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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Book Review: The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success

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The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success is a great book, especially for those of us who could not figure out how a social media device could be used for business networking and job searching.  This book came at a great time for me.  I had just attended a webinar and one of the presenters, a head hunter, said to use LinkedIn “to land the job of your dreams.”  Of course, I couldn’t see how that would help.  Like many, I had created a profile on LinkedIn but never got much further than my name and basic information because I could not really see how this site would benefit me.

Then, I read The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success and now I understand what a great tool LinkedIn can be.  This book advises you on how to create a great profile, what to include, and how to set up a network based on the author’s own experience.  The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success will come in very handy for those people who are looking to change jobs or those in the business world looking to network with others.

I will definitely be using the instruction obtained from this book to boost my LinkedIn profile and I would definitely encourage anyone who has even remotely heard of LinkedIn to read this book and determine for themselves if LinkedIn would be beneficial to them.
   
This book is written as a manual.  It is broken down into reasonable chapters and the author clearly explains each step of the process.  He is also very good about including parts of LinkedIn that could be part of your profile based on when you joined.  I thought that this book, even though it was written as a how-to book, was very easy to read.   

Again, I found The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success to be a very useful book and would encourage others to take a look at it.   

One word of caution, however:  At the webinar referenced above, the presenter clearly stated that potential employers don’t want to read about volunteer hours or hobbies nor do they want to see every job you have ever hand.  She stated it was best to only focus on the field you are in and leave off the jobs in other fields you may have had.  The author’s advice differs from this.  Therefore, I will be speaking more to staffing personnel in my field to determine for myself which is the best option for me.

Paid Disclosure: I was provided a free book from Bookplex and paid $5 for an unbiased review of the book. Regardless of any payment I have received, each review contains my unbiased opinion of the book and the payment in no way altered my opinions or review.

1 comment:

Susannah said...

I don't know much of anything about LinkedIn. I think I might have to read this.