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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.
The search features of the LinkedIn has been significantly upgraded, providing cleaner and simpler interfaces from both the basic search box in the navigation bar and the advanced people search that we reach by clicking this link. The search bar has also been moved up on the navigation bar. And is now visible on every screen. Search terms entered into the search bar will now be run across all categories, including people, jobs, companies, groups and even skills without the need for selection of these from a drop-down.
For instance, if I enter the word lynda as my search term, I'll be offered options including companies, groups, but if I click on search I'll also be offered a list of people who have that name in their profile. The drop-down previews allow you to rapidly move to a specific result if it's featured, as well as broadening out the initial possibilities that you'll consider. If you've run the search, you can also refine it by selecting from the filters on the left-hand side of the screen, to show, people in your results, jobs, companies, groups, updates, messages in your inbox that include that search term or all results.
Which are typically listed according to your network, with those that are closest to your network shown at the top. You can also filter by relationship for particular people by their location, company, industry, and so on. Advanced searches can also be run by clicking on the link in the navigation bar or the search screen. There are two options in the advanced search, to search out for people or for jobs. Other categories are not currently available. When view connection results, there'll be a button and drop-down on the right-hand side of the screen to direct your message. View Connections, Share the profile, or Find References. If you click on the View Connections button, you'll be taken through to a list of all of the person's connections.
If there are people within this network that you're not already connected to, you'll also be offered the option to connect to them. And remember to always personalize connection requests. Depending on which level of account you have, you may also have the option to find references for the person. When you click on this link, it'll take you through to reference search results screen, which lists the jobs that they have on their profile and other people within your network who may potentially be able to give you a reference for that person.
These people may not be directly connected. But can act as referees providing you with further background on that particular person. This relies on you having a large enough network to include people who've worked in the same companies. A larger network will, therefore, offer more options for references. If we come down and look for some second level connections, we can also do a few additional things with these people. We can connect from the screen by clicking on the connect button. And once again, personalize the invitation.
We can save the profile, add it into profile organizer, which can now be accessed via contacts in Save section. You can get introduced through people you mutually know. We can in inbound message or once again share (UNKNOWN) references. Most of the focus on search is still on finding the right people to help you in your career or business. So the filters and the ability to sort and interact are much greater for this category of results than any other. The newer layout allows access to overview your connections' networks if they've left them open.
And this feature alone provides a great potential tool for building your network out from a few key initial people based on your contacts at specific focus companies, geographies, or industries. I found that building a network based on an initial trusted set of connections is faster and more powerful than adding connections without prior relationships. This, however, relies on building high quality network, rather than vast quantity of connections with whom you have no direct relationship.
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