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The website that advertises itself as the “world’s largest professional network” offered tips for setting up a LinkedIn profile and using its resources to promote businesses.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Blacksburg played guinea pig for LinkedIn on Thursday as it hosted the company's first ever "LinkedIn Live" workshop.
The popular website that advertises itself as the "world's largest professional network" offered tips for setting up a LinkedIn profile and using its resources to promote businesses.
The workshop will one day tour the country, but came to Blacksburg first to gauge reaction. The event was hosted by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council in coordination with Montgomery County's economic development office.
"It's really big when companies like LinkedIn decide to come and showcase new products and new data sets in our region," said Derick Maggard, director of RBTC. "It's showing exactly what we're building, and that's a focus on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. It's a huge validation to have someone like LinkedIn come in."
The event sold out, with 150 people paying the
$20 entrance fee to reserve a spot.
"It was interesting to hear different perspectives on things like what kind of profile photo and tag name to use," said Julie Nisley, an avid LinkedIn user and employee of 1901 Group.
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