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For Beginners  Jennifer Boyd November 21, 2011 Presented to Workforce Partnership
Complete your profile <ul><li>This gage will let you know when you are done filling out your profile completely </li></ul>
Profile <ul><li>Your profile is searchable on Google </li></ul>
Spelling on your profile <ul><li>Spelling counts </li></ul><ul><li>Your potential future employer will notice if you have ...
What do you talk about on LinkedIn? <ul><li>Share articles that helpful in your profession </li></ul><ul><li>Add your expe...
Give and Get Recommended <ul><li>Give a recommendation to a contact you have worked with </li></ul><ul><li>Get a recommend...
Professional Photos <ul><li>Photos matter </li></ul><ul><li>Get a professional headshot done or have a friend take a nice ...
Customize your URL <ul><li>For example: www.linkedin.com/yourname </li></ul><ul><li>Use &quot;Edit Profile&quot; and click...
Why Join LinkedIn <ul><li>http://youtu.be/AIrC2ZzJToA </li></ul>
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  1. 1. For Beginners Jennifer Boyd November 21, 2011 Presented to Workforce Partnership
  2. 2. Complete your profile <ul><li>This gage will let you know when you are done filling out your profile completely </li></ul>
  3. 3. Profile <ul><li>Your profile is searchable on Google </li></ul>
  4. 4. Spelling on your profile <ul><li>Spelling counts </li></ul><ul><li>Your potential future employer will notice if you have spelling errors </li></ul><ul><li>Your profile is your online resume and more on LinkedIn </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do you talk about on LinkedIn? <ul><li>Share articles that helpful in your profession </li></ul><ul><li>Add your expertise to the article, comment on groups that provide your expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Find others that do what you do and network online </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul>
  6. 6. Give and Get Recommended <ul><li>Give a recommendation to a contact you have worked with </li></ul><ul><li>Get a recommendation with those you have worked with that can give you a glowing review </li></ul><ul><li>This will help potential employers or referrers see how people perceive your work </li></ul>
  7. 7. Professional Photos <ul><li>Photos matter </li></ul><ul><li>Get a professional headshot done or have a friend take a nice photo of you dressed professionally </li></ul>
  8. 8. Customize your URL <ul><li>For example: www.linkedin.com/yourname </li></ul><ul><li>Use &quot;Edit Profile&quot; and click &quot;Public Profile&quot;, you will see &quot;Your current URL&quot;- You will be able to change that URL to one that is not currently taken </li></ul><ul><li>You can use your custom URL on your business cards and on your resume </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why Join LinkedIn <ul><li>http://youtu.be/AIrC2ZzJToA </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions?
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