Jason was kind enough to send me a pre-press digital copy of his book, I’m on LinkedIn – Now What???. Now I get to share some nuggets of wisdom with you!
Cutting to the chase, this is a must read book. Jason does a great job of breaking down LinkedIn and explaining how to get the most of it. He methodically explores this well-defined subject and provides great nuggets of insight.
I had a quite a few things that I wanted to share here, but I decided to narrow it down to three. First, Jason uses a stellar example when talking about school names. Hooray to UVA!
School names â€“ include the full name (University of Virginia) as well as the common abbreviation (UVA).
Next, I really like his tip about getting recommendations. Since I have none, I’ll definitely be implementing this method:
I’ve found that most people will reciprocate a recommendation, so one of the best ways to get a recommendation is to actually recommend your contacts.
Finally, he devotes an entire chapter (#14) to “shady practices.” I’m glad he didn’t just focus the book on positives, but also warned people about the shady sides of LinkedIn. I particularly like his point that putting your email in the name field is against the terms of service.
To reiterate, get a copy of Jason’s book. Wander over to the publisher and order yourself a copy of I’m on LinkedIn – Now What???.
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