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Advanced Linked In For Ppn 121010

Advanced Linked In For Ppn 121010



Advanced LinkedIn for Job Search. Presented at Michigan Works PPN in Southgate, MI on Fri, Dec 10, 2010

Advanced LinkedIn for Job Search. Presented at Michigan Works PPN in Southgate, MI on Fri, Dec 10, 2010



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    Advanced Linked In For Ppn 121010 Advanced Linked In For Ppn 121010 Presentation Transcript

    • LinkedIn: Advanced Networking Supercharge Your Job Search Presented by: Brenda Meller http://www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller www.walshcollege.eduDecember 10, 2010
    • The Advanced Fine Points of LinkedIn• Networking is one of the most powerful (and successful) methods for job search, especially in challenging business climates. Are you using social media (LinkedIn.com) to your advantage?• Attend this workshop to learn advanced LinkedIn techniques that can help to supercharge your job search.• This session will give you insights into how to make the most of your presence on LinkedIn for your job search.
    • Today’s Agenda• Rules• Advanced checkpoint• Pop quiz• 15 Tips• Group exercise• Q&A• Live Demos (web permitting)• Fun and merriment (audience driven)
    • Class Rules • Ask a question – Shows you are paying attention – Makes you memorable – Do this at EVERY presentation you attend • Make connections IN THIS ROOM • You can download these slides on my LinkedIn profile – ask me how! 4© 2010 Walsh College
    • Remember… • You are your own BOSS • Everyone has a different comfort level • Listen, learn, consider… then decide
    • Are We Ready for Advanced? • You are on LinkedIn • Your profile is complete or nearly complete – Photo – Work history & summary statement – Groups – Recommendations 2+ • You can find these areas: – Groups – People – Companies • You have over 50 connections 6© 2010 Walsh College
    • True or False? • LinkedIn is a 1-way tool. I use it for my needs only. • LinkedIn is the same as Facebook. • When it comes to profiles, you can set it and forget it. Just like resumes. • The person sitting next to me is a valuable job search resource. 7© 2010 Walsh College
    • TIP #1: Work With* Your Network Via Connections * Not replaceable with the word “USE” 8© 2010 Walsh College
    • TIP #2: Check for Your Connections • Jobs you want to apply to • Jobs you’ve already applied to • Jobs posted on other boards 9© 2010 Walsh College
    • TIP #3: • Changing industries Request An • Considering a different Informational career • You are NOT asking Interview for a job. • Bring your resume, but don’t offer it. • Thank you letter • Follow up, check in 10© 2010 Walsh College
    • TIP #4: Pay itForward. BeValuable. • Give recommendations • Comment on network updates. • Share, repost. • Send leads. 11© 2010 Walsh College
    • TIP #5: LookDeeper for JobOpportunities • Hints in network updates • Groups • Volunteer positions • Self promotion: remind your network 12© 2010 Walsh College
    • Tip #6: Get Active in Your Groups • Post items in “Discussions”, “News” • Send messages to members • Search Jobs • Share a helpful group with another job seeker 13
    • Tip #7: Be Clickable. Use Your Email Signature to “Invite” Connections HOW TO ADD LINK? 1. Go into your email and find the link to adjust your account settings. Typically this is referred to as “Email Signature” 2. Add the logo with hyperlink to your LinkedIn URL – or simply the text. Ex: www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller http://www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller 14© 2010 Walsh College
    • TIP #8: Update Your Status Frequently.Today, and at least every 3-5 days. Your status Read network updates http://www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller 15© 2010 Walsh College
    • …and your network receives updates. http://www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller 16© 2010 Walsh College
    • Tip #9: Be Resourceful ☺ 17© 2010 Walsh College
    • Tip #10: Become an Expert… AIM LOW (look for questions with few responses) 18© 2010 Walsh College www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller
    • Tip #11: Check out the Competition • Review their profile • What techniques do they use? • What keywords do they use? • Check out their photo, job description 19© 2010 Walsh College www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller
    • Tip #12: Be Well Read 20© 2010 Walsh College www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller
    • Tip #13: Shadow, then Mirror Techniques • Check out someone who is very active on LinkedIn • Mimic their actions 21© 2010 Walsh College www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller
    • Tip #14: Blog• Add it to your “Websites” on LinkedIn• Demonstrate your expertise• Make your profile clickable 22© 2010 Walsh College www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller
    • And p.s… 23© 2010 Walsh College www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller
    • How Much Time? • 15 minutes a day to start • Everyday • Don’t be overwhelmed • Even when you’ve found your next job 24© 2010 Walsh College
    • Group Exercise • ARE YOU ON LINKEDIN? • Share a tip you’ve learned (not from today’s workshop) 25© 2010 Walsh College
    • Your Homework 1. Get on LinkedIn 2. Invite me to connect with you (hint: join Walsh College group first) 3. Personalize ALL invitations 4. Connect to at least one person from this session 5. Join 2+ groups on LinkedIn 6. Practice 4 words: ARE YOU ON LINKEDIN? 7. Ask and Answer 1 question 8. Request / give at least one recommendation 9. Add your LinkedIn address to your email and résumé 10. Keep me posted on your job search and send me “The Note.” I love success stories! 11. BONUS: tell your network one tip you learned today. 26© 2010 Walsh College
    • EXTRA CREDIT For overachievers: http://15minutesadayonlinkedin.blogspot.com/ • Finding Jobs on LinkedIn • Keeping Your Profile Fresh • Hide or Seek? Sharing Slides Using SlideShare • Oooh, I know, I know! Pick me! Pick me! (Answers on LinkedIn) • Hows Your Virtual Rolodex? • Reading List on LinkedIn • And much more 27© 2010 Walsh College
    • www.walshcollege.edu 800‐WALSH‐01 ‐ ‐ admissions@walshcollege.edu Troy Novi Clinton Township Harper Woods Port Huron Online About Walsh College Founded in 1922, Walsh College is the area’s only all-business college. The College offers upper‐division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degree and certificate programs to 4,600 students at campuses in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, Harper Woods, and Port Huron, as well as online. Our mission is to deliver a business education that integrates application and theory to prepare graduates for successful careers. The faculty are experienced professionals as well as being dedicated teachers, while the administrative staff ensures each student receives personalized service in a professional learning environment. As a leader in our local business community, Walsh College partners with many local businesses and corporations to offer a variety of resources to our students and alumni. This includes exclusive access to career services tools and information, including our bi‐annual Career Fairs, Job Listings in our eRecruiting database, and individual career advising assistance. Accreditation: Walsh College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org), and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, www.iacbe.org). 28© 2010 Walsh College