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Many people have a Profile on LinkedIn and some connections, but don't know how to use LinkedIn to find a new job or to advance in their career. …

Many people have a Profile on LinkedIn and some connections, but don't know how to use LinkedIn to find a new job or to advance in their career.

This presentation shows where the power of LinkedIn is and how to tap into it to find a new job or a new function.

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  • 1. To Find a New Job In 10 slides @LinkedinBook
  • 2. Set a step back!
    • First define your goals:
      • Where do you want to go with your career?
      • What do you expect from a new job?
      • What kind of function or role do you want?
      • What kind of organisation do you want to work for?
      • Which industry appeals to you?
      • Where do you want to work?
    • Then ask yourself: who are the people in the best position to help me reach my goals?
  • 3. Fundamental principle of networking The REAL power is in the 2 nd degree
    • The real power of the network is in the second degree.
    • The real power is in the network of your network.
    • So don ' t focus on your own network, but ask them to introduce you to their network!
  • 4. Single most important " feature " of LinkedIn
    • LinkedIn shows the connections between people.
    • LinkedIn shows you which of your own contacts can introduce you to their connections who know them.
    • LinkedIn allows you to easily tap into the power of the 2 nd (or 3 rd ) degree.
    • LinkedIn eliminates " cold " calling.
  • 5. 5 Steps Success Strategy
    • Define a specific goal
    • Think of the people in the best position to help you reach your goal
    • Use " Advanced Search "
    • Look at the list for common contacts
    • Ask the person you have the best relationship with for a Magic Mail
  • 6. Building your " basic " network in 3 steps
    • BECAUSE you need a " basic " or first degree network first before you can tap into the power of the second degree / the power of LinkedIn.
    • Upload the contacts from your email program to LinkedIn.
    • Connect with (old) colleagues and (old) classmates using LinkedIn tools.
    • Join the Groups which are in line with your goals, for example:
      • People with the function/role that interests you
      • Professional organisations
      • Trade organisations
      • Recruiters
      • Alumni associations of your college or previous employer(s).
  • 7. Find the people that can help you
    • Search on their name (if you know their names)
    • Use Advanced Search with the parameters you have used to make your goal clear (for example: location, industry, function, key words)
    • Browse in the network of your connections
    • Look in the member lists of the Groups you joined
    • Use " Companies "
  • 8. An attractive Profile
    • Use a neutral (professional) headshot; no holiday pictures
    • Your " Professional Headline " is very important so use words that describe your expertise and that invite to read the rest of your Profile
    • Always use " I " and not " he/she "
    • Spread the information evenly throughout your Profile:
      • Some interesting facts in Summary (concise – no jargon)
      • Expertise in Specialties (here you can use jargon and abbreviations)
      • Per function (Experience): more elaborate description of the specific results you were responsible for and the projects you worked on
  • 9. Some do's and don'ts
    • Be proactive. Just making a Profile is (most of the times) not enough.
    • Build relationships. Even if they are not the right person, they might be able to introduce you to the people who hire or recruit you.
    • Be active in Groups and help others: this will raise your visibility and credibility.
    • Use JobInsider and other free LinkedIn tools.
    • Start building your network NOW and spend each week some time expanding and maintaining your network.
  • 10.
    • 42 tips to make your profile stand out
    • THE tool outside LinkedIn that makes your network work for you
    • 10 strategies to find a new job
    • Passive, active and proactive strategies to be found
    • 31 answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs)
    • 30 little known features that can make or break your results with LinkedIn
    • 11 tools to save time
    • Then download the FREE book " How to REALLY use LinkedIn (2 nd edition) " :
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