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

  1. 1. Tips for getting Started<br />
  2. 2. What is<br />
  3. 3. is a professional networking<br /> tool that helps you to . . .<br />
  4. 4. Build and maintain your network <br />
  5. 5. Find inside connections that can help your search <br />
  6. 6. Research companies and people before you interview <br />
  7. 7. Join groups that can provide information and help you connect with influential contacts <br />
  8. 8. Who is using<br />
  9. 9. Did you know?<br />LinkedIn has over 75 million members in over 200 countries.<br />
  10. 10. Did you know?<br />A new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second. <br />
  11. 11. Did you know?<br />50 % LinkedIn users are in the United States<br />
  12. 12. Did you know?<br />The average LinkedIn user is age 41 and has income over $100K <br />
  13. 13. Did you know?<br />50 % of LinkedIn users are Decision Makers at their company <br />
  14. 14. Steps to setting up your Linkedin<br /><ul><li>Set up your profile
  15. 15. Build your connections
  16. 16. Join Groups
  17. 17. Search jobs </li></li></ul><li>Let’s get started<br />Go to Linkedin.com and set up your Linkedin Account today. It’s free!<br />
  18. 18. Putting Together Your Profile<br />Name<br />Headline<br />Location & Industry<br />Employment <br />Past Employment <br />Education <br />Recommendations<br />Connections <br />Additional Info <br />Contact<br />Summary<br />
  19. 19. Step 1: Set up your profile<br />Consider your profile your online resume. Just like a paper resume, it should be well-written and checked for typos and misspellings. <br />Be sure to include a professional photo<br />
  20. 20. Complete your entire profile<br />“Members with complete profiles are 40% more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn.” <br /> Krista CanfieldLinkedin spokesperson<br />
  21. 21. Writing your headline<br />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.<br />
  22. 22. Writing your headline<br />It’s an opportunity to showcase your personality, skills and experience.<br />
  23. 23. Headline Examples<br />Instead of calling yourself just a Marketing Consultant . . .<br />
  24. 24. Headline Examples<br />How aboutResults-driven Innovative Marketer?<br />
  25. 25. Headline Examples<br />Or <br />Marketing pioneer with a passion creating and building for online communities<br />
  26. 26. Recommendations<br />Get recommendations from previous employers and people you’ve worked with. <br />
  27. 27. Recommendations<br />This is a great way for you to show prospective employers what kind of worker you are.<br />
  28. 28. Two ways to get recommendations<br />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.<br />
  29. 29. Two ways to get recommendations<br />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.<br />
  30. 30. Additional Information<br />Under the Additional Information section, you can add your website, Twitter account, interests, groups and associations, volunteer groups and awards. <br />
  31. 31. Additional Information<br />Be sure anything you write here you are comfortable with a prospective boss seeing. <br />
  32. 32. Contact Settings<br />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.<br />
  33. 33. Interested In<br />Describe what opportunities your are interested in.<br />For example, would you consider contract work, a part time opportunity, or a temporary assignment? <br />
  34. 34. Time to get connected<br />Start connecting. Just click on add connections and you are on your way. <br />
  35. 35. Connections <br /> LinkedIn recommends <br /> a minimum of 35 connections<br />
  36. 36. Connection Tips<br />Make your introduction count when you connect.<br />
  37. 37. Connection Tips<br />Instead of just sending the generic introduction of “I’d like to invite you to join my network”. <br />
  38. 38. Connection Tips<br />Write a personal introduction explaining how you know them and why you’d like to connect. <br />
  39. 39. Connection Tips<br />A personal introduction could be the difference between them accepting and declining.<br />
  40. 40. Connection Tips<br />Offer to introduce your connections to other people in your network. <br />
  41. 41. Connection Tips<br />You never know when you may ask them to reciprocate.<br />
  42. 42. Join Groups<br />Click on groups and groups directory and enterkeywords to search. Find a group you want to join? Simply click join group.<br />
  43. 43. Groups<br />Join groups in your field to build connections and see job opportunities posted<br />
  44. 44. Start your own industry targeted group<br />Create your own professional group. <br />
  45. 45. Start your own industry targeted group<br />Allows you to build connections and establish relationships that could lead to potential referrals.<br />
  46. 46. Job Search<br />
  47. 47. Job Search Tips<br />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.<br />
  48. 48. Job Search Tips<br />See who your connections work for. <br />
  49. 49. Job Search Tips<br />See who your connections are connected to.<br />
  50. 50. Job Search Tips<br />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.<br />
  51. 51. Job Search Tips<br />Research an interviewer before you meet and be better prepared for your interview. <br />
  52. 52. Who’s checking you out?<br />On your home page, you can see who has viewed your profile!<br />
  53. 53. Stay Active<br />Even after you get a job, continue to keep your LinkedIn profile updated and continue to work your connections, recommendations and groups. <br />
  54. 54. Stay Active<br />You never know when one of your connections may have a new opportunity for you.<br />
  55. 55. This presentation is brought to you by the <br />For more, visit us at SustainableJournalism.org<br />
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