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LinkedIn For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Joel Elad

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Chapter 1

Looking into LinkedIn

In This Chapter

arrow Getting to know your networking toolkit

arrow Understanding the different degrees of network connections

arrow Getting to know LinkedIn features

arrow Comparing degrees of service

arrow Navigating the LinkedIn menu system

When I hear the terms “social networking” and “business networking,” I always go back to one of my favorite phrases: “It's not what you know; it's who you know.” Now imagine a Web site where both concepts are true, where you can demonstrate what you know and see the power of who you know. That's just one way to describe LinkedIn, one of the top Web sites today where you can do professional networking and so much more. Social networking has gotten a lot of attention over the years, and the two sites that everyone talks about are Twitter and Facebook. Let me state right now, in the first paragraph of the first chapter, that LinkedIn is not one of those sites. You can find some elements of similarity, but LinkedIn isn't the place to tweet about ...

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