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  • This is a great way to connect with others who share your passions. Plus, LinkedIn research found that 1 in 5 hiring managers has hired a candidate based in part on volunteer experience.
  • Expanding your personal footprint on LinkedIn – how to stand out?
    Join Groups: position as thought leader in industry
    Follow Company: receive (targeted updates)
    Sharing Insights: status updates, keep profile up-to-date

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  • 1. Veteran Job Seekers ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
  • 2. LinkedIn For Veteran Job Seekers 02 03 Develop your professional network Find Job Opportunities 01 Establish your online professional identity  Optimize Your Profile  Get Recommended  Grow Your Network  Share Insights  Join Groups  Follow Companies  Jobs Page  Company Career Pages  Job Seeker Subscription
  • 3. STEP #1 Establ ishing your onl ine professional ident i ty
  • 4. Optimize Your Profile 1. Short term experience 2. Ongoing involvement 3. Strategic level advising ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 4 01 Customize your URL 1. Job & career highlights 2. Company & industry notes 3. Personal Notes
  • 5. Customize Your URL Easily direct people to your LinkedIn profile ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 5 01 Alan Cordero Scrappy Innovative Sales Management Professional and People Developer San Francisco Bay Area l Internet www.linkedin.com/in/acordero
  • 6. Write a Summary Your elevator pitch describing your skills, passion, and goals ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 6 01 Job and Career Highlights I have practiced corporate law in New York for 10 years. During this time, I represented Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller nonprofits through our pro bono practice. This great variety of clients taught me the legal needs organizations hold in common as well as the variety of perspectives in the legal professional. A personal highlight was being named pro bono attorney of the year in 2010. Company and Industry Notes I served in the United States Army as a paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Iraq and Afghanistan. I deployed to the Afghani-Pakistani border, participated in numerous combat missions, and coordinated a number of local reconstruction projects over the next year. I was honorably discharged in 2008. Personal Notes In the army, I learned resilience and perseverance and I dearly miss the adaptive persistence of my fellow soldiers and ability to find positivity and humor in difficult times. I attended undergrad at the University of Virginia and I hold a JD from Yale Law School.
  • 7. Volunteer & Causes Experiences Spay/Neuter Clinic Volunteer San Francisco SPCA Animal Welfare I spend a couple Saturdays throughout year working at the East Bay, Oakland chapter of the SPCA volunteering at the Spay/Neuter Clinic. Volunteer duties include: prep of surgical instruments, cleaning, monitoring and caring for animals after surgery and whatever else is needed with direction from the full-time staff. ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 7 01 Short Term Experience Ongoing Involvement Strategic Level Advising Volunteer San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center August 2009 – June 2010 (11 months) l Health • Assisted in a study on mannequin doctor training • Observed over 20 surgical procedures such as open hip and brain operations • Escorted patients in wheelchairs and gurneys through the hospital to either clinics or rooms Member, Advisory Board Venture For America 2012 – Present (1 year) l Greater New York City Area Innovative fellowship program that places top college graduates in start-ups for two years in low-cost U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  • 8. Military Skills Translator ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 8 01 Need help? This site will translate your military skills, experience and training, and you can then add to your LinkedIn page. https://mst.vaforvets.va.gov/mst/va/mos-translator
  • 9. Get Endorsed Most Endorsed For… ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 9 01 Adding skills and expertise makes it easy for your connections to endorse you for your knowledge and strengths, and helps you show up in relevant searches. 99+ Intelligence Analysis 57 National Security 47 Leadership 35 Government
  • 10. Get Recommended by Former Colleagues and Clients Ask some of your connections – like other service members and former colleagues – to write recommendations of your work. “ 3 3 Remind them of your 3 ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 10 01 Annabelle Larsen Executive Officer at USAF Reserves Darrell was an outstanding manager. We worked together during a time of transition on the Air Staff at the Pentagon and throughout the process Darrell kept a level head and a big-picture perspective, ensuring everyone focused on the tasks central to success. He maintained a sense of calm in an otherwise tense environment. March 7, 2011, Lisa worked indirectly for Darrell at United States Air Force Tips on getting good recommendations Request with a soft approach past projects and accomplishments Request from a variety of different position levels
  • 11. STEP #2 Developing your professional network
  • 12. 01 Grow Your Network Reach out to contacts you’ve made and cement those relationships “One of the best pieces of advice I received about 2 years before I retired was to expand my network. That doesn’t mean collecting and distributing business cards. Building your network entails making yourself known to an expanding audience. Specifically, you want to demonstrate your value to your circle of friends, coworkers, classmates and acquaintances, and then expand that circle. The easiest way to do this is to do good work.” -Darrell Brown Manager, NGA 3rd Degree Connections Companies Connections Your Connections ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 12
  • 13. Sharing Insights Update your status with interesting articles, announcements, thoughts, and questions about topics in-line with your professional goals. 1 Brendan Smith LinkedIn Identifies Your Contacts in “Fortune’s Best Companies to work for… cool! LinkedIn Identifies Your Contacts in “Fortune’s Best Companies to… mashable.com • LinkedIn works with Time Inc’s Fortune to introduce widget letting users see who they know in Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For.” Brendan Smith Inspiring discussions w/ Deepak Chopra @ LinkedIn…leadership, spirituality, metaphysics with a dash of quantum mechanics in the context of technology…wow! ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 13 02 Like (12) • Comment (8) • Send a message • Share • 2hr ago Like (1) • Comment(1) • Send a message • Share • 1hr ago
  • 14. Join Groups Demonstrate your industry interests and professional affiliations, meet like-minded people, and have conversations about topics that matter to you. ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 14 02
  • 15. Veteran Mentor Network (Group) ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 15 02 Join a community of veterans, employers, service members, and leaders. The group helps professionals connect with Veterans and provides advice as you look for jobs after your service.
  • 16. Follow Companies ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 16 02 Stay up-to-date with company operations, current news, products and services, employees, job opportunities and more, while also showing your interest in specific companies.
  • 17. STEP #3 Finding Job Oppor tuni t ies
  • 18. Find Open Opportunities ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 18 03 Find jobs by keyword, title, company, postal code, function, industry, years of experience and date posted using advanced search.
  • 19. Take Advantage of Company’s Career Pages ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 19 03 Follow companies to signal your interest in working for them.
  • 20. Job Seeker Subscription (Search) ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 20 03 LinkedIn provides a free Job Seeker Subscription ($300 value) to every US Veteran. Register for your upgrade today. • Find and InMail recruiters/hiring managers outside of your network. • Signal your active pursuit of a new opportunity with a Job Seeker badge. • See a larger list of who’s viewed your profile. • Rise to the top of search results as a featured candidate. • See how you stack up to other candidates through rankings. https://specialedition.linkedin.com/veteran-job-seeker/
  • 21. Best Advice “I relied heavily on my professional network during my transition from the military to a civilian career. Through LinkedIn I was able to expand my network and interact with professionals in the trade space I was interested in entering. I received two job interviews as a direct result of my LinkedIn connections. Additionally, I used my LinkedIn network to evaluate potential employees and to get a sense of different company cultures.” Meet Darrell Brown Manager l Deputy NST Chief l Mentor Springfield, Virginia l Defense & Space ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 21
  • 22. More Resources Transition Assistance Program (TAP) TAP is offered on most military installations. It is usually 2-3 days of seminars and briefings on how to transition into the civilian world. They cover everything from writing resumes, interviewing, and how to dress in the civilian world. USAJOBS.com For Service members interested in government positions I would recommend building a profile on USAJOBS.com. The site provides job seekers with email alerts for job openings that meet the users preselected criteria. Others There are also websites geared towards personnel with security clearances (ClearanceJobs.com and Intelligencecareers.com). Darrell Brown posted his resume on these sites and received regular solicitation from recruiters who saw his resume on the sites. ©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 22