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Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers
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Using LinkedIn - Job Seekers


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  • 1. USING social networking IN your job search
    Presented by Anthony Furino
  • 2. LinkedIn
    What is Linked In?
    Online networking site that allows you connect to other professionals, search for jobs, and perform company research.
    Why use LinkedIn?
    LinkedIn is not only being used by those that are out of work but also those who are currently employed, so build your network now to make securing a job later easier
  • 3. LinkedIn
    Create a profile
    Build your network
    Get recommended
    Search for jobs
    Expand your network
  • 4. Creating Your Profile
    Your profile acts as an enhanced resume to recruiters, employers and other users
    Start with your name
    Only give first and last names
    Include certifications if appropriate
  • 5. Creating Your Profile
    Professional Headline
    Think of this as a quick pitch to a prospective employer
    Include job titles, top skills, keywords
    Be clear and to the point
  • 6. Creating Your Profile
    Let your network know what you are up to
    Looking for a job? Let all your connections know by clicking Update
    New accomplishments/activities/involvements?
    Try to update once a week
  • 7. Creating Your Profile
    Profile URL
    Change your personal LinkedIn web address to something more personalized and less complex
    Can be used in your e-mail signature so that you can give an easy link to your profile to anyone you are communicating with online
  • 8. Creating Your Profile
    Profile Picture
    Makes you look more personable and approachable
    Smiling is good!
    Shows confidence regardless of your age
  • 9. Creating Your Profile
    Your chance to tell stories of your achievements throughout your career, highlighting skills as you tell them
    Showcase your skills by writing about what you do for a living
    Use keywords
    Don’t use keywords just because.
    Your summary should be well written not a laundry list of job duties
    If you are unsure of keywords to use browse other people’s profiles in the same job or industry.
    Use white space and write in short paragraphs to make it easier to read online
  • 10. Creating Your Profile
    Don’t simply list your job duties
    Elaborate on them by describing how you use your skills to perform certain job tasks
    If you want bullet points in this section you will need to copy and paste from a word processing program
    Along with the school name, dates attended, and area of study, include a list of activities, groups and associations you were involved with
  • 11. Creating Your Profile
    Use for web sites you maintain or have been featured on showing off your skills
    Be sure to either put the name of the web site (if the site’s subject matter is obvious) or give a short description so it entices the viewer to click on
    Career interests and aspirations
  • 12. Creating Your Profile
    Join groups that you plan on staying involved with
    May represent your career interests
    Specific Geographic Location
    May choose not to display group affiliation on your profile
  • 13. Creating Your Profile
    Contact Settings
    May choose to display your phone number(s), email address, etc.
    Specify whether or not you will accept requests from people you do not know and what the best method of reaching you is
    These can showcase your expertise through blogs (Bloglines) or slideshow presentations (Google Presentations or Slide Share)
    Anytime you edit your blog or slideshow it will be updated on your LinkedIn profile
  • 14. Build Your Network
    Your network is comprised of everyone you are directly connected to along with those people’s connections to the 3rd degree
  • 15. Build Your Network
    Add Connections (button located on left sidebar above your name)
    Start with who you know
    With LinkedIn you can search for contacts in your email address books to see if any them are members
    Connect with co-workers from current or previous jobs.
    Connect with college classmates
  • 16. Build Your Network
    You can only connect with direct connections (1st degree)
    If you would like to connect with others you must be introduced through one of your 1st degree connections
    Advanced Search
    Search for people with like career interests
    You can search by job title, keyword, location…
  • 17. Get Recommended
    What is a recommendation?
    Professional endorsements and testimonials
    Who Should I Ask For Recommendations?
    Ask your current or previous coworkers
    These people need to know your skills, accomplishments and abilities
    Get at least one recommendation from each of your previous jobs listed under Experience section
    Recommendations from managers and supervisors are preferred but those from coworkers at the same level are also beneficial
  • 18. Get Recommended
    Quality over Quantity
    All recommendations will be displayed on your profile so it is best not to have a lot of these clogging up your page, which may discourage people from reading on.
    Rejecting Recommendations
    If you receive one that does not fit your current job skills or highlight your job goals, feel free to reject and request a replacement that represents you fittingly
  • 19. Get Recommended
    Return the Favor
    Make sure that you include your relationship to that person
    Recommendations that you write for others reveal your character and are another way for you to look good to LinkedIn “recruiters” –usually hiring managers, HR workers, etc.
  • 20. Search For Jobs
    Search for professional and executive-level jobs listed on LinkedIn or perform a search powered by Simply Hired from within LinkedIn
    Basic Search
    Search by keyword/job title
    Advanced Search
    Search by location, company, industry…
    Company Connections
    Within the search results it tells you who the job was posted by – look for people that are in your network that you can connect with or get introduced to
    1st and 2nd degree connections are preferred
  • 21. Search For Jobs
    Company Research
    Don’t know what companies will hire someone in your career field? – Do a people search but don’t use names use career fields or job titles and look and see where people are working with titles/interests similar to your own
    Perform a company search to get information about them (company description, new hires, recent promotions, past employees, job openings, news, etc.)
    Current employees will tell you if any of them are in your network or one of your connections
    Job Search or Networking?
    Ideally LinkedIn is used for networking with people in these companies with job openings, but there are application links now (Apply Now)
  • 22. Expand Your Network
    Once you’ve completed your profile and added some primary connections it’s time to network even further
    Can join up to 50 groups
    Find a group in the Groups Directory
    Why join a group?
    Get involved in discussions with other members for a chance to expand your network and make new connections
    Browsing Connections
    Look at others’ professional headlines to see if they may be someone who shares career interests
    Get introduced by your connections
  • 23. Expand Your Network
    Questions & Answers
    On LinkedIn you can ask other members questions
    Great way to network with people with similar interests
    Answer other members’ questions by browsing categories – make sure you are qualified to answer
    Leave your name and e-mail address at the end of your answer so other users can contact you outside of LinkedIn