by Jason Alba
the blog behind the book: www.ImOnLinkedInNowWhat.com
Now Available - LinkedIn for Job Seeker DVD
"I'm on LinkedIn--Now What??? (Third Edition)" is regularly referred to as "the bible on LinkedIn" because it was one of the first LinkedIn books in print. At the present time, it is the only LinkedIn book in the third edition. This LinkedIn book is designed to help you get the most out of LinkedIn, which has become the most popular business networking site. It is one of "the big three" in the social networking space, along with Facebook and Twitter.
This new edition focuses on strategies and tactics to help you understand what LinkedIn is and how it fits into your online marketing strategy (whether it is a personal marketing strategy or a business/corporate marketing strategy). The tactics are practical, realistic and respectful of your busy schedule.
This LinkedIn book is a favorite resource of career coaches, marketing directors, social marketing consultants and others who regularly use LinkedIn to reach customers, find important contacts and communicate with them, increase their brand recognition, and help others learn more about them. The strategies and tactics are explained with clear instructions that should last through new changes in LinkedIn, since they are principle-based.
Use LinkedIn to find and develop relationships which can help in your business and personal life. If you are wondering how to use LinkedIn, or if you are not getting as much value as you can out of LinkedIn, this is your resource. Complement this LinkedIn book with the regular blog posts at ImOnLinkedInNowWhat.com to keep up with new changes and ideas.
If you are a professional interested in advancing your career, increasing your business or expanding your opportunities through relationships, this book is for you. It helps you understand and develop an effective online social networking strategy with LinkedIn.
After reading this book, you will walk away with:
- An understanding of LinkedIn and why you should use it;
- A set of best practices and tips to get started and to expand your use of LinkedIn and
- An understanding of how LinkedIn fits into your networking and career strategy.
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Comments from this and previous versions for "I'm
on LinkedIn -- Now What??? (3rd Edition)".
"I was ready
to abandon my LinkedIn account before I read Jason Albas concise and remarkably
useful guide. Jason writes with remarkable clarity, provides one useful tip after
another about how to use it most effectively, and unlike so many users guides
that offer breathless and uncritical hype, Jason candidly explains the virtues
and drawbacks of Linkedins features. Beyond that, Jason has such deep experience
with the web that the book contains hundreds of broader lessons about how to get
the most of the web: I learned an enormous amount from this little gem."
Stanford Professor and author of The No Asshole Rule
offers a unique perspective on networking that's of interest to anyone that is
a job seeker, entrepreneur, or networking enthusiast. He has been all of these
and his experiences with LinkedIn enable him to offer an integrated review for
anyone to make the most of the LinkedIn tool. His book is a reflection of his
deep understanding of people, technology and change in the market and can easily
save the average new user months of time in trial and error."
Nadine Turner, Six Sigma Black Belt
book takes the guess work out of how to utilize LinkedIn and is unquestionably
a friendly user's guide! This book is not simply for beginners, but for those
who are serious about professional and personal networking. Kudos Jason!"
Russel Boilard, CEO, Executive Careers & Psychologist
you are new to LinkedIn, you are in for a treat when you read 'I'm On LinkedIn--Now
What???.' If this book were available the first year LinkedIin started, it would
have helped LinkedIn to be better understood and would have helped thousands of
professionals get the most out of LinkedIin."
Wright, Chief Encouragement Officer, MyLinkedinPowerForum.com
Personal Brand is consistent in each project he works on, especially in 'I'm on
LinkedIn -- Now What???' Throughout this book he narrows down exactly what LinkedIn
SHOULD be used for so that readers don't confuse it with other social networks.
You will encounter information on how to set up your profile, network through
groups and proper etiquette to use as you grow your LinkedIn database. Jason's
thoughtful and honest viewpoint on LinkedIn will teach everyone from youthful
professionals to experienced entrepreneurs how to succeed with this tool."
Schawbel, Publisher, Personal
"'I'm on LinkedIn
- Now What???' provides a useful guide for all those looking to better utilize
the power of LinkedIn. As Jason writes, LinkedIn is NOT the silver bullet of networking
sites; such a site does not exist, and this book does not try to make that point.
What this book does incredibly well is show how you CAN use the tool to your advantage;
to make connections, to help others, and ultimately, to help yourself! 2 handshakes
WAY UP for this great book!"
Gerbyshak, public speaker and author of 10 Ways to Make It Great!
Alba has established himself as a well-known and widely respected expert in the
employment arena. His success in establishing himself and promoting his extraordinary
career toolset JibberJobber.com prove that he knows what he's talking about. His
understanding of personal branding and networking come together in his new book
about using LinkedIn. Authoritative and insightful, this book is a great primer
for 'newbies,' yet it's comprehensive enough to offer something of value to even
the most seasoned LinkedIn users."
George Blomgren, Director of
"Alba's book is the link you need to
power up your LinkedIn results!"
Kent M. Blumberg, Executive and
Professional Coach, KentBlumberg.com
book is an easy-to-read, well-written, step-by-step tutorial for the novice, or
for the person whos already linked in. He reveals his mastery, once again,
at making the complex simple, just as he did with his invention of JibberJobber."
R. Sucher, Career Transition Consultant & Author, BillieSucher.com
don't have to be a full time social networker to use LinkedIn as a connection
making tool and Jason Alba lays this out point by point in I'm on LinkedIn
-- Now What??? where he explains exactly how to use LinkedIn in a way that
works for you. A book that I've long needed to explain just what LinkedIn is and
isn't to countless friends and clients without buzzwords or hype, it's high on
my list of recommendations."
Susan Reynolds, New Media Consultant, ArtsyAsylum.com
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