Creating a LinkedIn Account Enter your first and last name, email and password, choose “Join Now”
Creating a LinkedIn Account LinkedIn will prompt you for your zip code, company name and title. Click “Create my Profile.”
Creating a LinkedIn Account Next LinkedIn will ask you to set up your contacts. You can find your contacts now, or choose “skip this step” and find your contacts later (details on how to find contacts to follow).
Creating a LinkedIn Account LinkedIn will then ask to confirm your email address.
Creating a LinkedIn Account Next, LinkedIn will ask you to choose your plan level. The Basic Plan is free. Choose Basic to begin. LinkedIn will take you to your LinkedIn homepage. Choose Basic Plan
Build Your Profile Importing your résumé can help you build your LinkedIn Profile. Click “Profile” at the top of your home page. This will take you to “Edit My Profile” page. Click "Import your resume" on the right side of the screen to locate the résumé document on your computer. Click the "Upload Resume" button. Import resume here Profile Upload Resume
Build Your Profile Review and edit extracted information. Click "Save Changes" to complete the process or "Go back to Edit My Profile" to cancel the import process and return to your Profile. If you don’t import a resume make sure to “Edit My Profile” and at the very least include your Basic Information (name, title, industry), Experience (career history – company, title, dates), and Education (schools, degrees). Remember, your Profile is a summary of your professional experience, interests and capabilities. Save profile or continue editing
Build Your Profile Review your Profile settings (top, right corner of the screen your full name appears – using the dropdown menu choose “settings” and review how your profile is viewed by others). Particularly review your activity feed and allow others in your network to view your feed. You may also change email notifications settings in the area. Settings found using the dropdown under your name Setting Options
To make connections you must “invite” your contacts to connect with you. You may use the "Build Your Network" feature on your homepage to help you build your network of connections. This feature helps you identify and send invitations to colleagues as well as contacts from your address books that may already be using LinkedIn. From your homepage you may enter your personal email address and allow LinkedIn to search your email contacts to see who you may already know on LinkedIn. After allowing LinkedIn to search your contacts check or uncheck contact you would like to send an invitation to. Here
Make Connections Outlook: LinkedIn provides the option to sync your LinkedIn profile with your Outlook contacts. After you choose “Add Connections” there is a small area on the bottom of the blue box that asks, “Do you use Outlook, Apple Mail or another email application?” Just below there is an option to “Import your desktop email contacts” by clicking on the hyperlink. Choose the “Import from Outlook” button. Follow the steps to invite your Outlook contacts to connect in LinkedIn. Outlook Option Contacts Page Add connections
You can also invite people to connect from the following areas: On a member's profile - Click the yellow box “Add [name] to your network” found on the right side of their profile. In Search results – Hover over the member’s profile and click the “Add to network” link to the right of the person's name. Make Connections Search
Make Connections Use the search bar in the upper right corner to find Navigant. Navigant should appear in a dropdown menu that you can choose from. Follow & Share! Explore Navigant Tabs Read, Like and Comment on tweets
Update Use the LinkedIn “updates” feature to promote Navigant’s collateral (book, webinar, White Papers, news, expert commentary), share news or personal insights. From the LinkedIn homepage you are able to share an update. The text box at the top of the screen allows you to provide a short snippet or teaser about the content. Furthermore, you can provide a link back to Navigant’s site or to the respective content by choosing ‘Add a Link’. Enter “update” here Attach a link here Share here
Join Groups Groups are a forum to participate in relevant conversations and demonstrate your knowledge. To find a group you want to join: Go to the Groups menu at the top of your home page and select Groups Directory. Browse the Featured Groups on the page. Search for a group using the Search Groups feature on the left. Go to the Groups menu at the top of your home page and select “Groups You May Like”. Browse through the list of suggested groups. To join a group: Click Join Group on the group page or the Groups You May Like tab. OR Respond to an invitation from a group member or manager. *Note: Group managers may review your request to join or ask you for additional information to make sure you meet their membership criteria. Membership approval is solely up to the group manager.
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