I regularly hear job seekers say they don’t know how to get started with LinkedIn. It breaks my heart. There are thousands of resources online to answer questions about this. Read on for some of the excellent resources I recently shared.
By the way, LinkedIn is more than an online resume. It is more than a job board. It is a tool which allows you to build brand and connect with people! Got it?!
Jason Alba’s Got You Covered!
By far, the guru on LinkedIn, from the job seeker perspective is Jason Alba. His most recent DVD answers all the questions most people new to LinkedIn have. He also does a great job of critiquing LinkedIn profiles which explains what Jason thinks works and doesn’t work. If you are interested in ordering one, I highly recommend it! Here’s the link
You will also find loads of valuable information on his book’s site, I’m On LinkedIn…Now What! (Also a wonderful guide!)
Profiles can be boring. Learn how to spiff your’s up by reading Jason’s post Turbocharge Your LinkedIn Profile AND view the presentation by Chip Hartman within!
Help from LinkedIn Themselves
Did you know LinkedIn has online tutorials, videos, help and webinars? Really, they do! All free! Find answers to your LinkedIn questions in their Help Center (new in 2013)
You can also visit the Official LinkedIn Channel on YouTube
How To Write a More Meaningful Profile
Chris Brogan shares his vision of what LinkedIn should be and provides some interesting thoughts in his post: Write Your LinkedIn Profile for Your Future
If you are looking for more resources, you can also check out my Resources page.
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Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.