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Social Networking: Linkedin

  1. 1. Social Networking: Linkedin The benefits, consequences, and responsibilities of networking through Linkedin By Jenna Moore
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What Linkedin can do for you </li></ul><ul><li>Getting started- Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Building a public profile/resume </li></ul><ul><li>Be Warned-Consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Job leads and other messages </li></ul><ul><li>Managing your contacts </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Linkedin Can Do for You <ul><li>Keep you connected to former colleagues, current colleagues, and other professional associates </li></ul><ul><li>Display your resume and profile to potential employers or clients </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase your skills and professional reputation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting Started-Connections <ul><li>Search Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dump your address book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Search </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Invitations and contact settings </li></ul>
  5. 5. Recommendations <ul><li>Like all endorsements, recommendations from colleagues and supervisors boosts your professional reputation on Linkedin. </li></ul><ul><li>It also gets you closer to “completing your network.” </li></ul><ul><li>Requesting an endorsement should be approached with the same professional courtesy online as in person. </li></ul>Endorsements Higher Ratings & New Leads New Jobs or Clients Excellent Work Performance
  6. 6. Building Your Public Profile <ul><li>Like a resume </li></ul><ul><li>You decide how much to show </li></ul><ul><li>You decide who sees it </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain your profile </li></ul><ul><li>The Service Provider Directory </li></ul>
  7. 7. Maintaining Your Profile
  8. 8. Warnings and Consequences <ul><li>Keep it professional </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it updated-An outdated profile is a bad as an outdated resume, especially when everyone can see it. </li></ul><ul><li>Know your connections </li></ul>
  9. 9. Using Network Messages <ul><li>You can send messages to all or some of the contacts in your network </li></ul><ul><li>Send and receive: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job leads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requests for expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other alerts and questions </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Managing Contacts <ul><li>New contacts from companies </li></ul><ul><li>New contacts added by your current contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in touch </li></ul><ul><li>Search for new contacts periodically </li></ul>

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