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Greendale Jobs Club - Top 7 reasons to use LinkedIn for Job Seekers

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Greendale Jobs Club - Top 7 reasons to use LinkedIn for Job Seekers

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  • 1. LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Greendale Jobs Club presents the top 7 reasons to use LinkedIn www.linkedin.com
  • 2. LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Content Overview  Free to use  Searchable online CV  Get endorsed and recommended by your colleagues  Use it to research a company and it’s employees  Network and target the right people in your industry  Keep up to date within your sector  Job searching
  • 3. LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it It’s Free A free LinkedIn profile lets you do the following:  Build a large trusted professional network  Request and provide recommendations  Create a professional presence on the web  Request up to 5 introductions at a time  Search for and view profiles of other LinkedIn users  Receive unlimited emails  View 100 results per search  Save up to 3 job searches and get weekly job alerts
  • 4. LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Searchable online CVYour LinkedIn profile can be used as an online CV. The benefitsare: Employers can search and find you using keywords in your CV Frequent updates shows employers that you are active It increases your visibility on Google search results. A ‘Greendale Jobs Club’ goggle search shows our LinkedInpage as the 2nd result 
  • 5. LinkedIn Top 7 reasons to use itEndorsements and recommendations  4 times more likely to have your profile viewed if you have endorsements *  Much like references, recommendations and endorsements increases your credibility * http://blog.linkedin.com/2013/03/06/1-billion-endorsements-given-on-linkedin-infographic/
  • 6. LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use itCompany and people research  Search people or companies  Find who works for specific companies  1857 companies using LinkedIn in Dublin *  148,665 people using LinkedIn in Dublin  3392 Human Resource people using LinkedIn in Dublin * Found using keyword ‘Dublin’ and searching for companies
  • 7. LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Network and targeting  Target specific people found in your search  See how you are connected to them; check for shared connections  Ask for an introduction if you know someone connected to them  Check what groups they are in and if they are active participants  Get involved in the group and voice your expertise  Personalise your messages; say how you know them, why you want to connect with them
  • 8. LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Keep up to date  LinkedIn has a vast amount of industry information  Join groups specific to your industry and add value  See what your connections are doing. Is there an opportunity to add your skill set?  Chat with your connections. They will keep you in mind should a job arise
  • 9. LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Job searching  Tell your network you are looking for work  Average user has 100 connections. That links to 3,889,317+ connections  Use the job search feature www.linkedin.com/jobs  You can search by location, experience level, company, job title, job function, salary, industry and date posted
  • 10. LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Link in with us We will be updating our blog with a ‘how to’ reference guide to putting the 7 reasons to use LinkedIn into practice. www.facebook.com/GreendaleJobsClub www.linkedin.com/in/GreendaleJobsClub www.greendalejobsclub.wordpress.com www.twitter.com/GreendaleJC