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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 22 609.737.2610 Image nan palermo: Linkedin Chocolates
    • Agendao Overviewo Building Your Profileo Interacting/Networking/Connectingo Q&Ao Break in the Actiono Hands-ono Q&A
    • Image Courtesy of mariosundar: LinkedIn Logo
    • CC Image Courtesy of ssteacher: Day 102/365
    • CC Image Courtesy ofÉole: Mankind
    • Source: Who Really Uses LinkedIn?
    • CC Image Courtesy of torres21: BLC07_ 051
    • Ready...Set...Go!!!CC Image Courtesy of amirjina: Start!
    • 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
    • Connect, Interact, Network...CC Image courtesy of Nomadic Lass: Peaceful Resolution
    • Connecting with OthersCC Image courtesy of quinn.anya: Hello, my name is anonymous
    • 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
    • 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 ?
    • Resources• LinkedIn Learning Center o• LinkedIn Blog o
    • Anna Van Scoyocavanscoy@mcl.org609.737.2610