With 50 Million users, LinkedIn is the ultimate social platform for professionals. In addition to making connections, you can get introductions, obtain recommendations and collaborate with hundreds of industry professionals and peers in your network.

LinkedIn is such a powerful tool but not many unleash its true potential. We have put together a comprehensive list of useful LinkedIn tricks, tips, hacks and tools to help you make the most of your profile without breaking a sweat:

1. How To Delete a LinkedIn Contact:

You added somebody just because they requested but now you want to remove them from your connections. Simply go to the Contacts tab on the left hand side and click on Connections. On the next screen, the Remove Connections link is the right-most link on the navigation menu. Simply select the contacts you want to remove and click on Remove Connections.

2. Embed LinkedIn Signature In Your Email:

Email is one of the most commonly used mediums for professional communication. Why miss out on displaying your LinkedIn info on your email? Just go the LinkedIn signature page and create your customized signature. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to obtain the HTML code for your signature. Detailed instructions are also included for embedding the signature in different email clients including Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla and Yahoo! Mail.

If you want to use the LinkedIn signature in your Gmail account, there are some cool tips for that.

3. How To Change Your LinkedIn Login:

Your LinkedIn login is your primary email address at LinkedIn. To change that, you’ll first have to add the new email address by going to email addresses under Personal information. Once added, make this email address your primary one and delete the old address.

4. List All Your Email Addresses:

You don’t want people trying to look you up through an old email address. Add all the email addresses you have to your LinkedIn profile so its easier for people to look you up.

5. Share Your LinkedIn Contacts On Facebook:

Think your LinkedIn connections can help your Facebook friends? Share them on Facebook.

6. Search People By Job Title Or Company Name:

Looking for a people with a particular job title? Simply select the Search People option next to the search bar and click on Advanced Search. This will allow you to search for people using Title, Company name or even school.

7. How To Withdraw a Recommendation:

Rushed into sending a recommendation? Don’t worry you can always pull it back. Just go to the navigation menu on the left and click on Recommendations under Profile. Then choose the Sent Recommendations tab and click withdraw next to the recommendation you wish to withdraw.

8. Ask and Answer Questions:

Not many people know that LinkedIn is a great platform to ask and answer career related questions. Being active in the Q&A would definitely get you noticed in your particular niche.

9. Sync Your WordPress and LinkedIns:

WordPress has become the platform of choice for bloggers and what better way to sync your WordPress and LinkedIn profiles than using the WordPress application for LinkedIn. Use this application to send automatic updates to your network when you publish a new post.

10. Back-up Your LinkedIn Connections:

You have worked hard to build your connections. These are important people to you and you don’t want to lose their information to accidental deletes or server crashes. Back-up your connections frequently by exporting your contacts.

OK, so these are our first 10 tips and tricks. Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite LinkedIn tricks.

Social Cindy over and out.

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