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  • LinkedIn Quick Tip: Should You Upgrade to a Paid Account?

    Social networking service LinkedIn is free, but if you choose to upgrade to a paid account, you have access to additional features. What are the four top advantages in updating your account?

    Written by Kristin Burnham03 Feb. 10 06:33
  • LinkedIn Tip: Monitoring Who's Viewed My Profile

    What "Who's Viewed My Profile" Is: Located about halfway down your LinkedIn homepage on the right-hand side is a box-"Who's Viewed My Profile"-that gives you two statistics: how many times your profile has been viewed in the last seven days and how many times you have appeared in search results in the last seven days.

    Written by Kristin Burnham27 Jan. 10 06:03
  • 5 Ways to Get More from LinkedIn in 2010

    As the economy plummeted in 2009, LinkedIn's popularity skyrocketed. LinkedIn grew to more than 53 million members and announced partnerships with IBM, Microsoft and Twitter. If you're on the hunt for a new job-or just looking to ramp up your activity and connections-start the new year off right with these five tips to help you get more from the business networking service.

    Written by Kristin Burnham14 Dec. 09 05:23
  • Twitter, LinkedIn Get Together: How to Get Started

    LinkedIn and Twitter announced a partnership on Monday that will allow you to tweet your LinkedIn status or stream your tweets to your LinkedIn profile. Twitter cofounder Biz Stone called called this "bringing the peanut butter and the chocolate together to make the perfect combination."

    Written by Kristin Burnham11 Nov. 09 09:24
  • LinkedIn Primer: everything you need to know about the social network for professionals

    Our LinkedIn guide delivers expert advice on how to build a strong profile, practice good etiquette, manage connections and recommendations, and stand out to recruiters and employers with the social networking service. You'll also find analysis on how to take your LinkedIn use to the next level with company profiles, free applications, and more.

    Written by C.G. Lynch18 June 09 13:05
  • LinkedIn vs. Facebook: Is the "Boring" Underdog Poised to Beat Its Flashy Competitor?

    During the past two years, Facebook became the darling of Silicon Valley, watching its user base grow exponentially as its founder bombastically turned down billion dollar acquisition offers. But as the sobering realities of a tightening economy set in, it turns out LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, might be on track to build a more stable and immediately profitable business model that, unlike Facebook, doesn't rely solely on advertising and never-ending injections of venture capital.

    Written by C.G. Lynch18 June 09 13:00
  • LinkedIn's Most Unusual Members: Meet The Super-Connected

    Steven Burda, 27, says he can guess what you'll think about him at first. The former Soviet Union resident who now lives in a Philadelphia suburb has more than 34,000 immediate contacts (known as "connections") on LinkedIn, the online social network for professionals. "The perception is that someone like me must have too much time on my hands," he says. "I've heard that a few times." In fact, Burda is rated number four among the most-connected LinkedIn members — and belongs to a controversial group of LinkedIn users called open networkers. But dismissing him as an Internet eccentric would be wrong.

    Written by C.G. Lynch17 June 09 16:41
  • LinkedIn's New Free Apps: Review, Part Two

    In part one of our review of the LinkedIn applications platform, we looked at presentation, file sharing and travel applications that helped you collaborate with your fellow connections on the professional social network.

    Written by C.G. Lynch17 June 09 16:33
  • LinkedIn's New Free Apps: Review, Part One

    The late October launch of LinkedIn's application platform ushered in new capabilities for the social network aimed at professionals. LinkedIn decided to start small, adding a list of nine free applications aimed at boosting your productivity and sharing Web content.

    Written by C.G. Lynch17 June 09 16:27
  • New LinkedIn Apps: All Work, No Play

    The launch of LinkedIn's applications platform on Tuesday indicates that the business-focused social networking site plans to proceed carefully with rolling out new technologies to its professional user base, avoiding the laissez-faire approach espoused by consumer competitors such as Facebook and MySpace.

    Written by C.G. Lynch17 June 09 14:03
  • LinkedIn Recommendations: Five Ways to Make The Most of Them

    Within your LinkedIn profile, recommendations, which you must seek out and approve from contacts of your choosing, give employers a fuller view of you as a direct report, boss, colleague, or client. They make your LinkedIn profile more dynamic and personal than the fairly static information (where you worked, what you did) that appears in your general resume.

    Written by C.G. Lynch17 June 09 13:45
  • How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile: Stand Out to Employers, Recruiters

    As the economy falls deeper into recession, many people have turned to LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, to job hunt and connect with contacts who might help them land a new gig. But career experts say your LinkedIn job-hunting efforts will all be for naught if you don't build your profile page properly and ensure that it is search-friendly for potential employers and recruiters.

    Written by C.G. Lynch17 June 09 13:35
  • LinkedIn Etiquette: Five Dos and Don'ts

    Building a strong profile on LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has taken on greater importance as the economy slips deeper into a recession. What information you decide to include, or exclude, could affect future job opportunities as well as your overall identity on the public internet.

    Written by C.G. Lynch17 June 09 13:15
  • Social Network Etiquette: Introducing Yourself

    One of the most fundamental rules of social networking etiquette: You must carefully consider who you "friend" or "connect" with on services like Facebook and LinkedIn. According to career experts, the people with whom you associate, in many ways, reflect upon you.

    Written by C.G. Lynch21 May 09 23:59
  • LinkedIn Profiles: Avoid the 6 Most Common Mistakes

    In the midst of the recession, many job seekers have spent more time on LinkedIn to connect with colleagues, customers and partners in an effort to land a new gig. Unfortunately, many people commit common errors in their LinkedIn profiles that cost them new opportunities, says Jason Alba, CEO of JibberJobber, a company that provides web-based tools for managing your job search.

    Written by C.G. Lynch14 May 09 10:46