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LinkedIn For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Joel Elad

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Chapter 18

Miscellaneous Creative Uses of LinkedIn

In This Chapter

arrow Using other types of services with LinkedIn

arrow Creating a focus group to gain knowledge and expand your opportunities

arrow Using LinkedIn to smooth the way when relocating

arrow Finding ways to meet LinkedIn members in person

arrow Discovering the newest uses of LinkedIn

When you think of a business networking site such as LinkedIn, the most obvious applications spring to mind pretty quickly: finding a job, finding an employee, meeting new people, building a new business, getting funding and partners for that new business, and so on. But LinkedIn has acquired even more uses than the obvious ones. The power of the Internet and tens of millions of LinkedIn members have encouraged people to use this large community to accomplish other goals, both close to home and around the world.

In this chapter, I give you a look at some of the “creative” uses that people have found for LinkedIn. Some people use LinkedIn in combination with other services, ...

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