Create a Profile and Network on LinkedIn

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Build a profile that sends a professional message with your banner and your personalized URL code as well as knowing how to share it.

Expand your LinkedIn network by making connection requests professionally.

Learn how to follow people, pages, groups and hashtags to improve your news feed.

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2 hours
Beginner-friendly
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to create a profile and network on LinkedIn. We will go step by step-by-step through this project so you can build a profile if you do not have one or strengthen your current one if you do. You will also learn about the tools and options offered by LinkedIn to assist you. We will explore the basics of how to set-up an engaging profile. You may even learn something you do not already know to make your current profile stand out above the rest. Some learning objectives that we will cover include building a profile that sends a professional message with your banner and your personalized URL code as well as knowing how to share your URL code. We will expand your network by learning how to make connection requests professionally. And we will go through following people, pages, groups and hashtags. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Requirements

Have an established LinkedIn account.

Skills you will develop

  • Professional

  • LinkedIn

  • Networking

  • Organization

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Start to set up your LinkedIn page with your profile picture, headline and education history.

  2. Build a profile that sends a professional message with your banner and your personalized URL code and learn how to share your personalized URL code.

  3. Develop your professional summary and work history on your LinkedIn page and you will understand how to use your dashboard for your benefit.

  4. Set up the skills and accomplishments area of your LinkedIn page and ask for and give endorsements and recommendations.

  5. Expand your LinkedIn network by making connection requests professionally.

  6. Learn how to follow people, pages, groups and hashtags to improve your news feed.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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Frequently asked questions

Because your workspace contains a cloud desktop that is sized for a laptop or desktop computer, Guided Projects are not available on your mobile device.

Guided Project instructors are subject matter experts who have experience in the skill, tool or domain of their project and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to impact millions of learners around the world.

You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Project. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.

At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Project to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Project, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.

Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.

You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.

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