A mind map of 100+ tips for using Linkedin more effectively

Mar 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Resources

Linkedin tips

Linkedin.com is one of those networking tools that can be overwhelming. So I did a little research and discovered a treasure trove of tips for using it effectively, which I compiled into a mind map of over 100 of the best. There are so many nuances to building an effective profile, networking with others and finding opportunities on this fast-growing (90 million+ people) business networking site that it’s all more than a little overwhelming. Categorizing the best advice in a mind map is a great, focused way to go about methodically improving your Linkedin game.

Click here to view this mind map as a PDF file

I hope you enjoy this valuable resource. I am deeply indebted to two Linkedin experts and authors of the most authoritative books on the subject of using it effectively, from whom I drew many of the tips I compiled:

LinkedWorking: Generating Success on the World’s Largest Professional Networking Website by Frank Agin and Lewis Howes

The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search by Wayne Breitbarth

I also spent several hours searching Google and Twitter to find additional tips and strategies. I learned a lot in the process!

If you’re interested in being much more effective in the way you present yourself and network effectively on Linkedin.com, I highly recommend both of these excellent books!

P.S. Here’s my profile on Linkedin, for those of you who may be interested. I’m still working on improving it, based on what I’ve learned from this little research project.

UPDATE: Since I published this post, I’ve had a number of requests for a MindManager version of this mind map. Click here to download it.

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  1. Chuck I love this well done.

  2. Nice Idea, i will try to optimize my LinkedIn…

  3. Hello, thanks a lot for sharing this.
    Is there any way to gain access to a MindMagager, Xmind or other mindmap format in rder to take advantage of the navigation/brosing features?
    Cheers
    Eric

  4. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Nice job Chuck. I'll definitely be using this and sharing it.

    Steve

  6. WOW! Thanks for the menition.

  7. Chuck, thanks for taking to trouble to put this together. I know this will be invaluable for our authors.
    Do you have an actual MindManager or other mindmap version to share?

  8. I published this post, I’ve had a number of requests for a MindManager version of this mind map. It's now available for download. Please see the "update" note at the end of the blog post above. Thanks for your interest in this resource!

  9. Chuck, Just got a note from LinkedIn saying they are over 100 million users and thanking me for being an early adopter (# member number 319573 in fact!). I'm still finding new ways of using LinkedIn and your tips in a MindManager map (I work at Mindjet so a big thank you!) are gonna be a perfect resource.

  10. Your PDF of Linkedin tips is fantastic. Thank you for doing it. I have a meeting today to deliver a Linkedin programme and this has helped to identify a huge number of additional opportunities.

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