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LinkedIn: An Introduction

LinkedIn: An Introduction



The first part of a hands-on workshop, introducing participants to LinkedIn's setup, features, and capabilities.

The first part of a hands-on workshop, introducing participants to LinkedIn's setup, features, and capabilities.



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    • LinkedIn Workshop Anna Van Scoyoc 2012 August 22 avanscoy@mcl.org 609.737.2610 http://www.slideshare.net/annavan/CC Image nan palermo: Linkedin Chocolates http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanpalmero/4278432941/
    • Agendao Overviewo Building Your Profileo Interacting/Networking/Connectingo Q&Ao Break in the Actiono Hands-ono Q&A
    • http://www.linkedin.com/CC Image Courtesy of mariosundar: LinkedIn Logo http://www.flickr.com/photos/mariosundar/470973290/
    • CC Image Courtesy of ssteacher: Day 102/365 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrgranito/4527639541/
    • CC Image Courtesy ofÉole: Mankind http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1394588888/
    • Source: Who Really Uses LinkedIn? http://www.businessinsider.com/infographic-who-really-uses-linkedin-2012-2
    • CC Image Courtesy of torres21: BLC07_ 051 http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/842414347/
    • Ready...Set...Go!!!CC Image Courtesy of amirjina: Start! http://www.flickr.com/photos/amirjina/2569410061/
    • LinkedIn Profile
    • Account Setup
    • Be prepared with...• Contact information o email o phone o website• Updated resume o Job history o Education• Additional information o Projects (ongoing and completed) o Summary of qualifications
    • Be prepared with...• Headshot (yes, a photo of yourself) o 4 MB limit o Professional• Keywords to describe your skills & expertise o Searchable terms to identify your abilities o e.g., Ability to Identify, Set, and Achieve Goals; Sales Management; Sense of Humor; Personal Finance; Linux, Information Systems; Time Management Skills, SQL, etc......
    • Filling In Your Profiles InfoCC Image TheSeafarer: LinkedIn Pent http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheilascarborough/6290003115/
    • Connect, Interact, Network...CC Image courtesy of Nomadic Lass: Peaceful Resolution http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomadic_lass/5416543588/
    • Connecting with OthersCC Image courtesy of quinn.anya: Hello, my name is anonymous http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/4464205726/
    • Join Groups
    • Group Discussions/Polls
    • Follow Group Influencers
    • Job Boards via Groups
    • Use Polls!!!
    • An Inside Look at Groups, etc.CC Image smile23le: LinkedIn Centipede Participants in the 2010 ING Bay to Breakers http://www.flickr.com/photos/smi23le/4613342990/
    • Connect, Interact, Network...• Add Connections o from your email contacts o past/current colleagues o former classmates/alumni groups o tip: add a note to your LinkedIn connection invite• Use LinkedIn to stay connect w/ people you meet o networking is an ongoing process o tip: add a note to your LinkedIn connection invite
    • Connect, Interact, Network...• Join Groups and Participate o search for groups by interests/specialties, alumni associations, professional organizations, industry topics, etc. o participate and start discussions and polls o keep up with job boards o look at each week’s group influencers o receive email digests• Ask for/Provide Recommendations• Follow Relevant/Interesting Companies
    • Connect, Interact, Network...• Use email digests to stay abreast of connections’ o industry news items o career changes o professional updates• Use Applications to Engage/Interact o SlideShare Presentations o Tweets o My Travel o Polls
    • Q&ACC Image Leo Reynolds: Educational Block ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/2407881339/
    • Resources• LinkedIn Learning Center o http://learn.linkedin.com/• LinkedIn Blog o http://blog.linkedin.com/
    • Anna Van Scoyocavanscoy@mcl.org609.737.2610http://www.linkedin.com/in/annavanscoyochttp://www.slideshare.net/annavan