While LinkedIn might not be as dramatic as Twitter or as ubiquitous as Facebook, FastCompany’s Amber Mac is right–the social network for business has a devoted and active following. Here are her suggestions for which of its features you should try:
1. Use “Signal” to discover relevant news and information. With this tool you can both monitor updates within your network and also see what people in your extended circle (2nd and 3rd connections) are saying.
2. Export your connections. Just go to “My Connections” and at the bottom of the page and click “Export Connections.” Voilà! All that important contact information can now be plugged into your email address book.
3. Create a resume. LinkedIn’s “Resume Builder” automates the painful resume-creation process with nice-looking templates.
4. Start and use groups. It’s a great way to join relevant conversations that pertain to your specialties. If you don’t know what group to join, click on “Groups You May Like.”
5. Customize your URL. Visit the “Edit Profile” tab and click “Public Profile” on the bottom left. Now look for “Your current URL” on the far right.
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