LinkedIn Becomes More than A Profile -or- The On-Line Resume'

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy

Here's a post that I just couldn't resist.  LinkedIn.com has announced some really cool new features to their site.  Up until now, I think many have just considered this site to be a place to have a profile, an on-line resume', or the place to be if you're anybody in any business.  I think most members on ActiveRain are probably on LinkedIn already, and if not, should be.

Just today, I have already incorporated two of their new features to my LinkedIn profile which is now a syndicated site to host my Blogs and other more useful information.  I just added the ability to have posts from my various Blogs show up right on the profile. Check out BlogLink. You can even have Google Docs and presentations there. 

Here's some of the other items they've added that you can include:

Box: Collaborate and share files with your friends and network.

Huddle: Create private work areas to share projects.

Amazon: Find out what the rest of your network is reading.

TripIt: Check out and follow your traveling network.

SixApart: Keep up to date with your networks latest posts.

Google Docs: Add and embed presentations on your profile page.

SlideShare: View, comment, and share presentations.

WordPress: Promote your latest WordPress Posts.

CompanyBuzz: See what others are saying about your Company.

I haven't had the chance to setup and try or test all of these yet, but at least we know that LinkedIn is trying hard to become more than just a place to host your Resume' and Profile.  They've built that reputation to some extent, and now looks like they might be trying and live up to the their name instead.  LinkedIn. 

I personally like what they've done.  That means this post should appear on  my LinkedIn profile now. (once you're logged in)  Don't forget to add YOUR AR Blogs there too.

See all their new "Featured Applications"

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Brad Andersohn
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Hey Greg - it's a great site to be on, I think it will just keep getting better as time goes on.  :-)

Nov 28, 2008 06:55 PM #92
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Dana Emerson
Keller Williams Realty Livingston Partners - Denham Springs, LA

.Thanks for the info.  I have joined.

Dec 15, 2008 11:01 PM #93
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Dana - awesome. Being LinkedIn is just one more way to have your information out there for your clients and future clients to find.  They are constantly adding and growing the network everyday.  I have some great business associates on LinkedIn, and that's the only place we communicate now.  I can't get them over to facebook or twitter, how funny is that?  :-)

Dec 16, 2008 12:47 AM #94
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Troy Erickson
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Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Like many of the others commenting, I have been on Linkedin for a few months, but basically only have my profile on there.  I am glad to hear that you can add your blog posts, now it's just a matter of me figuring out how.

Dec 16, 2008 12:54 PM #95
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Troy - thanks for the comment and for the connect on LinkedIn.  Just go to your profile on LinkedIn, then click on "apps" on the left hand side after you're logged in.  There are many other apps there too. Have fun...   :-)

Dec 16, 2008 05:51 PM #96
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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thanks,

I have a lInkedin account but other than standard stuff, as resume, didnot do naything. This is a reminde, a push in the &(&() to move faster.

Dec 16, 2008 09:48 PM #97
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Cindy Bryant
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Your computer must be surgically attached to your arms...how do you have time to do all of this? LOL!

Jan 20, 2009 10:12 PM #98
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Jon - it just never stops!!

Cindy - it's an ART!  and you don't want to know...   lol!~  :-O

Jan 22, 2009 08:33 PM #99
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Gita Bantwal
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REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the great tips. I will check it out.

Mar 01, 2009 10:05 AM #100
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Ginger Harper
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Thanks for sharing you great ideas.  I will look and see how I can learn from them.

Ginger of Southport NC

Mar 04, 2009 03:18 PM #101
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Doreen Harris
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CID, ASP, IAHSP

Opening a LinkedIn profile need to on it, you list is long

Thanks

Apr 17, 2009 04:00 PM #102
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R.E. Renée Hoover, Salesperson
Century 21 Geba Realty, Milford, PA - Milford, PA
Poconos, Pike, Wayne, Monroe Counties, PA

Thanks Brad - more good stuff.  Looking for a sharing of ideas for groups to join/follow on Facebook; does AR have a group?

May 14, 2009 02:43 PM #103
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Yes we do, here's the link to Linkedin Activerainers: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=113603&trk=anet_ug_hm

and here's the one on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&id=620719771#/group.php?gid=2707000332&ref=ts

there are 1231 members in the facebook ActiveRainer group currently.  :-)

May 16, 2009 10:38 AM #104
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Michele Rose
Rose-Colored Staging - Moorestown, NJ
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Brad, you are probably the most bookmarked person on AR!    Thanks for all this great info!  I always learn so much from you!

Jun 04, 2009 12:33 AM #105
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Awhhh... thanks Michele.  The most bookmarked would truly be an honor if that were the case.  I love my job here at AR and it's all because of the people here.  Thanks again for your kind comment.  :-))

Jun 04, 2009 07:18 AM #106
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Angela Zuyus
Keller Williams Realty-Abilene - Abilene, TX

I will check into this! Thank you for keeping us well informed!

Jul 15, 2009 12:47 PM #107
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Joseph D. Federico
Donahue Real Estate Co. - Dedham, MA
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Brad-I too want to Thank You, I will head over and update my linkedin account 

Aug 19, 2009 12:44 PM #108
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Hi Brad, I am using the Bloglink application since a while and yes agree it is a cool feature :-). Will check on some ot the other's...

Sep 03, 2009 11:12 AM #109
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Having that extra exposure sure doesn't hurt.  Thanks Barbara for commenting, let me know what you think of the others....  :-)

Sep 03, 2009 11:32 AM #110
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Hi Brad - I just completed a social media marketing class where they talked about the importance of a great LinkedIn profile but failed to mention the applications.  I'm headed over there now.  Thanks!

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