5 LinkedIn Features You Aren’t Using
By Erika Stalder
Twitter, Facebook and Google+ may be making headlines constantly, but LinkedIn is quietly building a solid network too. And as I found out during my LinkedIn training, it’s so much more than a place to park resumes.
LinkedIn allows you to get the scoop on competing companies, search for location-specific trends in your line of work, and find out which of your contacts has changed positions or companies this week. What’s more, it’s integrated with Twitter feeds for one-stop searching and posting.
Because the site is more focused on business networking than the rest, you really don’t want to clutter your account and news feed with, ahem, snack updates. Here are five other ways you can optimize your LinkedIn networking:
1. Sync your tweets.
2. Get localized/location-based intel.
3. Keep tabs on who’s shifted positions.
4. Stalk a company.
5. Find out how much skill set demand has grown.
What’s your best LinkedIn tip? Share below or tweet @EveryDayConnect
Erika Stalder has written about technology for Gizmodo.com, Wired.com and Wired magazine. The author of five nonfiction books for teens, she also pens a teen advice column on ABCFamily.com.
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