Linkedin The Power of Networking Relationships Matter
Linkedin The Power of Networking “ The internet ‘IS’ a poor substitute for real human interaction, though it does facilitate (or enrich) relationships I'd never have been able to have without it.” Brad F.
Objective: Introduction to LinkedIn as a tool to facilitate your job search and management of your ongoing personal network.
Networking tool for professionals
80 million subscribers - World wide
Based on 3 degrees of separation
Provided public profile
More connections greater search capability
Used by: customers, personnel departments, recruiters, associates, friends...
Things to consider
Will be searched by others
What Job you are after (Marketing Sales Professional)
Picture (Good idea)
Current / Past Companies
Groups & Associations
Honors & Awards
Networking (employed or not)
Look for opportunities to network
“ It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”
Elevator speech (30 - 60 seconds)
How can I help you?
Associations & Groups
Increase visibility visibility
Improve your connect ability
Create personalized website
Include link to your email signature
Ask for Advice
Example: Who’s a good, fast, and cheap patent lawyer?
Introduction - 5 Free
Find friends and colleagues from your past
Titles (Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources)