Linked In For Job SearchersPresentation Transcript
for Job Searchers
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Founded by Reid Hoffman in 2003
With over 55 million users in 200 countries, LinkedIn®is the most widely used business-networking site on the planet.
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.
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!
Today we’re going to talk about: What is LinkedIn® all about?
Today we’re going to talk about: What is LinkedIn® all about? How you can create a stunning and professional profile on LinkedIn®.
Today we’re going to talk about: What is LinkedIn® all about? How you can create a stunning and professional profile on LinkedIn®. What you can do to make LinkedIn® work for you.
What is LinkedIn® all about? www.linkedin.com
Creating a stunning and professional profile. www.linkedin.com
The headline is the first thing people see. Make it great.
The biggest make mistake people make is not including a professional picture.
Our chance to highlight who we are and what we have to offer.
DON’T copy andpaste your resume. Describe your job and what you did.
Include all education, degrees, certification, and training.
Tell about professional organization involvement, not personal.
Make sure you include your contact information. Your settings allow you to control who sees this information.
Contact Settings let employers know the types of jobs you would consider.
View My Profile allows you to see how your connections see your profile.
Settings allow you to have control over your profile.
As a job searcher, your public profile setting is very important.
The boxes you check determine what potential employers can see about you without having to be your connection.
Make LinkedIn® work for you.
Join groups related to your profession, interests, industry, and clients.
Request recommendations from former employers, co-workers, and clients.
Do NOT use the canned invitation. You are asking someone to endorse your work, be personal.
The best way to attract recommendations is to give them. BUT, only give them when they are deserved.
When complete, our LinkedIn profiles are representative of who we are.
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.
Invite connections only when your profile is complete. Fully complete. Who do you connect with? Co-workers (current and former), clients, vendors, former employers, fellow professionals, and credible friends and family members. Remember, this is a professional representation of yourself. Who you acquaint yourself with is critical.
Do NOT use the canned LinkedIn invitation ‘personal note.’ Greet, remind how you know each other, and give a reason why to connect.
Participate in Questions & Answers to earn credibility.