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LinkedIn basics for first time users.

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    LinkedIn LinkedIn Presentation Transcript

    • Getting Started on LinkedIn Bill Gascoyne csix@billgascoyne.name
    • 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
    • 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
    • “For Dummies…” Not only does it exist, there are three books ahead of it on Amazon!
    • LinkedIn – Opening Page
    • Other Required Info
    • Editing Your Profile
    • Editing Your Profile (contd.)
    • Public Profile
    • Add Connections
    • Home Page for Members
    • 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
    • Other Features • Recommendations • Groups – Alumni, Company, SIG – Groups have discussion boards • Q&A – For all members – Become an “Expert” • Messaging • Job Postings • Company Index
    • Thank You http://billgascoyne.name/LinkedIn.pdf