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LinkedIn is one of my favorite Web 2.0 apps. It gives me a great way to keep business contacts. With the latest feature, LinkedIn Answers, it creates another dimension to receive great insights and advices from professionals. In short, it is a grown up version of Myspace.

Guy Kawasaki suggests 10 more ways (his readers contributed two more) to use LinkedIn. They give me more excuses to spend more time into LinkedIn:

  • Increase your visibility
  • Improve your connectability
  • Improve your Google PageRank
  • Enhance your search engine results
  • Perform blind, “reverse,” and company reference checks
  • Increase the relevancy of your job search
  • Make your interview go smoother
  • Gauge the health of a company
  • Gauge the health of an industry
  • Track startups
  • Ask for advice
  • Integrate into a new job
  • Scope out the competition, customers, partners, etc

I want to add Use it as your online resume. I have added a profile button at my personal homepage. Good thing is that I do not have to create another page to keep my resume online. It also contains recommendations from other people who endorsed my work. With that, there are responses/queries coming on my work from both LinkedIn and email.

Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn – [How to Change the World]

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