In order to login to LinkedIn, you'll first need to sign up to join LinkedIn. It's free to sign up to create a LinkedIn account. Here's how to sign up for and login to LinkedIn.
Information Needed to Sign Up for LinkedIn
- First Name
- Last Name
- Email Address
- Password (choose you own password)
Create a LinkedIn Profile
After you have signed up for a LinkedIn account, you'll be able to create your LinkedIn profile. You should include all the same information as your resume. Include your past and present employment, education, and skills.
You can add a photo to your LinkedIn profile. A headshot is recommended. Here's advice on how to take and choose a photo for your LinkedIn profile.
The Professional Summary section of your profile is a good way to highlight your experience. Don't forget the "Headline," because that's right at the top of the page when someone views your profile.
Once you have created a profile, you'll be able to login to your LinkedIn account to update your profile, connect with networking contacts, send messages to those contacts, job search, find information on hiring companies, and join career and business-related groups.
It's important to login to LinkedIn on regular basis to work on building your network of contacts and to keep your profile updated.
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