Recruiting SolutionsStand up…and stay standing IF… You have a LinkedIn profile You have more than 50 connections You’ve logged in at least once in the last 7 days You’ve used LinkedIn to research companies / people You’ve used LinkedIn to search for positions You joined a group You have a LinkedIn premium account You received an InMail from a prospective employer
Recruiting SolutionsWhy members come to LinkedInIdentityProfessionalprofile of record4Connect, findand be foundNetworkingBe great atwhat you doInsights
Recruiting SolutionsDo’s and Don’t Do…– introduce yourself– Describe your experience and abilities– Use keywords (skills)– Keep it clean (simple)– Keep it up to-date– Share information / links Don’t– Copy and past your CV (or job description)– Be sloppy (spelling and punctuation matter!)– Lie
Recruiting SolutionsAdd a photo... It’s harder to forget a face…
Recruiting SolutionsWrite a personalised tagline• Your professional Headline and Brand• It follows your name in search hit lists.• It grabs the business decision maker in the first 3 seconds
Recruiting SolutionsCreate your ‘Elevator’ Pitch• Use the Summary section to engage readers.• Max 5 –10 seconds to…– capture their attention– showcase what you represent– sell yourself!
Recruiting SolutionsHighlight your skills and expertise• Keywords will help recruiters find you• Research on what employers are looking forward and add the skillsthat you have Insert video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAkMAd6rH3A
Recruiting SolutionsBe found! SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is very important on LinkedIn so optimise yourprofile with keywords related to your position and the role you want. Think like a recruiter and what they would search for Be specific and don’t lie
Recruiting SolutionsMake your profile public No point in keeping a great profile a state secret!
Recruiting Solutions‘Stand out’ from the crowd…add sections Find on edit profile below the print button– Relevant qualifications– Info on courses you’ve done– Languages– Honours & awards– Add in publications
Recruiting SolutionsBuild a network! What’s your connection strategy?– Colleagues– College / university– Friends– People you may know Goals for connecting– Career services, support groups, recruiters, HR leaders– Personalize your connection request! Spend 9 minutes a week developing your network
Recruiting SolutionsGet recommended You are more likely to geta recommendation ifyou give one Ask for meaningfulrecommendations Request Specifics Be careful who you ask (yourmother doesn’t count!)
Recruiting SolutionsTo add it to signatures, business cards, collateral and moreClaim and customise your unique URL
Recruiting SolutionsPrepare for interviews… Research the interviewers and company – profiles, company pages,LinkedIn Today, Groups Benchmark look at peers already holding the role Match your skills and communication style to the company Apply using similar tone and language
Recruiting SolutionsGet recommended by people you’ve helpedAsk for meaningful recommendationsIf you’ve added value to others, they’ll reciprocateRequest Specifics
Recruiting Solutions 305 things you should do in the next 24 hoursEnhance your personal profile & brand - Fill inyour employment history & your educationAdd your classmates or colleagues or friendsAdd a photo – it’s harder to forget a faceAdd a public urlJoin an alumni or networking group