Simple LinkedIn Productivity Tips: LinkedIn Career Expert Series

December 1, 2016

Chances are, you often find yourself wishing there were more hours in the day to complete everything on your to-do list. At LinkedIn, we know that every minute counts, which is why we want to help you maximize time and be more productive.

Here are five simple ways you can use the LinkedIn mobile app to be more efficient:

1. Check your notifications to stay connected every day

Notifications are a quick rundown of the latest happenings in your network. From letting you know about your connections’ recent job changes or work anniversaries, to informing you when someone has posted relevant content, notifications help you engage with your network every day so you don’t have to go to endless networking events.

2. Turn on calendar sync to instantly prepare for every meeting

Whether you have an interview coming up or are meeting with someone in your company for the first time, knowing more about that person before you meet gives you a leg up on the conversation. Sync your calendar on the LinkedIn mobile app to get a notification that shows who’s in your next meeting, regardless of whether they’re a connection. After you’ve met, you’ll see a reminder to follow up to continue the conversation.

3. Take advantage of group messaging to coordinate and collaborate

Quickly and easily share information and documents, and keep relevant people in-the-know with group messaging. To make the most of group messages, be sure to give your group a custom name and @ mention specific people that you want to direct a message to.

You can even use Siri to send a message while on-the-go to make the most use of your time.

4. Stay informed on what’s happening in your industry

Get up to speed quickly on industry news with the LinkedIn feed, your destination for relevant professional content. Make it a daily habit to check out your feed to discover new ideas and evolve your knowledge.

5. Learn a new skill anytime, anywhere

We know you’re always looking for ways to stay ahead of the curve, but finding the time to learn can be tough. With LinkedIn Learning, you can learn new skills at your own pace, at a time and place that’s most convenient to your schedule.The courses on LinkedIn Learning are designed for busy professionals like you, and give you access to more than 5,000 courses across a variety of topics like business leadership, software development, technology and more.

Your time matters, so we’re here to help you be more efficient, productive and successful in your professional life.