Last Updated: October 26, 2015 0

How to sign up for LinkedIn?

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Social networking has become more and more popular as the years have progressed, but for a long time it was a phenomenon that was only associated with young people and socialising. However as the years progress many companies as well as private individuals have come to realise that social networking sites are not just about making friends and keeping up to date with gossip. Networking sites such as LinkedIn can be extremely useful in getting your company name well known and in helping you advance yourself and your business endeavours by making useful new contacts with people you would otherwise have never met. The first step is, of course, knowing how to use LinkedIn. The tips below should help you to get started with LinkedIn.

The very first thing that you will need to do is to sign up with LinkedIn. There will be absolutely no cost involved with signing up for LinkedIn. The first thing you will need to do is to go to the LinkedIn homepage. On the homepage there will be a link for you to click on that will allow you to sign up for LinkedIn. This link will be easy to see. It will be located in the same place where people who are already users of LinkedIn can sign in. The link you will have to click on will be called ‘Join Now’.  The information you will need to provide for a LinkedIn account is:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Password (choose you own password)

Once you have successfully signed in to LinkedIn you will then have to create a profile. Because this is a professional social networking site that you will be using primarily for business purposes you will include all of the information that would usually appear on your resume. You will need to try ad sell yourself as much as possible. The rules that you would use for writing a resume apply here to a certain degree, so make sure that you think about the information that you include and that you make sure that all information is accurate and appealing.