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  • 1.  
  • 2. If you are not on LinkedIn you are missing a great Job Search opportunity.
    • What is LinkedIn?
    • How can it help you?
  • 3. LinkedIn is an online network of more than 53 million experienced professionals from around the world
  • 4. LinkedIn’s simple philosophy: Relationships Matter Your professional relationships are key to your professional success. .
  • 5. Easy to Join
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email Address
    • Create a Password
    • Join Now
    • You are LinkedIn!
  • 6.  
  • 7. Your network consists of who you know , who they know , and who they know … linking you to thousands of network contacts
  • 8. Keys to an Effective Profile
    • Upload a Good Photo
    • Complete Your Entire Profile, Including ALL Prior
        • Jobs,Schools, and Organizations
    • Include Email Address In Your Last Name
        • (makes it easy to contact you)
    • Use Keywords Liberally
    • Link to Web Sites Using Keywords, not “My Web Site”
    • Link to Your Blog’s RSS Feed
    • Update Your Profile Often (keeps you on your contacts’ news stream)
    • Create Status Updates (like Twitter and Facebook)
  • 9. Use Linkedin Applications
    • Activate Linkedin Applications that Connect to Your Content - WordPress & Bloglink - SlideShare - Company Buzz (Twitter search)
  • 10. Make Linkedin Connections
    • Invite Anyone You Meet in a Business Setting
    • Use Custom Invite Text to explain WHY you should Link
    • Find Connections Through Linkedin Search (company search)
    • Browse Your Connections’ Connections to Find People to connect with
    • Invite new Contacts from Outlook, Gmail, et al
  • 11. Linkedin Recommendations
    • Liberally Provide and Request them
    • Use a Custom Request Text that provides a personal introduction - Provide Guidance to Reviewers on Themes and Keywords You’d Like Included
  • 12. Stay active using Linkedin Messages
    • Send Messages to Your Connections About Job Openings , Events, your Job Search progress
    • Ask them for their help with companies, and introductions
  • 13. Build Your LinkedIn Reputation
    • Set up a Search, and Answer Questions in the Linkedin Answers Section
    • Join Groups that are Relevant to your Search
    • Meet new Connections through Group Discussions
    • Consider Creating Your Own Group
  • 14. Using Linkedin for Business Development
    • Connect with Clients, Former Clients, and Prospects
    • Use Search to Find Appropriate Contacts at Target Companies
    • Use Search to Find Background Information on Personnel at Target Companies
  • 15. Let’s go check it out !! www.LinkedIn.com