Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating status updates, part of Up and Running with LinkedIn.
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- In addition to sharing and interacting with content that others create, you have the ability to share updates on LinkedIn as well. In this movie I'll show you how to craft and share your own status updates using LinkedIn. From the home page all you have to do is click either Share an update or Upload a photo. If I click on Share an update it opens up a box that looks something like this. And I'm able to type in all of the text that I want to enter into the status update, right here. LinkedIn, again, is a professional network. So everything you do here should be representative of your professional life. This isn't a place where you go to share things like Instagram photos of the food you ate last night or sharing things about where you're going this weekend, stuff like that.
This is all business related material. So for instance here I might type out something like "I'm excited to attend the local "AIGA meeting tonight. "I'll be presenting on best practices "for UX designers." Then I can choose who I want to share this with. Either everyone, just my connections or everyone+Twitter. If you want to hook up your Twitter account to your LinkedIn profile you certainly can do so.
But again I think the two are very different from each other and oftentimes the content you create on one might not be suitable for the other. So in this case I'm just going to choose share with everyone. If you'd like to add a photo to the post all you have to do is click the photo icon here. That's going to then open up this up where you can actually find a photo on your computer and then share it directly with your LinkedIn network. I don't have a photo to go with this status update so I'll just click Cancel. Once I'm ready to share I click the blue Share button right here. That's going to automatically share that to my timeline and it's gonna show up in my newsfeed right there.
You'll also notice that up at the top here I have the ability to delete that post from the newsfeed if I want to as well. Directly above that you'll also see these three little dots. These are ways that you sort your newsfeed. So you can see things like Top Updates, what LinkedIn says are the most important things that you need to see. Or you can just see Recent Updates. Which is basically just a chronological representation of what's going on in your LinkedIn network. You can see things like Pulse stories, updates from your network, jobs that LinkedIn thinks you might be interested in, and so forth.
Either way, getting content on LinkedIn and sorting through the content inside of your newsfeed, is relatively easy. Just remember to curate the content that you share so that it's targeted to your audience.
- What makes a LinkedIn profile stand out?
- Adding work experience and education to your profile
- Finding and adding contacts
- Sending messages
- Sharing status updates and content from the web
- Asking for, and providing, recommendations
- Interacting with companies
- Finding a job on LinkedIn
- Starting and growing a group
- Managing your account