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6 tips on getting the most out of LinkedIn

With over 300 million members globally, many modern professionals tend have a LinkedIn profile. But how can you make the most of it?

It may have its quirks and flaws – such as the slightly ludicrous over-formality in places and the huge quantities of email SPAM it generates, but it remains a useful tool for any professional. Continue reading 6 tips on getting the most out of LinkedIn

5 Tips for Creating, Promoting and Managing a LinkedIn Group

Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with LinkedIn, in that I mostly veer towards the latter.

Having said that, I always recommend academics and students create and complete a LinkedIn profile at the very least, and – if their industry or professional audience engage with the platform already, to contribute to or even create a LinkedIn group.

For University staff, often dependent on communicating a strong academic profile for various research projects, papers or even to help recruit students to their course, LinkedIn offers a clear point of contact for anyone Googling their name.

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Embed a LinkedIn Profile Badge on a Webpage

Here’s a useful little tool for linking an academic’s staff profile or course page to their profile on LinkedIn:

Member Profile Plugin Generator | LinkedIn Developer Network.

Academia.edu might be the professional social network of choice for many academics, but as it’s essentially a walled garden for researchers, it does little to help connect course leaders with potential applicants which – for all its many faults, LinkedIn does.

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