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Have you explored “More” from LinkedIn !!!

What’s “More” from LinkedIn !! Has LinkedIn launched a new service, or a new product !! Well, not really. We are talking about the “More” section on LinkedIn Page. It’s on the left side of the Search Box. This section has a lot of interesting things that can help recruiters and candidates. Some of you might wonder what is so special about this section. Also at times we miss out on this section too. This post is about those interesting applications that LinkedIn has to offer us.

More Section Details:

A) Answers:

This is an interesting section where you can go through questions that are posted by the professionals in your network. You can also post your answers related to your field and expertise. Not only this, you can also search for Answers using keywords about your area of interest.

For example : I wanted to know what kind of question/ answers are being discussed in my network related to Recruitment. So all I had to do was search for this key word, and the following page did give me desired result. –  Advanced Answers Search

B) Learning Center:

This is a page wherein you can Learn about all of the different features you’ll find on LinkedIn. From a brief overview to detailed tips, you’ll find them in this section.

  • Learn about profiles
  • Find out how to get a new job
  • Use LinkedIn on your mobile phone
  • Get the answers to your questions with Answers

C) Skills:

Discover world-class professionals and related skills on LinkedIn !! Yes this is exactly what this section does for you. This section is very handy for recruiters for MI (Market Intelligence) that Recruiters have to do day in and day out. All you need to do is just enter the desired skill / Technology and LinkedIn will do the rest for you 🙂  You can read more in detail about it in the previous post “Discover world-class professionals and related skills on LinkedIn !!” Although this is a Beta version, but still it is very useful to gather precious information.

Applications:

– Events:

This particular Application is majorly used to Promote your event on LinkedIn. This way you can leverage the millions of professionals on LinkedIn to make your event a success. There has been a positive trend where in recruiters do promote their Weekend / Walk-In Drives that they conduct almost every week. As a candidate too this does help you to search out the Events that have been organised.

For example :

Mumbai HR Summit 2012

5th Cloud Computing Summit 2012

Walk-in Drive (Scheduled) on 6th Aug 2011 @Wipro Technologies, Kolkata

Polls:

Polls is also a unique application from LinkedIn wherein you can ask a question and and the same time you can get feedback and the responses from your network. This also shows you the results of the questions that were posted, and the results are displayed in the category such as Overall Demographics (Age , Seniority , Gender ) One can also share the poll on Twitter and Facebook and get more responses from their network.

For example:

How helpful would you find a short video from a hiring manager (part of the job ad) explaining the role in their words? 

 Is a university degree worth the price tag? 

What is the most important quality that you can’t find on a resume?

Company Buzz:

Company Buzz lets you tap into this information flow to find relevant trends and comments about your company. Install the application and instantly see what people are saying. You can Customize and Modify the topics and add new ones , you can see historical charts to track buzz and  get the top words associated with your topic and quickly drill into see related tweets. Interesting right !!

Google Presentation:

Google presentations is a professional way to introduce yourself and your work. You can add a presentation to your LinkedIn profile to Showcase a recent talk or presentation or Display a visual portfolio of your professional accomplishments and also this way you can introduce yourself to recruiters and professional contacts viewing your profile. 🙂

SlideShare:

As you are aware of this news LinkedIn buys SlideShare cofounded by Indians for $118.75 million. SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations. You can:

  • share presentations & documents with your LinkedIn network
  • upload portfolios, resume, conference talks, PDFs, marketing/sales presentations etc
  • display them on your LinkedIn profile
  • all formats supported: ppt, pps, pptx, odp, pdf, doc, docx, odt, Keynote, iWork pages
  • embed YouTube videos in presentations, add audio to make a webinar

WordPress:

This is one of my favourite apps on LinkedIn, as with this you can sync your WordPress blog posts with your LinkedIn profile. Once added, you can filter your posts with a special LinkedIn tag and even display your personal WordPress Gravatar (global avatar). Updates are automatically sent to your network for instant notifications and gratification.

Blog Link:

Powered by TypePad technology, the premier hosted blogging service. With Blog Link, you can get the most of your LinkedIn relationships by connecting your blog to your LinkedIn profile. Blog Link helps you, and your professional network, stay connected.Blog Link supports TypePad, Movable Type, Vox, WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Blogger, LiveJournal, and many more.

Box.net Files:

Box.net makes managing and sharing files simple. With this you can quickly and easily add virtually any type of file to your LinkedIn profile, so visitors can download and view them.

– If you’re recruiting, get your employees to spread job requisitions virtually by posting them to your profile.

– Looking for a job? Share your resume or portfolio on your LinkedIn profile and send it from Box to your LinkedIn contacts.

So are you Hungry for “More”, Well you don’t have to go far, all you need to do is just visit the More Section on your LinkedIn Profile and you will be amazed to see the applications that can help you to make the most of your LinkedIn Account.

Looking forward to know your feedback about the applications that you have already used, as this will help us to share and learn and create the best practices about using LinkedIn.

Happy Recruiting 🙂

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