LinkedIn was officially founded in 2003. The site launched on May 5th (affectionately referred to by employees as "Cinco de LinkedIn") when the five founders invited about 350 of their most important contacts to join. At the end of the first month in operation, LinkedIn had a total of 4,500 members in the network.It took 477 days — almost a year and four months — to gain the first million members. The last million took less than 12 days.
This is your job experience area. Don’t just cut and paste your resume. Instead, DESCRIBE your experience and abilities as you would to someone you just met. Tell them about yourself, but briefly. Help the reader grasp the key points: briefly say what the company does and what you did or do for them.
In these economic times, it has never been more important to set yourself apart from your competition – whether you are searching for a job, building your professional credibility, or trying to expand your client base.<br />
With 80% of businesses claiming to be using LinkedIn as a hiring tool this year, you are giving yourself a huge advantage byattending this workshop today and learning how to make this invaluable tool work for you!<br />
Today we’re going to talk about:<br />What is LinkedIn® all about?<br />
Today we’re going to talk about:<br />What is LinkedIn® all about?<br />How you can create a stunning and professional profile on LinkedIn®.<br />
Today we’re going to talk about:<br />What is LinkedIn® all about?<br />How you can create a stunning and professional profile on LinkedIn®.<br />What you can do to make LinkedIn® work for you.<br />
What is LinkedIn® all about?<br />www.linkedin.com<br />
When complete, our LinkedIn profiles are representative of who we are.<br />
According to Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute, internet and newspapers have a 1-24% success rate, whereas networking yields a 50-86% success rate. <br />
Invite connections only when your profile is complete. Fully complete.<br />Who do you connect with?<br />Co-workers (current and former), clients, vendors, former employers, fellow professionals, and credible friends and family members.<br />Remember, this is a professional representation of yourself. Who you acquaint yourself with is critical.<br />