Chris Hussey June 29, 2009 The power of Networking Proverbs 3: 5-6 “ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not u...
Objectives   <ul><li>Upon completion of this module, you will be able to navigate on the LinkedIn website and learn how to...
Agenda <ul><li>Introduction to LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Set up </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Public Profile </li></ul><ul...
Introduction to LinkedIn <ul><li>Networking tool for professionals </li></ul><ul><li>42 million subscribers worldwide in 2...
Set Up <ul><li>www.linkedIn.com (Join)  or </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Chris Hussey:  email:  [email_address]   </li></ul></ul...
Public Profile <ul><li>Use info from Career Coaching Marketing Materials and Resume class (Step 2) </li></ul><ul><li>PAIN ...
Public Profile  (cont’d) <ul><li>What job you are after (“Marketing Sales Professional”) </li></ul><ul><li>Photo of yourse...
Networking <ul><li>Use info from Career Coaching Networking (Step 4) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Networking (cont’d) <ul><li>Increase visibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improve your ...
Searching Activities <ul><li>People Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find friends and colleagues from your past </li></ul></ul...
Target Companies <ul><li>Use Info from Career Coaching Outreach Plan (Step 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Generate target lists </li...
Preparing for Interviews Through LinkedIn <ul><li>Perform “reverse” company/people reference checks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Interviews Through LinkedIn <ul><li>Use Info from Career Coaching Networking (Step 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Find Job posting o...
Future Steps <ul><li>Applications – Free </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Share Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Company Buzz </li><...
Call to Action <ul><li>Build and or strengthen your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Meet people and build your network </li></ul...
<ul><li>Questions & Answers? </li></ul>
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Linked In class for Saddleback Church Career Ministry

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This is the Linked In class that I teach at the Saddleback Church Career Ministry on Monday evenings.

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  • Introductions: Talk about background What people will be learning. How to get interviews Networking Takes about 90 minutes for the class Have fun Please ask questions Will learn the basics
  • Be willing to share not only money but of yourself. Continue networking while you are working Look for opportunities to network at store, golf, traveling, standing in long lines. While networking always ask “how can I help you” Join groups and associations. Not only networking groups, but also special interest groups. IEEE, Project managers There are a number of on-line networking groups.. Twitters, Facebook, and LinkedIn.;
  • What is LinkedIn all about?? How to Set up your account and create your public profile Start networking to gain connections. Search for people, companies, and jobs. Create target company lists. Gain contacts and information about the company. Preparing and gaining interviews.
  • LinkedIn is a great tool for networking. Both for personal use and professionals. Three degrees of separation based on same concept as 6 degrees of separation. Creation of profile is important to allow contacts to search and find you. Associated with Profile is references, education, picture, groups and introductions. Introductions allows direct contacts to introduce you to second or third level contacts Many recruiters search LinkedIn for potential candidates
  • Allow students to connect with me or just join LinkedIn. Talk about free, and paid subscriptions Consideration of privacy, contact levels, and you will be searched by others. Create your initial profile
  • Take what you have learned from the Resume class and marketing materials class from Saddleback Church Can cut and paste to build your profile.
  • What job are you looking for?? Use title Talk about pros and cons of photo. Spend a few minutes on education. Most people exaggerate their education. Recommendations: 4-8 Groups and Associations. Important topic for meeting people.
  • Go over screen shot Discuss action bars and links
  • Important topic Use info learned in Step # 4 to enhance networking capability.
  • Groups and Associations You can join Saddleback church.. Start now.
  • Market yourself by increasing your visibility.. Add connections by inviting people to be a direction contact. Create website url, Include your website on business cards, and emails to friends and colleagues. Ask questions. You get 5 introductions free. Discuss techniques to not use up introductions.
  • Screen Shot: First, second, and third degrees away.
  • Search for: People. Names may not be enough. May need to insert company names or other keywords. Perform job search. Same as other job boards. Advanced Search. Very powerful tool.
  • Screen shot of Advanced Search. Go over selections boxes with examples.
  • Explanation of job boards where current job s are listed. Remember only 20% of all job are posted. If you find a job on a job board it is better to go to company website and apply. Keeps paperwork from nesting from server to server. Research company while at the website. Generate target list of companies. Can find list of companies on Company task bar. Industry and location. Call friend or colleagues for help on what companies culture, working conditions, and overall morale of the people at the company. Research companies on internet/library, and LinkedIn Join associations, group, special interest groups 80% of the jobs are not posted.
  • Creating Target company list. Explain how to start and set up criteria for selection.
  • Preparing for interviews: Check on company and people. Important to have information concerning interviewers before attending interview. Good to have in your arsenal for creating a collaborative interview.
  • Follow instructions above to get interviews
  • Briefly go over some of the applications. Not important to get into details. Most people may not even use some of these features. As most people use LinkedIn more they can become more aware of the utility of these applications.
  • Contact hiring managers – ideal Invite friends and colleagues out to lunch. Ask about the company, culture, working conditions, morale, management. Many jobs are not posted Always do good and share with others. Doing God&apos;s Will.
  • Q &amp; A..
  • Thank you!
  • Linked In class for Saddleback Church Career Ministry

    1. 1. Chris Hussey June 29, 2009 The power of Networking Proverbs 3: 5-6 “ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.”
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Upon completion of this module, you will be able to navigate on the LinkedIn website and learn how to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your own Public Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use LinkedIn for your own Networking by seeking opportunities and inviting people to your “network” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for people , companies and jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire advanced search information about recruiters and companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare for upcoming interviews </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction to LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Set up </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Public Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Networking through LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Searching activities (people, companies, jobs) </li></ul><ul><li>Target companies </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for Interviews through LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews through LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
    4. 4. Introduction to LinkedIn <ul><li>Networking tool for professionals </li></ul><ul><li>42 million subscribers worldwide in 200 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Based on 3 degrees of separation </li></ul><ul><li>100,000+ recruiters </li></ul><ul><li>Provides public profile </li></ul><ul><li>More connections greater search capability </li></ul><ul><li>Originally built to find talent for Venture Capital (VC) backed companies </li></ul><ul><li>Used by most anyone-customers, personnel departments, recruiters, associates, friends … </li></ul>
    5. 5. Set Up <ul><li>www.linkedIn.com (Join) or </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Chris Hussey: email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No Fee </li></ul><ul><li>Initial profile </li></ul><ul><li>Things to consider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Contact levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Will be searched by others </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Public Profile <ul><li>Use info from Career Coaching Marketing Materials and Resume class (Step 2) </li></ul><ul><li>PAIN </li></ul><ul><li>- P assions </li></ul><ul><li>- A ccomplishments (Problem Action Result) </li></ul><ul><li>- I nterests </li></ul><ul><li>- N eeds </li></ul>
    7. 7. Public Profile (cont’d) <ul><li>What job you are after (“Marketing Sales Professional”) </li></ul><ul><li>Photo of yourself (good idea) </li></ul><ul><li>Current / past companies </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Specialties </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Groups & Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Honors & Awards </li></ul>
    8. 8.
    9. 9. Networking <ul><li>Use info from Career Coaching Networking (Step 4) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet someone new - add them to your network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career Phase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking (working or not) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for opportunities to network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helping People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I help you? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Getting Connected </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Associates & Groups </li></ul></ul>
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    11. 11. Networking (cont’d) <ul><li>Increase visibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improve your connect ability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create personalized website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>( http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrishussey ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include link to your email signature </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask for Advice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Who’s a good, fast, and cheap patent lawyer? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introductions - 5 Free </li></ul>
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    13. 13. Searching Activities <ul><li>People Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find friends and colleagues from your past </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies, location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Titles (Talent Acquisition, Recruiter, Human Resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employees in your network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul></ul>
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    15. 15. Target Companies <ul><li>Use Info from Career Coaching Outreach Plan (Step 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Generate target lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call friends & colleagues for information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research on internet / library / LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Company Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find posting and apply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research company </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join special interest groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many jobs are not ever posted or advertised </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Job Boards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monster, CareerBuilder, Ladders, Dice, Job Finder, indeed.com, Jobs.com </li></ul></ul>
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    17. 17. Preparing for Interviews Through LinkedIn <ul><li>Perform “reverse” company/people reference checks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check on potential boss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People involved in Interview process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check on recruiters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search job titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Short description of company </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Popular profiles, new hires, past employees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing where they went to school, acquaintances, sports, and hobbies helps you connect </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Interviews Through LinkedIn <ul><li>Use Info from Career Coaching Networking (Step 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Find Job posting on Job Boards - Apply for position </li></ul><ul><li>Perform Advanced Search - LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company Name, your area code </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lists all people in your network at that company </li></ul><ul><li>If you know a person - Ideal . Give them a call </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise: Include Company Name, Local to your area code, Job Title. (Recruiter) </li></ul><ul><li>All recruiters will be listed at that company. </li></ul><ul><li>Call them and check if they have your resume. Indicate you are perfect for the job. Engage in conversation. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Future Steps <ul><li>Applications – Free </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Share Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Company Buzz </li></ul><ul><li>Polls </li></ul><ul><li>Word Press </li></ul><ul><li>Google Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>My Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Links </li></ul><ul><li>Huddle Workspaces </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Box.net Files </li></ul>
    20. 20. Call to Action <ul><li>Build and or strengthen your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Meet people and build your network </li></ul><ul><li>Search your target companies </li></ul><ul><li>Research in preparation for interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to hiring manager if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Take friend or colleague out to lunch ( Ask about the company, they can pass your resume along to hiring manager) </li></ul><ul><li>Many jobs are not posted </li></ul><ul><li>Network, Network, Network! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hebrews 13:16 “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased” </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>Questions & Answers? </li></ul>
    22. 22. Thank you!

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