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  • 1. By: Alex Bazzell
  • 2. What Is LinkedIn?  LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 80 million users  LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals  YouTube Video: What is LinkedIn?
  • 3. Details Are Key  Put as much detail on your profile as possible, including work experience, education, relevant associates, hobbies ect.  Location is key because recruiters look for candidates close to their site  Don’t forget to upload a classy photo, so they can put a face to your name (Don’t put up a picture of yourself bonging a beer in your halloween outfit)
  • 4. Connect More  Constantly ask to connect with people you deal with on a daily basis  Try to connect with as many costumers as possible as well  Connect with customers so that you can sell yourself, because it’s easier to do that than a product
  • 5. Get Involved In Groups and Discussions  This is key to gain a high profile and get noticed  Ask questions, answer questions, link up news articles and other relevant information  If you add value to others, you will be noticed by people in your industry  Don’t go overboard, you want to come across as helpful not annoying
  • 6. Get Recommendations  Having professionals vouch for you goes a long way  People to ask would be colleagues, your manager, and even friends if relevant  Some employers will not accept applications from individuals with anything less than 10 recommendations
  • 7. Check Out A Company’s Stats And Trends  You can figure out how many people a company employs  You can see if they have hired or fired recently as well as where these people came from/went to  If you see a large amount of people leaving, you might want to reconsider that offer
  • 8. Personalize Your LinkedIn Page  There is an option of making your public profile have your name in the URL  Instead of having a bunch of random letters at the end of your URL, it can look something like www.linkedin.com/in/alexbazzell  This is also open to google and other search engines, as it becomes your public profile
  • 9. Visibility Settings  Everytime you look at a profile, this person can see that you paid a visit  It is recommended you change this setting to invisible  If it shows that you have been checking out a potential interviewer numerous times during a day, it may make you look a bit desperate/creepy
  • 10. Works CitedGibbons, Kevin. "10 LinkedIn Tips to Optimise Your Profile | SEOptimise." Search Engine Marketing & UK SEO Agency | SEOptimise. 30 Sept. 2009. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://www.seoptimise.com/blog/2009/09/10-tips-to-optimise-your-linkedin-profile.html>. Hazelwood, Janel. "Your Virtual Career: 5 Tips to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile - BLACK ENTERPRISE." - BLACK ENTERPRISE. 30 Aug. 2010. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://www.blackenterprise.com/careers/2010/08/30/your-virtual-career-5-tips-to- maximize- your-linkedin-profile/>. Howland, Bryan. “Leverage LinkedIn to Manage Your Relationships.” Social Media News, Strategy, Tools, and Techniques. 18 Oct. 2010. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://socialmediatoday.com/bryanhowland1/205768/leverage-linkedin-manage-your- relationships>. LinkedIn. "What Is LinkedIn?" LinkedIn Learning Center. 24 Mar. 2010. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://learn.linkedin.com/what-is-linkedin/>. Sundberg, Jorgen. "9 Ways to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile | The Undercover Recruiter." The Undercover Recruiter | Job Search and Career Secrets. 15 Aug. 2009. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://www.theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/9-ways-maximize-your-linkedin-profile>. Walker, Lyndsey. “What Is LinkedIn?” LinkedIn Learning Center. 29 Apr. 2009. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://learn.linkedin.com/what-is-linkedin/>. Thesis: Maximizing your LinkedIn profile can be key to getting a good job and even make you stand out among other applicants.

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