4. Select a company and click the “Follow Company” button to the right of the screen.
LinkedIn is a social media service for the professional field. Having a profile gives you an opportunity to share your career experience to interested parties. This allows you to create new connections, search for jobs, contact potential employers, follow company updates, and join or create professional groups.
This Instructables article will show you how to create a basic LinkedIn account for your professional life. Below you will find a video that demonstrates the registration process for your new account.
We recommend having your resume handy to fill out your LinkedIn profile.
Open your Internet browser and go to linkedin.com. There is a box titled “Join LinkedIn Today” on the right side of the web page. Enter your first and last name, and an email and password.
Step 2: Residence and Work Information
You will be asked for your basic employment and residence information. If your company already has a presence on LinkedIn you should see this business appear as you type. For your job title, use your official title within the company.
Step 3: Optional: Email Contact Importing
1. You can now add contacts associated with the email you used to create your LinkedIn profile. This is optional, so move forward to the next step if desired; otherwise click “Continue.”
Step 4: Optional: Email Contact Importing
2. You will be taken to your email service provider and asked to grant LinkedIn permission to access your email account.
Step 5: Optional: Do You Know These People?
You will be shown a table of LinkedIn profiles that are associated to your email contacts, company affiliation, and additional information. You can add connections by checking the box next their contact information.
Step 6: Optional: Manual Email Invitation
You can invite specific colleagues and friends to join LinkedIn by entering their email address into the text box. Make sure to separate each contact’s email address with a comma.
Step 7: Free or Paid Membership
LinkedIn will ask you to choose between a basic account, free with membership, or a premium account, which is payable annually or monthly.