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Windows 8 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Chapter 4: Getting Started with LinkedIn

In This Chapter

arrow.png Getting signed up for LinkedIn

arrow.png Hooking LinkedIn into Windows

arrow.png 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 www.linkedin.com.

You see a sign-up page like the one in Figure ...

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