HERE ARE SOME FURTHER TIPS
Define your niche: If you’re using it for work, only connect with people with whom you have professional interests in common, have industry connections with or would like to cultivate connections with.
Popularity isn’t everything: LinkedIn is primarily a professional network so don’t accept every request to ‘‘ connect’’. We all love to feel loved and popular but you really don’t need a professional connection with someone on the other side of the world in a completely different industry to you. Nothing personal, this is professional.
Refrain from spam: You’ll quickly lose connections if you spam your contacts with marketing material, requests to read your blog or any other self- serving promotional material.
Keep it real: ‘‘ Recommendations’’ are a growing thing on LinkedIn, but don’t give them or receive them if you haven’t actually experienced it. Recommending me for screenwriting when I’ve never written a script is just impractical.
Share carefully: Connect your Twitter and Facebook updates to LinkedIn by all means, but only if you share in the same capacity across platforms. Your tweets about stumbling home at 4am don’t really belong on your professional profile ( unless that’s relevant to your profession). If you are consistent across all platforms then link away.