I recently heard at a local networking event that in the not too distant future, business cards are going to be a thing of the past. The new business card will be your profile on the leading business networking site, LinkedIn. Although it is hard to believe business cards will no longer exist, there is a growing number of people who are finding jobs in this tough economy because of their connections on LinkedIn. After all, LinkedIn has over 40 million members and a new member joining every second (including President Barack Obama). This book is ideal if you are new to LinkedIn and want to become productive on the site as quickly as possible (10 minutes according to the title) or if you want to find a job or promote your business online. You will learn how to create a profile and how to search for connections, including past colleagues, friends, co-workers, or maybe even your old college roommate. There is even a chapter dedicated to finding a job using LinkedIn. With the help of this book, you may not be ready to throw away your business cards, but you will be well on your way to finding numerous connections on the world's leading social networking site for business.
Recommended by Laura Metzler