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  • http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704526504575634760737858200.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_careerjournal
  • http://www.epi.org/publications/entry/20101110JOLTS/Apply to jobs online & hope for the best?Only 1 job per 5 peopleBlast resumes? Many companies won’t accept a cold resumeCall your uncle?MixedKnock on doors?Will they open?
  • to cultivate peoplewho can be helpful to one professionally, especially in finding employment or moving to a higher position: His business lunches were taken up with networking.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LinkedIn – as of 1/1/2011
  • GroupsDiscover hiring trends, industry trendsLearn from experts in a given fieldAsk appropriate questions, and provide inputJobsCompanies post jobs on there.CompaniesResearch company profiles on LIFollow a company to see who has been hired – and if they’re hiring
  • Making The Most Of Linked In 03042011

    1. 1. Making the Most of LinkedIn<br />Presentation to CCSU<br />4 March 2011<br />
    2. 2. Introductions<br />Name<br />Major & Year<br />LinkedIn?<br />Facebook?<br />Twitter?<br />Blog / Other?<br />Job?<br />
    3. 3. The Case for LinkedIn<br />Using LinkedIn<br />Profile Optimization<br />Etiquette<br />
    4. 4. In 2010, 36% of companies hired new graduates<br />Companies plan to hire 3% more graduates than in 2010<br />Practical JobSearching<br />
    5. 5. Apply to jobs online?<br />Blast resumes?<br />Call your uncle?<br />Knock on doors?<br />
    6. 6. …there’s a better way.<br />
    7. 7. Networking 101<br />
    8. 8. Go to career fairs<br />Attend targeted networking events<br />Reach out to recruiters<br />Use LinkedIn<br />
    9. 9. It’s Facebook… with ties on.<br />90 million registered users*<br />21.4 million monthly unique visitors <br />200 countries<br />About LinkedIn<br />
    10. 10. Why LinkedIn?<br />Visualize Your Network<br />
    11. 11. See who you know<br />…and who they know<br />Which means:<br />Connect with the right people <br />
    12. 12. <ul><li>Groups
    13. 13. Jobs
    14. 14. Companies</li></ul>Beyond the Profile<br />
    15. 15. Optimize Your Profile<br />
    16. 16. Etiquette<br />
    17. 17. <ul><li>Only connect with people you know
    18. 18. Instead, ask for an introduction!
    19. 19. Personalize your invitations – don’t use default message
    20. 20. Ask permission
    21. 21. Groups: don’t sell – be helpful
    22. 22. Selling is seen as spamming
    23. 23. Recommendations</li></li></ul><li>Questions?<br />Beyond the Profile<br />
    24. 24. <ul><li>Tony Racciotony@golden-compass.com
    25. 25. Jenn Whinnemjenn.whinnem@gmail.com</li>

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