Linked In Session Handout (R3)


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  • Home » Internet » Internet Connections » Internet Connection Basics » How to Create An Account On LinkedIn More Articles Like This How to Use a Free LinkedIn Account How to Create And Use LinkedIn Email Signatures How to Create and Manage a LinkedIn Group How to Find Answers To Business Questions On LinkedIn How to Choose The Right Type Of LinkedIn Accounts Ads by Google More by This Author How to Write Terms and Conditions for a Blog How to Get a Second Chance Checking Account Online How to Get a Second Chance Checking Account Online How to Use Web Slang in Forums How to Use the VBScript Event Object How To How to Create An Account On LinkedIn By eHow Internet Editor Rate: (0 Ratings) Joining the LinkedIn network can help your business make strides by giving you access to over 7 million people. LinkedIn members are professionals who are interested in being as effective and proactive as possible each day. LinkedIn gives you access to contacts that might have seemed impossible to reach at one time. You can create an ever-expanding network using your LinkedIn account. It is simple to join and there is no cost. Put yourself out there and you can get started today! Email Send to Phone Print Article Add to Favorites Flag Article Difficulty: Easy Instructions Things You'll Need: Email account Computer with Internet access Join LinkedIn and Create Your Network Step 1 Visit the LinkedIn Web site to start your account (see Resources below). Step 2 Locate the "Join Now" button and click on it. Remember it is free to join LinkedIn. Step 3 Begin by filling in your name and your email address in the boxes provided for you. Step 4 Choose a password by entering it into the box provided for you. Step 5 Confirm your password by reentering the previous password entry. Step 6 Complete the remaining boxes and categories, along with your country and ZIP code. Step 7 Include information on your industry by selecting an option from the drop-down menu. Next, provide your experience. Your education information is optional. Step 8 Finalize the process by clicking on the "Join Now" button. Make Your Account Specific Step 1 Specify the needs of your account by selecting the checkboxes in either or both of the categories titled "To Find" or "To Be Found. Step 2 Check any of the categories that apply best to you and will be most beneficial for your business needs. Step 3 Click on "Save Settings" to complete your brand-new account. Build Your Network Step 1 Conduct a "People Search" to get things going. Step 2 Locate the site map. Find the "Name Search" link and click on it. Step 3 Choose a person's name you would like to add to your network and enter it into the box provided for you. Ads by Google People SearchSearch For People - Instant Results Current Address, Phone. Search Now! People Finder ™ - FreeGet Current Phone Number & Address. Updated Daily-Accurate. Search Find People For FreeFind Everyone From Your Past With Unlimited Free People Searches! Gastric Bypass OptionsFind Information About The Different Types Of Tips & Warnings Depending on your business needs, there are options to upgrade your account. Check out the "Subscriptions" link located on the site map. Joining a group on the LinkedIn network is a great way to expand you connections. Create a strong and secure password by choosing a combination of numbers or letters that is not easily guessed
  • Linked In Session Handout (R3)

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    2. 2. 100 Million Members March 22, 2011
    3. 3. LinkedIn is About Networking <ul><li>Networking is critical when you need a job: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% Jobs through networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% Jobs through Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% Other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking is critical when you have a job: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be a drag…keep it alive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage your social network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking is the sum total of freshness and strength between me and everyone I know (Reference: Heather Hollick ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freshness has a half life </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Getting Started <ul><li>Go to . If someone is signed in, click “Sign out”. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Home Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage your profile – the reflection of you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive updates from your network (e-mail setup). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pulse your network with updates (1-2/week). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Profile Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary of your career experience. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This does not need to be an exact replica of your resume. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage your recommendations and LinkedIn applications. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Go to settings by clicking on your name from the home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Change who can see your activity feed to only you. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn it back on when ready. </li></ul>
    7. 7. What not to do first… <ul><li>Don’t build your network before your profile is complete. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Customize your URL </li></ul>What is a complete profile? <ul><li>Get 3 recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Place your URL on your business card </li></ul>Option A Option B <ul><li>Add a picture! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No cat, tree or family members in the picture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add contact information </li></ul>Any name works Business card ref
    9. 9. Top 10 Best Practices <ul><li>Complete your profile before adding a bunch of connections. </li></ul><ul><li>Add new connections with a purpose. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 strikes and your are out. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive those whom you don’t know. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Update your status frequently. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Update every Sunday at a minimum. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2X per week is about right. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consider hiding recommendations you give. </li></ul><ul><li>Join and be active in groups. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Top 10 Best Practices <ul><li>Include volunteer leadership positions. </li></ul><ul><li>When making changes to your profile, ask a trusted connection for a review. </li></ul><ul><li>Never go into a meeting with a person without checking their LinkedIn profile first. </li></ul><ul><li>Modify your profile, especially what is publicly visible, depending on your current goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Use LinkedIn to track your network and stay in touch. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Benchmark Profiles <ul><li>LinkedIn is the first impression people have of you. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your profile current. </li></ul><ul><li>Lookup similar profiles in your target profession </li></ul>
    12. 12. Add contact information in your summary Add contact information in your summary Add contact information at the bottom of profile
    13. 13. <ul><li>Look at others in your target industry to see what groups they belong to. </li></ul><ul><li>You can search groups from your home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Joining groups allows you to send InMail to others in your group. </li></ul>Add Groups to Your Profile
    14. 14. Add Applications to Your Profile
    15. 15. Add Reading Lists to Your Profile
    16. 16. Search People With Advanced Search <ul><li>Search people at specific companies (i.e.: IBM) with marketing in their title. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Search Companies for Contacts Elster
    18. 18. Get Introduced Your message to Glenn your #2 contact Your message to William your #1 contact
    19. 19. Make sure you customize your message! Add Known People to Your Network
    20. 20. Elster
    21. 21. You can decide which recommendations to show Note: You can write your recommendation for your busy contact (they can edit)
    22. 22. Note: You should hide recommendations that you make for others.
    23. 23. See Who Viewed Your Profile
    24. 24. Telephone Interview <ul><li>Before the interview get the persons name with correct spelling. </li></ul><ul><li>During the interview pull the persons profile up and talk to their picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing their profile prior to the interview helps you to focus on areas of interest and improves your familiarity. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Bruce Gingerich 919-619-4530 [email_address]