Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video LinkedIn tools you can use, part of Growing Your Small Business with LinkedIn.
- [Instructor] Now let's take a look at some LinkedIn tools that can save you time and make your networking efforts more effective. First we have the LinkedIn mobile app. We mentioned this earlier, but again, the LinkedIn app contains many of the features and functions of the desktop browser platform, so it's like having LinkedIn in your pocket. You're able to connect, send messages, and publish updates on the go the same way you do on a desktop. You'll also receive real-time notifications when someone messages you or connects with you. The LinkedIn app is a great mobile friendly tool for busy professionals who need to stay connected to their network when they're on the go.
Now within the app, there's a find nearby feature which uses Bluetooth technology to find other LinkedIn members who are in close proximity to you. This tool is useful when you're attending conferences or industry events, and you wanna view the profiles and connect with people you've met, spoken with, or whose presentation you listened to. You can activate find nearby from the my network tab in the LinkedIn app, and encourage those around you to do the same. The people around you will then start showing up on your screen, and you'll be able to connect with each other on LinkedIn with a single tap.
This is a great feature for breaking the ice at events, making connections, and growing your network. Next we have the address book import feature. This tool helps you to expand your network by searching your preferred email address to discover contacts who are on LinkedIn so you can invite them to connect. To use this feature, open the LinkedIn app, look for the add contacts button just below the search bar, and then simply follow the instructions. This is an easy way to add connects quickly.
- Optimizing your LinkedIn profile
- Building your brand
- Creating a strong network
- Networking like a pro
- Turning leads into clients