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LinkedIn 101: How to Leverage LinkedIn For Your Job Search

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This is a presentation I gave at the Mosaic Job Cafe in Vancouver, Washington.

This is a presentation I gave at the Mosaic Job Cafe in Vancouver, Washington.

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  • 1. Garrett Ira | Community Manager linkedin.com/in/garrettira bonfiresocialmedia.com garrettira.com
  • 2. 1. Determine the REAL value of LinkedIn as a job seeker 2. Learn the steps and best practices for completing your profile 3. Discover how to leverage LinkedIn after profile completion Goals For Today
  • 3. What % of people get jobs who ONLY apply online? What % of people get jobs who ONLY network? The Right Mindset
  • 4. Have you Googled Yourself? LinkedIn ranks very well
  • 5. Steps to Success 1. Optimize A. Custom URL B. 100% Profile Completeness C. Groups & Associations D. Recommendations E. Relevant Connections 2. Leverage A. Proactively use to network B. Find secondary connections C. Help others
  • 6. = Partially Completed Profile
  • 7. = Complete Profile = Complete Candidate
  • 8. Join at Least Three Groups
  • 9. Get Recommended The #1 action you can take to build credibility.
  • 10. Additional & Personal Information
  • 11. New Features & Applications Apps “Add a Section”
  • 12. Add All Relevant, Professional Connections Ask: Do I know this person in a professional context? Would I be comfortable asking them to coffee? Would I be comfortable helping them? Don’t be afraid to click “ignore”.
  • 13. Leverage & Network Use Search Find secondary connections Ask for an introduction
  • 14. Don’t Freak Out. One Last Thing • Complete both steps in order 1. Optimize your profile 2. Leverage and network • Get help from a mentor • Follow-up with me (see next slide)
  • 15. My Offer 1. Visit http://www.garrettira.com 2. Find these slides in my latest blog post 3. Ask a question in the comment section
  • 16. Questions?