Title: LinkedIn in 30 Minutes
Author: Angela Rose
Publisher: In 30 Minutes Guides
“Whatever your age, profession, or employment status, you are almost certain to benefit from learning to use LinkedIn – and doing so is surprisingly easy,” Angela Rose writes in the introduction to her book, LinkedIn in 30 Minutes.
~ What ~
At one-hundred-two pages, this paperback targets those who are seeking a quick way to learn how to get the online social networking group and the ins and outs of having the most beneficial displays. After an introduction, there are six chapters that dissect the website, ending with a conclusion, index, and bonus book introductions on Twitter, Google Drive and Documents, Excel Basics, and Dropbox.
Beginning with a brief tour of the site that explains its toolbars, homepage, and profile, explained are how to register, make your profile stand out, networking, joining discussions, and finding a job. Examples of people’s profiles, resumes, connections, groups, and job listings are shown in black and white photographs while professional tips are in gray-shaded boxes.
~ Why ~
With four-hundred-million members and hostings of over three million active job listings, LinkedIn is a must for the professional who wants to stay on top of their game in their industry through connections and networking. Having had a LinkedIn account for about ten years, I like how the book is simple to understand and easy to follow. Not needing a job but enjoying keeping in touch with colleagues and professionals are important to me since I am semi-retired and self-employed. I have gleaned a few clients through my resume through the website.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like computers, the internet, or social media sites that include networking will shy away from this book. It may be unneeded for those who do not yet have employment, but it may be a helpful tool to secure a serious job.
~ Who ~
A B2C marketing strategist, Rose is a writer who lives in Colorado with her husband and cat, and this is her first published book.
~ Wish ~
With the book being so short and to the point about a somewhat complicated social media site, it would be helpful if the guide included lines or spaces in the chapters to take notes or have lists to do as one progressed.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book that quickly explains how to set up an account on LinkedIn and design a top-quality resume or expand your network, this is an easy-to-read and apply book. I will have to recheck several of my LinkedIn features to make sure they are up-to-date and top-notch.
Thanks to the publisher for furnishing this complimentary book to read and review.
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