How To Use LinkedIn More Effectively

LinkedIn can be an incredibly useful network if you know how to use it well. Unlike other social websites,  it’s strictly business, so other “social network” rules don’t apply. This means you have to use a different approach when posting and utilizing LinkedIn.

While it’s obvious you don’t want to air any personal grievances on LinkedIn, there are also other professional guidelines you should abide by if you want to make the best impression and maximize your effectiveness. For starters, if you’re in the market for a new job, be sure to turn off your activity broadcasts, so your boss can’t see your every move.

Another aspect to be aware of is that LinkedIn will show a user if you view their profile unless you turn on the privacy features. So, if you’re digging around for info on your ex-boyfriend, he will probably be able to see that. Go here for instructions on adjusting your privacy settings to avoid any embarrassing mishaps.

As far as posting, keep your status and article shares about business-related topics. Posting memes or other entertainment type content is not what LinkedIn is about, so stick with the theme: strictly business.

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Tips For Using LinkedIn



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Mandy Ellis

Mandy Ellis is a certified nutritionist, journalist, traveler, and endless adventurer. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, AOL, Fox, and many others. When she’s not wanderlusting, she’s usually spending time with her French bull dog or hitting the yoga mat.

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