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How would you make a “LinkedIn For Dummies”?

September 26, 2007

The Dummies team is working on a LinkedIn book.  At first, the response around the table was that LinkedIn is pretty easy and most people would not need a book to set up a LinkedIn account.  As the discussion evolved, people who have used LinkedIn for profile building, job hunting, and social networking started piping up with things they wanted to see covered.  I ended up calling the acquisitions editor after the meeting with a whole list of things I want to be able to do on LinkedIn but cannot figure out how to make them happen. 

 So I turn it over to others – what would YOU want to see in a LinkedIn For Dummies book?  What are you trying to do that you cannot figure out how to do, or what are you doing that you want to try and do better.  Use this opportunity to help shape a new book!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2007 6:35 pm

    Hi, Ellen,
    Rather than a strictly step-by-step, click here and then do this book, have a look at the human software element. That is, give the reader some cresative (and practical) ways to put tis tool to work.
    –Mike
    http://mikebanks.blogspot.com

  2. November 27, 2007 1:54 am

    As the author of the aforementioned book, I’m sure, Mike, that you’ll be happy to hear that’s exactly the approach I’m taking. Expect it to be only about 20% on the mechanics of using it and 80% on things like:
    – How to write a good recommendation
    – How to add value when forwarding an introduction
    – Making an introduction request that will get accepted
    – Building your profile for both searches and readers

    I’d love to hear more input from people — stop by my blog, Linked Intelligence… I’m easily reached there.

  3. Julie permalink
    November 29, 2007 3:11 am

    I need help with Linkedin. Several collegues invited me to sign on. I am confused.

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