11. Showcase creative work directly on your profile
If you have art or other media you’ve created and want to demonstrate to potential employers, just click Add an application from the Edit Profile screen, then add Portfolio Display. You will then have to sign up for an account at Behance.net. Then just upload and describe your work.
12. Connect your WordPress blog to your profile
If you run a blog on WordPress and want your contacts to keep up with your postings, select Edit Profile from the Profile menu then click Add An Application and select WordPress. Then enter the URL of your blog. You can also choose to show all recent posts or only those which have been tagged “linkedin.” The most recent four or five posts will appear on your profile page.
13. Post files directly to your profile
Don’t just list your resume or link to samples of your work from your profile. Make them downloadable so people can save your work to their hard drives.
14. Add connections using contacts from your e-mail account
If you’re just using LinkedIn’s search box, it’s difficult to find everyone you’ve ever e-mailed to see if they have a LinkedIn account. However, you can have LinkedIn search your e-mail account’s inbox to find contacts who have a LinkedIn account.
15. Add presentations from Google docs
To add a presentation to your profile, go to the Edit Profile page, click Add An Application, then select Google Presentation. You can use a free Google docs account to upload a Powerpoint deck or video and have it displayed on your profile. You can also create a presentation directly on Google and attach that to your LinkedIn page.