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Linkedin for Job Searching


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Learn How to Use Linkedin to Search for a Job. …

Learn How to Use Linkedin to Search for a Job.
Find out the Tips and Tricks to navigate the Network.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Overview
    • Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile
    • Answers & Polls
    • Profile
    • LinkedIn and Twitter
    • Other LinkedIn Tools & Resources
    • Q&A
  • 3. Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile
    • Optimize Your Header
    • • Optimize Your Content
    • • Optimize Your Updates
    • • Optimize Your Summary
    • • Customize Your Website
    • • Customize Your Public Profile
  • 4.  
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  • 7.  
  • 8. “Old Fashioned”Etiquette”
    • Be Courteous.
    • Be Relevant!
    • “ Be Responsive
    • " Email!
    • " Pick up the phone!
    • " Help some one out!
  • 9. Using Linkedin For Job Search Before using LinkedIn: Set a step back First define your goals: Where do you want to go with your career? What do you expect from a new job? Which function? What type of organisation? Which industry?What location? Then ask yourself: who are the people in the best position to help me reach my goals?
  • 10. Take this fundamental principle of networking into account
    • The real power of the network is in the second degree.
    • The real power is in the network of your network.
    • So don’t focus on your own network, but ask them to introduce you to their network!
  • 11. Tap into the single most important “feature” of LinkedIn
    • Tap into the single most important “feature” of LinkedIn
    • LinkedIn shows the connections between people.
    • LinkedIn shows you which of your own contacts can introduce you to their connections who can hire you or help you to get a new job.
    • LinkedIn allows you to easily tap into the power of the second (or third) degree.
    • LinkedIn eliminates “cold” calling
  • 12. Basic Strategy how to REALLY use LinkedIn
    • Set a goal for your new job and modify your Profile with this goal in mind
    • Decide who are the people in the best position to help you reach that goal
    • Use LinkedIn to find them.
    • BUT you need a “basic” or first degree network first before you can get in touch with the people who can help you reach your goal
  • 13. Building your “basic” network in 3 steps
    • Upload the contacts from your email program to LinkedIn.
    • Connect with (old) colleagues and (old) classmates using LinkedIn tools.
    • Join the Groups which are in line with your goals:
      • People who already have the function you desire.
      • Professional Organisations
      • Industry Organisations
      • If applicable: Recruiters
    • If applicable: Alumni associations of a former school/university or employer
  • 14. How to find the people in the best position to help you via LinkedIn?
    • Search with their name (if you know their name)
    • Use the criteria you used to get your goal clear in Advanced Search
    • Browse in the network of your connections
    • Look in the Groups you are member of
    • Use “Companies” to find the
  • 15. Basic Tips for your Profile
    • Use a neutral picture (only a headshot with a gentle smile!) and no holiday picture!
    • Your “Professional Headline” is very important, use words that show what you are looking for and that invite people to click on
    • Always use the “I” form and not the “he” or “she” form
  • 16. Basic Tips for your Profile
    • Distribute the information throughout your Profile:
      • A few interesting characteristics in Summary (no jargon!) and keep it short
      • Expertise in Specialties (here you use jargon)
    • Per function: more elaborate description of results you have achiev ed and projects you have worked on
  • 17. A few Do’s and Don’ts
    • Be proactive. Just crafting/adapting your Profile most of the times is not enough.
    • Don’t be too direct/pushy: build relationships with people. They might be able/willing to introduce you to the person who can give you your new job.
    • Be active in Groups and help others: this helps to raise your visibility and credibility.
    • Use the JobInsider and other free tools you find on LinkedIn for extra results.
    • Invest every week some time to build and maintain your network.
  • 18. More tips
    • How to craft an attractive LinkedIn Profile?
    • Advanced strategies to find a new job
    • Advanced strategies to be found by recruiters and potential employers
    • 22 Answers to Burning Questions
    • 24 Little known, but important features and behaviour of LinkedIn that can make or break your LinkedIn strategy
    • 11 time saving tools when working with LinkedIn