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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