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Lunch presentation given to job seekers at CareerConnects in Austin, TX. Enjoyed speaking in front of 150 cative

Lunch presentation given to job seekers at CareerConnects in Austin, TX. Enjoyed speaking in front of 150 cative

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  • 1. Welcome to LinkedIn 101!
    Are you ready to learn?
    Can you play well with others?
  • 2. EQ Who?
  • 3.
  • 4. Be Seen – Don’t expect to be found!!
  • 5. “If you don’t know HOW to
    USE Social Media as a Networking Tool,
    You are probably not very marketable in the first place…..”
    - anonymous
  • 6. “It’s a fact of life now that companies use sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook to get a feel for candidates that a one-dimensional resume won’t give them.”
    — Brad & Debra Schepp
    business writers
  • 7. Take A Risk – Show some Personality
  • 8. Write a Bio! Short and Sweet…..
    Positive, people-oriented, and performance-driven Market Detective, collaborator, consultant, and speaker who focuses on understanding the customer perspective. Consulting on a variety of topics, which include web technologies and strategies, social business and media, product management and marketing.

With broad-base experience in multiple industries including both aerospace and IT industries, an expert communicator who can effectively explain complex concepts in understandable terms. Recognized for strong interpersonal skills and delivering high-quality creative solutions to ensure product and customer success. Additionally, actively involved in the community with interests ranging from both the technical and business arenas.
Finished an MBA program at UT-Austin which allowed me to develop additional skills to define what makes a project successful while focusing on understanding, measuring, improving individual, team, and organizational performance all while understanding customer and market needs.
    What Are Your Keywords?
  • 9. Google your name and your company!
  • 10. People Search / Company Search
    Brands are not just for companies anymore. We all have our own unique personal brand!
    How do you want to be remembered?
  • 11. LinkedIn – Overlooked yet Powerful
  • 12.
  • 13. Powerful Profiles Get Attention
  • 14. Companies have Profiles also!
  • 15. Don’t miss opportunities!!
  • 16.
  • 17.
  • 18. Connect with Colleagues!
  • 19. Always write a note!!!
  • 20. Get Recommended!!
  • 21. Groups – Participate!!!
    Can Participate in up to 50 groups!
  • 22.
  • 23.
  • 24. Check the job boards …. Of your favorite groups ….
  • 25.
  • 26.
  • 27.
  • 28. Answer Questions!
  • 29.
  • 30. Enhance your profiles with Applications
  • 31.
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  • 34. Careful: Only accept/send invites from/to people you know
  • 35. Questions?