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LinkedIn Pro Tip #247

LinkedInUsing LinkedIn for your career networking can be a fantastic way to get a head start in the job market. There’s lots of little hints and tips pro users employ to get the best of the ‘professional network’ but with LinkedIn showing you updates from your contacts, Pulse delivering must-read insights from influencers, and your group notifications pinging away, you can still miss the best tips. Here’s one that you might find useful…

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LinkedIn has a great little tool for tracking your interactions with your connections. If you haven’t used it yet, this tour notification may pop up for you, if not click on ‘relationship’ underneath your connection’s picture.

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Here you get the option to save a note about your connection; how you met (for example at a networking event), what you talked about, offers of help you have made or received, reminders of meetings or birthdays. You can save who introduced you and even set up your own tagging system to organise your contacts.

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If you connect your email, contacts list or calendar with your LinkedIn account, you can easily keep track of conversations from LinkedIn. Then you won’t forget what you were discussing the last time you talked.

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LinkedIn does give you the option to connect various different email accounts and services and, whilst this is undoubtedly useful, some users are against sharing this information. But if you are just starting out with your professional online image, you could take this opportunity to set up a new email account (with a professional looking address – no ‘fluffybunny89’ accounts please), and use this to connect with your profile. Then you have an email address you can use to build up your networking contacts, connections to companies and groups, whilst being separate from your social activities.

 

Find out more about professional networking using LinkedIn

 
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Jerome Price is the Online and Digital Content Manager in the Careers and Placements Service at the University of Hertfordshire.

  1. 29/07/2014 at 10:39

    Great post! LinkedIn can easily help fuel your career. One of our writers over at the Career Camel blog explains how: http://ow.ly/zH8ql

    • japrice
      29/07/2014 at 11:07

      Thank you!

  1. 20/06/2014 at 17:12

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