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Tips for getting Linkedin Tips for getting Linkedin Presentation Transcript

  • Tips for getting Started
  • What is
  • is a professional networking
    tool that helps you to . . .
  • Build and maintain your network
  • Find inside connections that can help your search
  • Research companies and people before you interview
  • Join groups that can provide information and help you connect with influential contacts
  • Who is using
  • Did you know?
    LinkedIn has over 75 million members in over 200 countries.
  • Did you know?
    A new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second.
  • Did you know?
    50 % LinkedIn users are in the United States
  • Did you know?
    The average LinkedIn user is age 41 and has income over $100K
  • Did you know?
    50 % of LinkedIn users are Decision Makers at their company
  • Steps to setting up your Linkedin
    • Set up your profile
    • Build your connections
    • Join Groups
    • Search jobs
  • Let’s get started
    Go to and set up your Linkedin Account today. It’s free!
  • Putting Together Your Profile
    Location & Industry
    Past Employment
    Additional Info
  • Step 1: Set up your profile
    Consider your profile your online resume. Just like a paper resume, it should be well-written and checked for typos and misspellings.
    Be sure to include a professional photo
  • Complete your entire profile
    “Members with complete profiles are 40% more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn.”
    Krista CanfieldLinkedin spokesperson
  • Writing your headline
    LinkedIn gives you a place to write a professional headline. Just like a newspaper headline helps you decide whether you want to read a story; your headline can help you to connect to an employer’s need.
  • Writing your headline
    It’s an opportunity to showcase your personality, skills and experience.
  • Headline Examples
    Instead of calling yourself just a Marketing Consultant . . .
  • Headline Examples
    How aboutResults-driven Innovative Marketer?
  • Headline Examples
    Marketing pioneer with a passion creating and building for online communities
  • Recommendations
    Get recommendations from previous employers and people you’ve worked with.
  • Recommendations
    This is a great way for you to show prospective employers what kind of worker you are.
  • Two ways to get recommendations
    Just ask whoever you would like to recommend you. You can ask them to play up certain skills or experiences you would like to highlight.
  • Two ways to get recommendations
    Or write a recommendation someone. They will get a LinkedIn e-mail with your recommendation allowing them to display it and a suggestion “from LinkedIn” asking if they would like to send you a recommendation. Do a couple a week and you’ll build up your recommendations quickly.
  • Additional Information
    Under the Additional Information section, you can add your website, Twitter account, interests, groups and associations, volunteer groups and awards.
  • Additional Information
    Be sure anything you write here you are comfortable with a prospective boss seeing.
  • Contact Settings
    If you are looking for a job, be sure to list some type of contact info whether it is an email address or phone number.
  • Interested In
    Describe what opportunities your are interested in.
    For example, would you consider contract work, a part time opportunity, or a temporary assignment?
  • Time to get connected
    Start connecting. Just click on add connections and you are on your way.
  • Connections
    LinkedIn recommends
    a minimum of 35 connections
  • Connection Tips
    Make your introduction count when you connect.
  • Connection Tips
    Instead of just sending the generic introduction of “I’d like to invite you to join my network”.
  • Connection Tips
    Write a personal introduction explaining how you know them and why you’d like to connect.
  • Connection Tips
    A personal introduction could be the difference between them accepting and declining.
  • Connection Tips
    Offer to introduce your connections to other people in your network.
  • Connection Tips
    You never know when you may ask them to reciprocate.
  • Join Groups
    Click on groups and groups directory and enterkeywords to search. Find a group you want to join? Simply click join group.
  • Groups
    Join groups in your field to build connections and see job opportunities posted
  • Start your own industry targeted group
    Create your own professional group.
  • Start your own industry targeted group
    Allows you to build connections and establish relationships that could lead to potential referrals.
  • Job Search
  • Job Search Tips
    Use the advanced search on jobs tab to search by key words and location. For example, search on a company and location and you can see who works at a company you may interested in.
  • Job Search Tips
    See who your connections work for.
  • Job Search Tips
    See who your connections are connected to.
  • Job Search Tips
    Search for employees of companies you are interested in working for and learn what groups and professional associations they are involved in, what kind of experience, etc.
  • Job Search Tips
    Research an interviewer before you meet and be better prepared for your interview.
  • Who’s checking you out?
    On your home page, you can see who has viewed your profile!
  • Stay Active
    Even after you get a job, continue to keep your LinkedIn profile updated and continue to work your connections, recommendations and groups.
  • Stay Active
    You never know when one of your connections may have a new opportunity for you.
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