Friday, May 14, 2010

LinkedIn at the Library

Social networking sites are trendy and many of them may not last. LinkedIn , however, has proven its worth and is likely to continue. LinkedIn is a handy tool for job-seekers, recruiters, and entrepreneurs looking to make fruitful business connections. You can be invited to join the site by a friend or colleague, or you can join up yourself in just a few minutes. To get started you will need to write a profile that shares your work experience,educational background and other professional credentials. Your profile is like an online calling card - once you fill it in you can link to it from your company website or put the link on your business card, then colleagues and clients can easily review your credentials and develop a level of trust in your abilities. There are industry and business groups you can join and then get names of potential contacts within the organization.

Faulk Central Library is now offering a Social Networking (Web 2.0) class that inlcludes LinkedIn. The class is offered every fourth Monday 4:30 - 6 pm. The next class is May 24. There is no need to register - just show up for the class. (See the Library's complete computer class schedule)

Books at APL :
Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 minutes
650.1302854 Ru 2010

How to Succeed in Business Using LinkedIn: Making Connections and Capturing Opportunities on the Web's #1 Business Networking Site
025.0665 BU 2009

I'm on LinkedIn, Now What???: a Guide to Getting the Most out of LinkedIn
658.311 AL 2009

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi There, Thank you for posting this. I need to learn more about social networking and branding. I will be at your next class.