LinkedIn is one of the most important networking resources out there. It can help your efforts when it comes to job searching, sales prospects, or simple networking. But before you jump in, it’s important to understand the uwritten rules of LinkedIn.
If you’re new to this particular social network, you might be excited about the possibilities and start reaching out to people you’ve never met. Not everyone is receptive to this. Your best bet is to focus on people you’ve already met, or the connections of people you’ve met. You should also know that your profile is the first thing any new connection is going to look at, and if you haven’t met that person it will form their first impression of you. Building a great profile with a good headshot, detailed (but not too detailed) information, and personal recommendations from others will help make a great first impression. Let others know what your personal brand is right away. Follow these tips, and you’ll master the art of networking on LinkedIn in no time!
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