. The second profile is Kirk Werner's, which is more established and allows us to demonstrate the reporting, group, and update features that you will use once your profile has been established for a short while.
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  1. 16m 8s
    1. Welcome
      50s
    2. How we recorded this course
      2m 26s
    3. Overview of the updated interface
      26s
    4. Exploring the new home screen and navigation bar
      4m 9s
    5. Exploring the new contacts page
      4m 19s
    6. Using the new search dialog
      3m 58s
  2. 7m 19s
    1. Understanding LinkedIn
      2m 56s
    2. Considering account levels
      1m 44s
    3. Signing up with LinkedIn
      2m 39s
  3. 14m 42s
    1. Exploring the homepage
      2m 29s
    2. Profile: The Highlights and Summary sections
      2m 28s
    3. Profile: Reviewing work experience and education
      2m 30s
    4. Profile: Additional profile information
      1m 16s
    5. Understanding connections
      1m 42s
    6. Understanding groups
      1m 47s
    7. Looking at jobs and companies
      2m 30s
  4. 18m 9s
    1. Building your profile, starting with the highlights
      5m 3s
    2. The Personal Summary section
      1m 26s
    3. Adding your work experience and education
      2m 41s
    4. Joining groups
      2m 45s
    5. Understanding the difference between a public and private profile
      1m 39s
    6. Exploring the Skills and Expertise section
      2m 52s
    7. The Professional Gallery
      1m 43s
  5. 32m 5s
    1. Understanding why connecting is powerful
      4m 18s
    2. Selecting an appropriate networking approach: Open vs. closed
      3m 6s
    3. Reviewing connection settings
      4m 37s
    4. Accepting and sending invitations and messages
      3m 54s
    5. Connecting with people you might know
      1m 24s
    6. Recommending
      4m 1s
    7. Exploring endorsements
      3m 52s
    8. Connecting via groups
      2m 42s
    9. Looking at network statistics
      2m 27s
    10. Alumni groups
      1m 44s
  6. 8m 32s
    1. Finding appropriate groups
      2m 53s
    2. Joining groups and setting options
      3m 18s
    3. Following group etiquette
      2m 21s
  7. 14m 51s
    1. Deciding to start a group
      2m 1s
    2. Comparing public and private groups
      2m 18s
    3. Setting options for your group
      4m 13s
    4. Building your group membership
      2m 34s
    5. Managing your group
      3m 45s
  8. 23m 20s
    1. What to do when looking for jobs on LinkedIn
      2m 13s
    2. The Linkedin Jobs section
      4m 3s
    3. Finding job listings in groups
      2m 29s
    4. Following companies and getting job alerts
      3m 21s
    5. Using keywords in your profile for career development
      3m 43s
    6. Monitoring your network stats to know where to make adjustments
      2m 30s
    7. Using buttons, service provider listings, and paid options
      2m 4s
    8. Alumni groups and veterans listings
      2m 57s
  9. 3m 2s
    1. Engaging through group discussions and news
      3m 2s
  10. 9m 51s
    1. Completing your profile
      3m 30s
    2. Editing your profile to stay relevant
      2m 38s
    3. Managing your settings
      3m 43s
  11. 5m 33s
    1. Android
      3m 12s
    2. iPad
      2m 21s
  12. 1m 12s
    1. Next steps
      1m 12s

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Up and Running with LinkedIn
2h 34m Beginner Jan 30, 2013 Updated Jul 25, 2013

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Join author Richard Colback as he shows you how to get started with the world's largest professional networking site, LinkedIn. The course demonstrates how to build a profile that will get the attention of employers, recruiters, fellow professionals, and potential clients. Richard walks you through creating an account, adding pertinent information such as skills and work experience, making connections and joining groups, accessing LinkedIn from apps, and monitoring your stats to continuously build a better profile. Along the way, learn to grow your personal brand and become a more visible community member by participating in group discussions, asking and answering questions, and engaging in other ways that add to your profile's integrity.

Topics include:
  • Signing up
  • Adding work experience and education to your profile
  • Accepting and sending invitations and messages
  • Finding and joining groups
  • Starting your own group
  • Following companies and getting job alerts
  • Using keywords in your profile for career development
  • Managing LinkedIn settings
Subjects:
Business Online Marketing Social Networks Career Development Social Media Marketing SEO
Software:
LinkedIn
Author:
Richard Colback

How we recorded this course

This Series of Training Videos was created using the real profiles of people working at lynda.com and a new profile established from the start. This allowed us to demonstrate all the key stages in the completion of a personal profile and in development of a business network of contacts. The two profiles we will use are a new profile for Roger Bloggs created from the first screen you would see if you have never had a profile before. The second profile is Kirk Werner's, which is more established and allows us to demonstrate the reporting, group, and update features that you will use once your profile has been established for a short while.

In this more established profile you'll see additional information, such as who's been looking at the profile and updates from a network of connections. The LinkedIn platform continues to change over time and as updates on the platform occur to enable new features to be brought out by LinkedIn and older ones retired. We will update this course occasionally to insure that we're showing you the best of the site. You may notice that even in the short time span it takes to record this course, News, Connections and Background Information around the outside of our focus area is constantly changing to provide real-time updates and relevance to the users.

Our course will focus on the parts of the site that you will create and that are under your control. We have also demonstrated the basic account features on Roger's profile and some of the features on Kirk's profile, which is a paid account shown as a Business Account next to the Account Type. This allowed us to demonstrate a few features that are more advanced and may be of use to you as you progress further or at the times you may need to use these advanced features, such as when you are seeking a job. We have also blurred out sections of the screen to protect the privacy of people or removed bands that were not essential to our message.

LinkedIn is a platform that rewards you for sharing information by making your profile more visible and it is this information that makes LinkedIn a powerful platform. But we also wanted to respect people's privacy, and so have blurred out information where necessary to ensure this. If you have any questions regarding LinkedIn's current privacy policy as it relates to your profile, please click on the link at the bottom of the screen once you are logged in to you profile and review this latest policy. We hope you enjoy and benefit from the series of videos on LinkedIn, created to provide valuable and actionable insights for our viewers.

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Q: This course was updated on 07/25/2013. What changed?
A: We added four new movies explaining recent changes to the interface of LinkedIn, covering the updated home screen, navigation bar, contacts page, and search dialogue. No functionality has changed, and the instructions in the course remain applicable to the new interface.
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