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This is the slideset from a presention I gave to the WWNG, a Grenoble, France based English language social networking group. In the presentation, I share 8 tips on optimizing your LinkedIn profile to ...

This is the slideset from a presention I gave to the WWNG, a Grenoble, France based English language social networking group. In the presentation, I share 8 tips on optimizing your LinkedIn profile to get the most out of this powerful, online, networking community.

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    Link In to LinkedIn Link In to LinkedIn Presentation Transcript

    • Link In to LinkedIn
      Kelly Rigotti for the WorkingWomen’s Network Grenoble
      17 March, 2011
    • …thathelpsyou
      • Optimizeyour web presence,
      • Create a strong online brand and
      • Network effectively
      8 Tips for Creating a LinkedIn Profile…
    • 1. GetYour Profile to 100%
    • 1. GetYour Profile to 100%
      Job title, geographic location, industry
      Fill out all categories (experiencenotably)
      Request & post 3 recommendations on your profile
      Make sure your contact information is up-to-date!
    • Tips & Tricks
      You can drag and drop most sections on your profile to highlightwhatyouconsider to bemost important.
      For the multi-lingual amongst us, add ‘Languages’ to your profile.
      Use job descriptions in yourfield to writedescribeyourprofessionalexperience
    • Tips & Tricks
      Customize the textthatappears for yourwebsite by choosing ‘Other’
    • 2. Goodies & Extras
      Add goodies and extras to your profile, to giveit extra flair!
      Books you’rereading
      Your RSS feed
      Presentations (SlideShare& Google)
      Travel plans
      Companybuzz
      Lawyerrankings

    • 2. Goodies & Extras
    • 3. Contacts & Connections
      What’syourrule for creating connections?
    • 3. Contacts & Connections
      What’syourrule for creating connections?
      Will youaccept all connections that are requested of you?
      Will youconnectonlywith people thatyou have met personally and workedwithprofessionally?
      Or willyoufind a middle ground?
      Onlyyoucanchoose the best solution for your networking needs. (I tend towards the middle.)
    • 3. Contacts & Connections
      Buildyour connections!
      Import your connections into LinkedIn
      (a good way to validateyour email database)
    • 3. Contacts & Connections
      Buildyour connections!
      Searchyour email account
    • 3. Contacts & Connections
      Buildyour connections!
      Look for classmates, colleagues and people youmay know
    • 3. Contacts & Connections
      Tip!
      Subscribing to the LinkedIn updates by email willgiveyou a weekly ‘Heads-Up’ of your contacts’ new activity…
      Responding to people’s news allowsyou to create and re-enforce connections.
    • 4. LinkedIn Groups
      Join & participate in groups whichreflectyourinterests
      Ratherthanjoining a large number of groups, choosejust a few and participateactively
      Sign up for group emails
      Choose the order of your groups, and whichonesappear on your profile
    • 4. LinkedIn Groups
    • 5. Create & Attend Events
    • 6. Ask for & GiveRecommendations
      3 recommendations are needed to getyour profile to 100%
      Everyrecommendationyougiveappears on your profile
      You canchoosewhichrecommendationsyoureceiveappear on yourprofile, and ask people to edit or rewrite theirrecommendations of you
      Try to getrecommendations for supervisors, supervisées and colleagues. And do the same!
    • 7. Companies on LinkedIn
      Followcompanies to stayabreast of company news
    • 8. Twitter
      Addyour Twitter account to your LinkedIn profile
      But use itsparingly! Choose the hashtag option. This will help avoidinnundatingyour contacts with all yourTwitter messages.
    • 8. Twitter
    • LinkedIn.com/in/KellyRigotti
      Thankyou for your time!