First, create a free basic LinkedIn (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. account, tied to an appropriately named email address. Consider creating a new email account for business purposes that follows a basic or format. Note: Do not complete your LinkedIn profile yet.
Next, login to your new LinkedIn account and research prominent people in your industry and local area. In 250 to 350 words, describe your findings. Which profiles appeal to you the most? What tips and tricks did you use? What were the hits and misses? Using the information presented in Chapter 8 of the text, analyze the profiles you viewed and how you will apply what you have learned to your own profile. Your initial post is due by Thursday, Day 3. Cite your sources in APA format.
Post a draft of a synopsis or abstract, an outline, and a references list or annotated bibliography for your business report.
Provide a 150-word narrative that describes the challenges and successes that you have encountered as you have continued to research your topic and create a working plan of action in the form of an outline.