5 LinkedIn Tips You Didn’t Know (or did you?) – Fast Company

June 8th, 2011 | by Jason Alba |

Amber Mac wrote a short article on Fast Company with the five LinkedIn tips you didn’ t know (see list here).

The good news?  If you’ve been reading this blog, my LinkedIn book, or my LinkedIn DVD, you did know about them!  Here they are (see her article for her thoughts on each):

  1. Use “Signal” to discover relevant news and information. I kind of like Signal, but I think it just adds to the information overload issue most of us have. Having said that, I’ve found some cool information from Signal/News… so I won’t discount it.  But it’s not my go-to place for anything…
  2. Export your connections. You already know about this – I’ve been preaching it for years and years :)
  3. Create a resume. This is from a LinkedIn App, and could be useful, but if you write a Profile the way I like to see one, it will make for a poor resume.  Resumes and LI Profiles, imho, have different purposes, different audiences, and thus have different language.
  4. Start and use groups. Yes, definitely!  But you already knew this, right?
  5. Customize your URL. Definitely.  It is super easy, and valuable.  Check out a post from Walt Feigensen on customizing your URL here.  I talk about this in my DVD and book, of course, and think it’s low-hanging-fruit-must-do.

So there you go – five supposed secrets, but you already knew some :)

  1. One Response to “5 LinkedIn Tips You Didn’t Know (or did you?) – Fast Company”

  2. By Fred Dempster on Jun 8, 2011 | Reply

    Yep – these are the usual suspects – the LinkedIn blog just put out their 7. Yet, how quickly do we forget the simple things, so I’ll take the little nudge. I like LinkedIn Today for a quick spin daily, diversion, and some good stuff as well.

    #2 so important – Export for other uses, but also for that 1 in 2xxmillion chance your profile disappears.

    Thanks!

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