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LinkedIn Profile Creation

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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. 

 
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Step 1: Name and Account Log In

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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LinkedIn will ask you to choose between a basic account, free with membership, or a premium account, which is payable annually or monthly. 

Step 8: Video Tutorial

This video shows how to sign up for LinkedIn.

Step 9: Email Confirmation

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1. Check your email inbox for the confirmation email and click or copy and paste into the browser, in order to verify your email address.
EngUA3132 years ago
I like how you titled each step, and also whether or not the step was optional so the user could decide whether or not they wanted to perform that step.
Starting on Step 9, I noticed you have numbers at the beginning of your instructions, and every couple steps these numbers would reset. I recommend either removing these numbers or regrouping your steps and including the ones that go together in one step; of both of these options, it would just be easier to remove the numbers.
The pictures you included with each step were very clear and helpful, as was the video.
-Erin from ENGL 313
KH23232 years ago
I like that you've designated which steps are optional. This is helpful. I also think you can be more concise (see above instruction).
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