Networking & Linkedin Basics Rev#1

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Networking & Linkedin Basics Rev#1

  1. 1. By Mike Rasmussen Hillsdale Ward Employment Specialist A Little About Me: HR/Recruiting Consultant for Solutions Partners, Inc. A Full Service Business Consulting Firm-specializing in HR and Staffing & IT Business Solutions www.solutionspi.com
  2. 2. Why Networking? <ul><li>How Are Jobs Found? </li></ul><ul><li>>25% of Jobs Come Through Published Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>>75% of Jobs Come Through Networking & Using Good People Skills </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Linked-in? <ul><li>According to Wikipedia: The purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. The people in the list are called Connections . Users can invite anyone (whether a site user or not) to become a connection. </li></ul><ul><li>This list of connections can then be used in a number of ways: </li></ul><ul><li>A contact network is built up consisting of their direct connections, the connections of each of their connections (termed second degree connections ) and also the connections of second degree connections (termed third degree connections ). This can be used to gain an introduction to someone you wish to know through a mutual, trusted contact. </li></ul><ul><li>It can then be used to find jobs, people and business opportunities recommended by someone in one's contact network. </li></ul><ul><li>Employers can list jobs and search for potential candidates. </li></ul><ul><li>Job seekers can review the profile of hiring managers and discover which of their existing contacts can introduce them. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Linkedin’s 30,000,000 Users <ul><li>This is a powerful community. Similar to other Social Networking Sites, but specifically geared to Business Use. </li></ul><ul><li>Other Popular Social Networking Sites Used For Business Include: Spoke, Jigsaw, Naymz, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Linked-in is the Largest of the Business Oriented Sites and the most user friendly. </li></ul><ul><li>Best of All Linked-in is a great way to keep track of colleagues in one online medium. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Linked-in Basics: How To Join. <ul><li>1. Can be invited by a current user. </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>2. Can sign up for Free. </li></ul><ul><li>Go To: </li></ul><ul><li>www.linkedin.com </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sign Up For An Account-Click Joining Linked-in To Start
  7. 7. Put in Information To Create Account
  8. 8. Once Joined-Then Create Profile <ul><li>Linked-in Profiles are Easy To Use. </li></ul><ul><li>It will ask you for information to use on your heading, Current Professional Title, Introduction About You, Positions Held, Education, Associations, Awards, Photo, Interests and Contact Settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Linked-in Allows you To Write Recommendations For Others. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Example of Completed Profile
  10. 10. Example of Completed Profile
  11. 11. Example of Completed Profile
  12. 12. Example of Completed Profile
  13. 13. Example of Completed Profile
  14. 14. Example of Completed Profile
  15. 15. Example of Completed Profile
  16. 16. Example of Completed Profile
  17. 17. Example of Completed Profile
  18. 18. Example of Completed Profile
  19. 19. Linked-in Options & Main Menu
  20. 20. Linked-in Network Updates On Home Page-Who Has Viewed Profile
  21. 21. Linked-in Q&A & Company Profiles, & Recommendations
  22. 22. Linked-in Group Updates-News and Industry Changes Can Be Seen Here
  23. 23. Who Has Joined Linked-in-View Company Changes Here
  24. 24. Searching Linked-in
  25. 25. Linked-in Searches Continued <ul><li>Search Your In-Mails </li></ul><ul><li>Search For People </li></ul><ul><li>Search For Groups </li></ul>
  26. 26. Searching For People
  27. 27. Type In Search Criteria
  28. 28. List Shows Those In Your Network
  29. 29. Linked-in Will Show You Other’s Profiles and Who They Are Connected To
  30. 30. Viewers of This Profile Also Viewed
  31. 31. Searching For Groups
  32. 32. LDS Groups
  33. 33. Linked-in Groups Can Offer You Networking Tools
  34. 34. Who Do You Know?
  35. 35. Other Great Groups For LDS Job Seekers
  36. 36. Look For Any of 200,000 Groups <ul><li>Note that groups are limited to 50. </li></ul><ul><li>You must leave a group to join another if maxed at 50. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Adding Connections
  38. 38. From Your Connections Page Can View Possible Folks you May Wish To Connect With
  39. 39. Who’s In Your Network?
  40. 40. Linked-in Network
  41. 41. Industries In Your Network
  42. 42. Look For Jobs On Linked-in
  43. 43. Linkedin Hack <ul><li>Using Google One Can See Multiple Folks Not Generally Available. Use This To Harvest Names To Call, if your network is small. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Use Advanced Search Tab </li></ul>
  44. 44. Linkedin Hack
  45. 45. What To Put In
  46. 46. Search Results
  47. 47. You Can Put in Job Title or Company Name
  48. 48. Find The Folks And Make The Calls
  49. 49. Go To Company Website <ul><li>Go To Company Website and click on Contacts, or Use whitepages.com to find company listing. Then you can use the dial by name directory or give the name of your target to the receptionist. </li></ul>
  50. 50. Conclusion <ul><li>Job Seekers Can Use Linked-in to network with like-minded professionals, and to find contacts that can help them get the job they need. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember 75% of all jobs come through a known candidate that a Decision Maker identifies from their “network”. </li></ul><ul><li>Linked-in is a tool that can help you manage your network, to maximum results. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a hands-on training to follow, more details from Management Society. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>

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