On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
By continuing to use LinkedIn’s SlideShare service, you agree to the revised terms, so please take a few minutes to review them.
Make sure that your summary information is accurate
Review to determine if important information should be added (especially valuable for entrepreneurs)
Make sure your current job is accurate Check your location & make sure it’s right! List past jobs that are relevant – you do not need to list ALL jobs, just past 5-10 years Include your twitter account ONLY if relevant for professional purposes
Review groups that colleagues are affiliated with, it’s usually a great start
Join alumni groups from schools and workplaces and professional associations you belong to
Use the search functionality to identify groups that align with your interests
Additionally, group discussions can be incredibly valuable if you’re thinking about entering a new field or making a job change.
Find relevant industry groups
Follow discussions for specific groups (note: some groups are valuable to allow you to connect with people but discussion boards are filled with spam. Other groups have great discussion features (usually groups associated with a specific industry).
Using LinkedIn to find a job, part 1:Informational interviews Once your profile is updated, the power of LinkedIn comes from identifying people to connect with who will provide valuable information, help to clarify your goals, learn more about specific companies and provide a window into opportunities. Note: one of the ways to make your search most effective is to select “relatedness” when searching. Identify companies you want to work for Use people search to find people you are connected to at those companies Ditto for industry
Using LinkedIn to find a job, part 2:Preparing for interviews Look at company profiles to: Get news from blog Research people you are interviewing with (note: they may see that you’ve checked out their profile) Follow stock price (where relevant) Review statistics (size, gender mix, age, common job titles Links to company websites, etc
Using LinkedIn to find a job, part 3:Doing your diligence on a job Use the “follow company” feature on LinkedIn to find out the following helpful information: Common career paths before and after the company Where employees are most connected Departments & levels for new hires Former employees and where they have departed to Recent promotions and changes
Promoting your company Have a great summary statement Include your LinkedIn profile link on your email signature line Use recommendations! Set up events on Linked In Sending messages to connections
Keeping yourself current Stay top-of-mind for contacts by updating aspects of your profile regularly Update your profile status Add new positions within the same company – promotions, etc. Join new groups