How To Use LinkedIn To Find A Job In 10 Slides - LinkedIn Job


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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.

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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How To Use LinkedIn To Find A Job In 10 Slides - LinkedIn Job

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