How to create your electronic resume using LinkedIn

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This is part of a series of presentations given at a BounceBack St Louis workshop in September 2010

This is part of a series of presentations given at a BounceBack St Louis workshop in September 2010

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  • 1. How to create your electronic resume using LinkedIn
    By David Strom
    david@strom.com
  • 2. 2
  • 3. Presentations available
    http://slideshare.net/bouncebackstl
    3
  • 4. 4
    Who is David Strom?
  • 5. 5
    Agenda
    Ways to beef up your profile
    Do’s and don’ts
    List all of your positions
    Make sure people can contact you
    How to grow your network
    Ask for recommendations
    Privacy and visibility issues
  • 6. 6
    Why bother
    The new “Parachute”
    Typical business uses
    What happens if you don’t join
    It isn’t just for job seekers
    Start small and develop experience and learn by using more of its features
  • 7. Too many choices!
    7
  • 8. 8
    Your profile
    What is in a name -- header, email identity, and photo
    Status updates
  • 9. What to include in your “headline”
    Photo
    Email address
    A concise way to describe yourself as part of your name (“computer networking consultant”)
    9
  • 10. Sample header files
    10
  • 11. 11
    My header
  • 12. 12
    Ways to show your name
    Nancy Shoup, MBA
    Nancy Shoup, ace project manager
    Nancy Shoup, project manager maven
    Nancy Shoup, project manager professional
  • 13. 13
    Do’s
    Make sure they are people you can visualize in your mind or have some memory
    Do check LinkedIn daily
    Make sure you have your settings the way you intended
    Constantly cultivate and feed your network
  • 14. 14
    Don’ts
    Don’t send out mass invites to more than 30 people at once
    Don’t put non-professional items in your status updates
    Don’t obsess about the number of connections and build slowly over time
    Don’t just get started on the site two weeks before you are changing jobs
    Don’t worry too much about using InMail
  • 15. 15
  • 16. List ALL of your positions
    Both paid and volunteer, part-time and full-time!
    And get recommendations from as many as possible
    16
  • 17. 17
  • 18. Make sure people can contact you
    Under “edit contact settings”
    18
  • 19. 19
  • 20. 20
    How to grow your network
    Sending out invites
    Accepting requests
  • 21. 21
    Criteria for adding people
  • 22. 22
    Now let’s add them!
  • 23. 23
    Export from email address book
  • 24. 24
    Be choosey!
  • 25. 25
    Forwarding requests
  • 26. 26
    Recommendations
    But I don’t know anyone!
    Part time jobs
    Family friends, neighbors, other adults who know you well can be a good substitute
  • 27. 27
    Recommendations
  • 28. 28
  • 29. Claim a Public Profile URL
    29
  • 30. My business card
    30
  • 31. 31
    Privacy and visibility
  • 32. 32
    Facebook “marriage”
  • 33. 33
    Do you want your connections visible?
    Visit this setting first!
  • 34. 34
    What is the difference?
  • 35. 35
    Different types of contacts
  • 36. 36
    Making your contact info visible
    In Profile/edit contacts:
  • 37. 37
    Profile updates announced
  • 38. 38
    Status info visible to contacts
  • 39. 39
    Public profile
  • 40. 40
  • 41. 41
  • 42. 42
    Should you pay for it?
  • 43. 43
    Finally: make it a daily habit
    For new job postings on your groups
    For new connections with your network
    To tweak your profile and update your job history
    To update your status with noteworthy activities, meetings, or plans
  • 44. 44
    Good luck with your networking!
    David Strom
    (310) 857-6867
    david@strom.com
    http://strominator.com
    http://webinformant.tv
    Slides available:
    http://slideshare.net/davidstrom