How to find your next job using Linked In

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I present a series of tips to improve your profile, expand your network of contacts, and how to get the most out of LinkedIn's features. You can view the video that goes along with this presentation here:
http://vimeo.com/5289804

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How to find your next job using Linked In

  1. How to get a job using LinkedIn David Strom [email_address] 310-857-6867
  2. Agenda <ul><li>Ways to beef up your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Do’s and don’ts </li></ul><ul><li>How to grow your network </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy and visibility issues </li></ul><ul><li>Applications and discussion groups </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond LinkedIn: Email and blogs </li></ul>
  3. Why bother <ul><li>The new “Parachute” </li></ul><ul><li>Typical business uses </li></ul><ul><li>What happens if you don’t join </li></ul><ul><li>It isn’t just for job seekers </li></ul><ul><li>Start small and develop experience and learn by using more of its features </li></ul>
  4. What about Facebook et al.
  5. Your profile <ul><li>What is in a name -- header, email identity, and photo </li></ul><ul><li>Status updates </li></ul>
  6. Nancy’s header
  7. My header
  8. Ways to show your name <ul><li>Nancy Shoup, MBA </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Shoup, ace project manager </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Shoup, project manager maven </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Shoup, project manager professional </li></ul>
  9. Do’s <ul><li>Make sure they are people you can visualize in your mind or have some memory </li></ul><ul><li>Do check LinkedIn daily </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have your settings the way you intended </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly cultivate and feed your network </li></ul>
  10. Don’ts <ul><li>Don’t send out mass invites to more than 30 people at once </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t put non-professional items in your status updates </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t obsess about the number of connections and build slowly over time </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t just get started on the site two weeks before you are changing jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry too much about using InMail </li></ul>
  11. How to grow your network <ul><li>Sending out invites </li></ul><ul><li>Accepting requests </li></ul>
  12. Criteria for adding people
  13. Now let’s add them!
  14. Export from email address book
  15. Be choosey!
  16. Careful with your colleagues
  17. What about 2nd, 3rd parties? <ul><li>Tread carefully here </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t abuse your network, and it won’t abuse you </li></ul>
  18. Privacy and visibility
  19. Facebook “marriage”
  20. Do you want your connections visible? <ul><li>Visit this setting first! </li></ul>
  21. What is the difference?
  22. Nancy’s contacts
  23. Making your contact info visible <ul><li>In edit contacts: </li></ul>
  24. Profile updates announced
  25. Status info visible to contacts
  26. Public profile
  27. Listing your Web sites
  28. Applications <ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Tripit </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul>
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  33. Discussion groups
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  36. Recommendations
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  38. Should you pay for it?
  39. What else should you do?
  40. Good luck with your networking! <ul><li>David Strom </li></ul><ul><li>(310) 857-6867 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://strominator.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://webinformant.tv </li></ul>

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