Techno-babelin association with Right ManagementpresentsLinkedin Tips<br />David C. Ford<br />
Why use LinkedIn?<br />Best Non-Traditional Way to Network<br />One of the Best Exec Job Search Websites<br />Best Way to ...
Review Patrice Reid’s Top 10 Tips <br />Highlights:  <br /><ul><li>Make sure your Profile is 100% complete
Change your Public Profile address from assigned characters to www.linkedin.com/in/YOURNAME so you can use it w/contacts, ...
Add things you might not include in a resume like honors, awards, interests, hobbies (for networking)
Build your 1st level contacts because this is where you can easily network and where your (and their) LinkedIn activity ge...
Join groups (wisely) and participate
Be regularly involved, but not too active (move less career oriented info to Facebook or Twitter)
Search for jobs using their edit/filter tools (some only listed on LinkedIn)
Research interviewers (and management) to find interesting tidbits on people/company to build rapport</li></li></ul><li>Ti...
Tools and Apps<br />Tools – Outlook Toolbar<br />Quickly and easily build your network using Outlook<br />Build your netwo...
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Beyond the basics, focused more on job search. Presented to 4 groups at Right SV in September 09

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Linked In Tips

  1. 1. Techno-babelin association with Right ManagementpresentsLinkedin Tips<br />David C. Ford<br />
  2. 2. Why use LinkedIn?<br />Best Non-Traditional Way to Network<br />One of the Best Exec Job Search Websites<br />Best Way to Determine a Company’s Culture<br />Review Linked-In profiles-What patterns do you see?<br />Best Tool to Research People You’ll be Meeting<br />Why Else?<br />
  3. 3. Review Patrice Reid’s Top 10 Tips <br />Highlights: <br /><ul><li>Make sure your Profile is 100% complete
  4. 4. Change your Public Profile address from assigned characters to www.linkedin.com/in/YOURNAME so you can use it w/contacts, correspondence, etc.
  5. 5. Add things you might not include in a resume like honors, awards, interests, hobbies (for networking)
  6. 6. Build your 1st level contacts because this is where you can easily network and where your (and their) LinkedIn activity gets shared on a regular basis</li></li></ul><li>www.LinkedIn.com/in/patricereid<br /><ul><li>Have a good number of recommendations from different levels (above, below, peer, customer, etc.)
  7. 7. Join groups (wisely) and participate
  8. 8. Be regularly involved, but not too active (move less career oriented info to Facebook or Twitter)
  9. 9. Search for jobs using their edit/filter tools (some only listed on LinkedIn)
  10. 10. Research interviewers (and management) to find interesting tidbits on people/company to build rapport</li></li></ul><li>Tip from Staci<br />LinkedIn has a section that lists events!<br />Events are: Networking & Meetups, Fund Raising, Conferences, Tradeshows & Conventions, Training & Seminars<br />This application is not always easy to find so here’s the address to the main search page:<br />http://events.linkedin.com/<br />
  11. 11. Tools and Apps<br />Tools – Outlook Toolbar<br />Quickly and easily build your network using Outlook<br />Build your network from frequent contacts <br />Manage your LinkedIn contacts in Outlook <br />Stay connected to your network<br />Other tools like Customized email signatures<br />Supports Outlook, Outlook Express, and Thunderbird<br /><ul><li>Applications – Slideshare</li></ul>Create & share up to 3 presentations from your Profile<br />Others: ReadingList, Huddle, TripIt and Company Buzz<br />
  12. 12. Finding Connections<br />Build your contacts the usual way <br />connections of connections, groups, companies, colleagues, classmates, other networking sources<br />I’ve never seen a 3rd and rarely a 2nd connection introduction pay off (unless you’re in HR)<br />Have YOU had different experience?<br />What about 1st connection introductions?<br />How can you move a target UP a level?<br />
  13. 13. LinkedIn Goodies<br />Link to your Blog, personal site – automation<br />Easy to add WordPress or BlogLink w/app.<br />Even Facebook, Twitter can be linked<br />Mobile access http://m.linkedin.com<br />New Features (RSS feed available from LinkedIn)<br />Resume upload, include maiden name for better search <br />Affiliated Sites: LinkSV – Bob Karr’s excellent resource<br /> Connect to the people who build and fund the technology companies of Silicon Valley<br />
  14. 14. Make reviewing your Network Updates and/or Updating your own Profile a daily routine<br />Participate in discussions & answers; regularly &wisely<br /><ul><li>Research companies, interviewers and managers
  15. 15. Work on making your target contact a 1st connection
  16. 16. Use LinkedIn Apps, Tools and Features to accelerate your search</li></ul>Floss, Exercise and use LinkedIn<br />
  17. 17. Make reviewing your Network Updates and/or Updating your own Profile a daily routine<br />Participate in discussions & answers; regularly &wisely<br /><ul><li>Research companies, interviewers and managers
  18. 18. Work on making your target contact a 1st connection
  19. 19. Use LinkedIn Apps, Tools and Features to accelerate your search</li></ul>Floss, Exercise and use LinkedIn<br />
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