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LinkedIn

  1. 1. Getting Started on LinkedIn Bill Gascoyne csix@billgascoyne.name
  2. 2. Why Use LinkedIn? • Networking!!! – Keep track of people you meet – Make yourself available to others – Increase your visibility • Job Seeking – Employers are using LinkedIn to find you • Reconnect With People – Former co-workers – College buddies
  3. 3. Guy Kawasaki – More Reasons • Perform blind, “reverse,” and company reference checks • Make your interview go smoother – Research your interviewer • Market yourself • Gauge the health of a company or industry • Track or find startups http://blog.linkedin.com/blog/2007/07/ten-ways-to-use.html
  4. 4. “For Dummies…” Not only does it exist, there are three books ahead of it on Amazon!
  5. 5. LinkedIn – Opening Page
  6. 6. Other Required Info
  7. 7. Editing Your Profile
  8. 8. Editing Your Profile (contd.)
  9. 9. Public Profile
  10. 10. Add Connections
  11. 11. Home Page for Members
  12. 12. Privacy Tips • Dedicated (non-business) e-mail address – linkedin@billgascoyne.name • Turn off visible contacts • Control and edit your contacts • Don’t date your degree
  13. 13. Other Features • Recommendations • Groups – Alumni, Company, SIG – Groups have discussion boards • Q&A – For all members – Become an “Expert” • Messaging • Job Postings • Company Index
  14. 14. Thank You http://billgascoyne.name/LinkedIn.pdf

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