10 More Things You Never Knew You Could Do On LinkedIn

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There’s a lot of buzz surrounding LinkedIn’s IPO this week.And with good reason. LinkedIn isn’t just incredibly valuable on paper. There are also a ton of great features that users can take advantage of.

We put together 10 more of our favourite tips and tricks for LinkedIn. Give them a shot.

Add apps to your profile

LinkedIn has a bunch of third-party apps that can expand your profile. One of our favourites is Reading List by Amazon, which lets you share what you're currently reading with your connections. Another useful one is Google Presentation, which lets people view documents in your profile.

Embed a video resumé by adding the Google Presentation app

The Google Presentation app will let you embed videos in your profile too.

Connect LinkedIn to your Twitter account

If you're an avid tweeter, you can sync your LinkedIn updates with Twitter. That way every link you share on Twitter will show up in your LinkedIn feed too.

An easy, low-impact way to share links on LinkedIn is using the Share button. Clicking that opens a popup window where you can edit the article's title and add a comment.

Get active in groups

Find a group of professionals on LinkedIn that match your industry and interests. From the group's page you can share links and start discussions. It's a great way to make new professional contacts.

Ask a question

LinkedIn's 'Answers' tool allows you to ask questions relating to your industry. It's a great way to get professional advice and advance your career.

Search by skill

LinkedIn's search tool will let you search for specific skills. That will help you find other professionals with similar skills, and figure out what you need to work on in order to land that next big promotion.

Find old classmates

This is why you should complete your profile. When you add your school, LinkedIn makes it easy for former classmates to find you.

Browse job postings

Looking for a job? LinkedIn delivers job openings based on what's in your profile. No searching required.

See who has been looking at your profile

LinkedIn also lets you see who has been looking at your profile. It's kind of creepy, but it can still be useful to know what kinds of people are interested in you.

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