Chapter 4: Getting Started with LinkedIn
In This Chapter
Getting signed up for LinkedIn
Hooking LinkedIn into Windows
Using LinkedIn for fun and profit
In some ways, LinkedIn resembles Facebook — keeping up with people and expanding connections are grist for the mill. But in other ways, LinkedIn is completely different — LinkedIn is focused on business relationships, which LinkedIn calls connections.
You can use your LinkedIn connections to showcase products, look for a job, advertise a job, scout new business opportunities, find temporary help, keep up to date on companies that interest you — for any reason — or just replace your old Rolodex (does anybody still use a Rolodex?) or that tattered box of business cards on your desk.
With more than 150 million subscribers — half of whom are in the U.S. — LinkedIn has more than reached critical mass. Many business people consider it a key part of their existence.
And now, LinkedIn — at least part of it — is coming to Windows 8.
Signing Up for LinkedIn
Don’t have a LinkedIn account? Got a few minutes?
Here’s how to get started:
1. Fire up your favorite browser and go to
You see a sign-up page like the one in Figure ...