LinkedIn for Professionals: The Power of Connection

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The Power Of Connection. You ever heard of six degrees of separation or it is not what you know but who you know. Well this slide presentation is to demonstrate the top ten things, in my opinion, to …

The Power Of Connection. You ever heard of six degrees of separation or it is not what you know but who you know. Well this slide presentation is to demonstrate the top ten things, in my opinion, to use LinkedIn to connect.

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  • 1. LinkedIn
  • 2. LinkedIn for Professionalsby: Jessica Grammer
  • 3. Connection Breaker
  • 4. Connection Breaker I need a volunteer?
  • 5. Power of Connection is the world’s largestprofessional network that connects you toyour trusted contacts and helps youexchange knowledge, ideas, andopportunities with a broader network ofprofessionals.
  • 6. LinkedIn started out in the living room of co-founder Reid Hoffman in 2002.
  • 7. The site officially launched on May 5, 2003. At theend of the first month in operation, LinkedIn had a total of 4,500 members in the network.
  • 8. The site officially launched on May 5, 2003. At the end of the first month in operation, LinkedIn had a total of 4,500 members in the network.Now... professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at arate faster than 2 new members per second with a totalof.... 135m+ professionals around the world as of November 3, 2011
  • 9. More than 2million companieshave LinkedIn Pages
  • 10. LinkedIn counts executives from all 2011 Fortune 500 companies as members; itscorporate hiring solutions are used by 75 of the Fortune 100 companies. 25% 75% Fortune 100 Companies Using LinkedIn Hiring Solutions Fortune 100 Companies NOT Using LinkedIn Hiring Solutions
  • 11. More than40,00developers areusing LinkedInAPIs to create innovative tools and services for professionals,averaging overtwo billion API calls per month.
  • 12. As of September 30, 2011, mobile page views account for more than11 of total member %visits to LinkedIn.
  • 13. Top Ten Ways To Use LinkedIn
  • 14. 1. Optimize Your Profile
  • 15. 2. Keyword Optimization
  • 16. 3. Groups MemphisSocial MediaNetworking
  • 17. 4. Search Companies & Job Opportunities
  • 18. 5. Share Articles Updates News Connections Books Q&A Groups New Hires JobOpportunities Twitter Companies
  • 19. Who 6. RecommendWhatWhenWhere
  • 20. 7. Answer search Narrow throughconnections
  • 21. 8. GET A JOB!
  • 22. 9. Link BarCamp Shoutout #1 BarCamp Shoutout #2
  • 23. 10. Connect
  • 24. Connect People!!!
  • 25. Questions? Connect with me Twitter: @Jgrammerhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicagrammer