LinkedIn for College Grads

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LinkedIn for College Grads

  1. 1. For College Grads Chris Burdge bWEST InteractiveChris Burdge  250.508.7761  www.bwest.ca
  2. 2. Credentials  Online marketing since 1994  Using LinkedIn since March 23, 2005  McCann Erikson, Publicis, Cove-Ito (Japan)  Founded bWEST – July 2009  Co-founded Social Media Camp 2010
  3. 3. Top 4 reasons to use Linkedin1.  Manage your professional identity2.  Demonstrate expertise3.  Networking / Connections4.  Look for opportunities
  4. 4. Ways to use LinkedInChris Burdge  250.508.7761  www.bwest.ca
  5. 5. What can you do…1. Create a professional Profile2. Add Connections3. Get / Give Recommendations4. Groups – connect & engage
  6. 6. What can you do…5.  Increase your visibility6.  Scope out the competition7.  Apps: blog, slideshare…8.  Research prospective employers
  7. 7. Top 5 mistakes…1. Not displaying a photo2. Profile not completed3. Not listing websites4. Not claiming personal URL5. Inappropriate connections
  8. 8. When connecting…
  9. 9. Questions  ?  Chris Burdge  250.508.7761  www.bwest.ca

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