LinkedIn Boot Camp

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LinkedIn Boot Camp

  1. 1. LinkedIn Boot Camp: Making It Work For You March 28, 2012North Shore Community College JULIA CLAIRE CAMPBELL, MPA 978-578-1328 JCAMPBEL04@NORTHSHORE.EDU
  2. 2. SOCIAL MEDIA RULES You get out of social media what you put into it. It’s free (like a puppy). Less is more – quality over quantity. 2
  3. 3. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES • What is LinkedIn? • LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 120 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. • Network professionally • Post and find jobs 3
  4. 4. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES • What is LinkedIn? • LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 120 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. • Network professionally • Post and find jobs 4
  5. 5. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES • How do people use LinkedIn? • Network professionally • Post and find jobs • Answer questions • Build thought leadership • Remember names 5
  6. 6. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES • What makes it different? • Facebook – the local pub • Twitter – fast-paced newsroom • LinkedIn – trade show or conference 6
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  8. 8. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES • Completing your LinkedIn Profile • Go to menu bar, select Profile, drag down to “Edit Profile” 1) Include your full name and image. 8
  9. 9. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES 2) Personalize your Headline. Job seekers, use “Talented [Your Profession] Seeking New Opportunity” not “Unemployed”. Students, use “Aspiring [Your Profession] Seeking Internship” not “Student at [Your University]”. 9
  10. 10. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES 3) Write a great Summary. • Use key words (think SEO). • Do not cut & paste the “about” page of your website. • Show people how awesome you are! 4) Add Work History to the Experience section. • Be brief! 5) Post statuses. • NOT like Facebook. Share resources. 10
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  12. 12. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES 6) Customize your LinkedIn URL. • Use your name not your company! 7) Customize your Website URLs. 12
  13. 13. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES 7) Ask for Recommendations. • Personalize the message. • Ask for specifics (jog their memory). 13
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  15. 15. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES Grow your Network! • Request connections – use a short, personalized message. • Be helpful. • Offer advice. • Connect others. 15
  16. 16. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES Connect with care. • Recruiters, salespeople – advantageous to connect generously. • Some people are picky. • It’s up to you! 16
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  19. 19. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES Sample profiles Pam Moore John Haydon 19
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  22. 22. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES Using Groups wisely • Remember the social media rules! • Choose Groups carefully – you can join 50 • Choose the ones that have the largest concentration of your ideal client or customer • Smaller groups yield better results. • “Most Popular Discussions” • Schedule time to visit each group at least once a week • Turn off email notifications if too overwhelming • Follow the group rules and etiquette 22
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  24. 24. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES Explore LinkedIn applications. • Amazon’s Reading List application • SlideShare (presentations) • WordPress (blog posts) • Any number of others! Add sections to your profile (but avoid clutter). • Showcase volunteer experience • Projects • Foreign language • Test scores 24
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  26. 26. LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES • Completing your Company Page 1) Connect your employees. 2) Include basic information. 3) Post jobs. 4) Post Products & Services. 26
  27. 27. MORE RESOURCES• Mashable – www.mashable.com• HubSpot – www.hubspot.com• Social Media Examiner – www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ 27

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