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  • It’s Time To Link Up With LinkedIn

    Before you dismiss the idea of using LinkedIn because you only know it as that “bland” social media site where people go when they’re looking for a job, realize that currently there are 90 million LinkedIn users worldwide.

    Upstart: Tech/E-Commerce

    Mention the phrase “social media” and most people automatically think of Facebook and Twitter. But if you have any dealings in the corporate world-whether you’re a CEO, salesperson, human resource manager, administrative assistant, or anything in between-you’ll want to take a closer look at LinkedIn. You will find it a useful tool to make your business relationships more meaningful…and more profitable.

    Before you dismiss the idea of using LinkedIn because you only know it as that “bland” social media site where people go when they’re looking for a job, realize that currently there are 90 million LinkedIn users worldwide. One new user joins every second of every day. And unlike social media sites like Facebook where many people use the site for entertainment, all LinkedIn users are business minded. That means the connections you develop on LinkedIn are more likely to positively impact you or your company in some way. Therefore, if you want better or more professional business relationships, LinkedIn is the place to be. Even if you have a business profile on Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn makes a perfect addition to your personal or business branding efforts.

    An Essential Business Resource
    The key to making LinkedIn work for you and your company is to use the site regularly. That means posting something, either an update or a question/answer, every seven days at a minimum. Why? Because the more you use any social media site, the higher your “Google Juice” will be-in other words, Google’s algorithm will notice your regularity and you’ll get a higher ranking with Google than you would otherwise. Additionally, the more you interact and post on LinkedIn, the more prominent you’ll become within your network-your name recognition will grow.

    Fortunately, staying active in LinkedIn and a regular user is simple when you understand how LinkedIn can benefit you professionally. Use the following ideas and suggestions to make the most of your LinkedIn account.

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    http://www.nmoa.org/news/tips/itstimetolinkupwithlinkedin.asp

    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals

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