100+ Ways to Use LinkedIn

This resource is intended for people who…

…are new to it and wondering how to use LinkedIn for business and career development
…have used LinkedIn a while but feel like they haven’t really been getting the most out of it
…are trying to persuade their friends to join LinkedIn and want to show the value of it
…think there’s no real value in LinkedIn (we hope to convince you otherwise)

No matter how much I may know about using LinkedIn, millions of users (or some subset thereof) are collectively going to know a whole lot more about it than I do. In May 2007, I kicked off a group writing project called “Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn”. What follows are the results of that project, plus some writings of my own, plus various blog posts and a couple of articles that fit the intent of this collection. It is a dynamic, growing collection, so if you have anything you would like to add, please contact me and I’ll add it.

How to Use LinkedIn for Business Development / Marketing / Sales

How to Use LinkedIn for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

How to Use LinkedIn for Career Management / Personal Branding / Resumes

How to Use LinkedIn for Job Search

How to Use LinkedIn for Recruiting

How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Network

How to Use LinkedIn to Keep in Touch

How to Use LinkedIn for Meeting Face-to-Face

How to Use LinkedIn for Organizing and Extending Groups

Miscellaneous Ways to Use LinkedIn

Using LinkedIn for Specific Jobs / Industries

Lists of Ways to Use LinkedIn

I’d like to give special thanks to the prize donors and winners in the Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn group blogging project:

Prize Donors Prize Winners
Andy Sernovitz
Liz Ryan
Paulie Sabol
Scott Allen
Reinier Evers
Jason Alba
Rick Calvert
ACS Web Services
Des Walsh
Bill Vick
Shally Steckerl
Bill Austin
Biana Babinsky
Miki Saxon
Scott Abel
Dave Taylor
Tim Ferriss
Denise O’Berry
Jeremy Wright 
Eric Mariacher
CarlenLea
Scott Sehlhorst
Matthew Reinbold
Barbara Rozgonyi
Nathan Gilliatt
Kathie Thomas
Andrew Shaindlin
Brendon Connelly
Diane K. Danielson
Eric Eggertson
F. John Reinke
Jason Alba