LinkedIn Revealed by Jonathan Kidder and co-authored/edited by Brian Patrick is a bang up to date book (at the time of writing this) published in 2014 which runs to about 160 pages. To grab a single sentence from the book's introduction it has been "assembled for the 90% of LinkedIn users who have yet to unleash the true power behind this professional network".
The book is clearly structured and you can see the contents page in the sample extract from the book above. The text seeks to teach you;
- All the features, fundamentals, and expectations of becoming a LinkedIn Member.
- How to properly set up a complete and optimised profile in 15 simple steps
- How to adjust all of your settings for complete privacy, but maximum networking exposure.
- The best networking strategies currently available to you, and how to leverage each feature to achieve these strategies.
I found the book easy to follow whether you dip in and out of parts of it or read it cover to cover - it will certainly become a source of reference. In addition, I think the balance between helping you manage the LinkedIn system and suggestions for how you present personal information within that system is just right - there are lots of useful tips. LinkedIn Revealed isn't just a guide to the LinkedIn system it's also something of a career development guide too because of the career advice that's included in it.
Although I have been a LinkedIn member for some time I have learnt a lot from this punchy, practical book. All I have to do now is put it all into practice! One thing to consider is the format you buy - I bought the printed edition but my understanding is if you buy the Kindle version you'll be entitled to free updates.
In summary, this is a very useful, plain talking, practical book which could do a lot more for you than pay for itself. Recommended.
on 26 October 2014
Great book, have been wading through it and it's just helped me to redo my profile and make it less of a dirge to read (I hope!) Easy to read unlike some books of this ilk. As other reviewers state, it's ideal if you're a new user, but there was plenty there to help me and still beneficial, and the sort of book you can refer back to or help others with.
on 1 July 2015
A thorough and well-written book on the ins and outs of LinkedIn. The book could perhaps do with a proof read (as there are a few spelling mistakes etc), and some gender awareness (whilst we have a young, attractive woman on the cover, ALL the named examples in the book are male - perhaps the authors could swap this around in the next edition?). Overall however, this book is well worth the pennies, it is logical, pedagogical and extremely useful - thank you!