LinkedIn is a business-oriented social network site. It is mainly used for professional networking. Find out key people in businesses, get introduced, get jobs, keep track of colleagues, and have your own “resume” online.
“Connection”– Invite someone to connect to you to be able to view each others profiles and networks.
“Invitation” – Invite someone to connect with you, either existing LinkedIn or new members.
“Network” – A group of users that can contact you through connections up to three degrees away.
“Groups” – A group of users sharing common interests.
“InMail” – Private messages to contact another member directly.
Want people to follow you?
Find people easily through the LinkedIn search. Send them invitations to connect to you. Look at their connections and send invitations to the people you know in common. Once connected, they can easily follow your updates and look at your profile.
Sign up for an account
Go to http://www.linkedin.com with your web browser.
Use your real information on LinkedIn. There are no aliases/pseudonyms. When you sign up, it will guide you through a series of steps to populate your profile. Customize your profile with your photo and professional/career information about you. After you are done with your profile, search out and invite people you know to connect to you.
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