LinkedIn Basics - OBX Success Job Seeker Workshop Series Friday, February 22, 2013

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LinkedIn Basics is a presentation designed for the OBX Success Job Seeker Workshop Series held on Friday, February 22, 2013.

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OBX Success – Job Seeker Workshop
February 22, 2013
Kathy McCullough-Testa
KMT Consultants, Inc.
www. kmtconsultants.com
Blog: http://kathymcculloughtesta.tumblr.com/
Article: http://bit.ly/XOJGxB

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LinkedIn Basics - OBX Success Job Seeker Workshop Series Friday, February 22, 2013

  1. 1. BasicsOBX Success – Job Seeker WorkshopFebruary 22, 2013Kathy McCullough-TestaKMT Consultants, Inc.www. kmtconsultants.com
  2. 2. Staying Connected Why Is It So Important?– The average length of time that today’s worker stays in a job is only 4.4 years.– For younger workers, born between 1977 and 1997, the figure is expected to be even shorter – projected at three years or less.– Today’s workers can potentially have 15 to 20 jobs over the course of their careers!Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
  3. 3. Staying Connected Why LinkedIn?–Designed for professional networking–Over 200 million members in 200 countries–A new member joins every second–Free & easy to use–Laptop, PC, Tablet, Smartphone, e tc. applications
  4. 4. Brian Solis“Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businessesto Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web.” Twitter = What’s happening? Facebook = What’s on your mind? FourSquare= Where am I? Pinterest = What do I like? YouTube = What Im watching. LinkedIn = What’s in it for me? Myspace = zzzzz
  5. 5. Staying Connected Basics–Set up your profile: https://www.linkedin.com/reg/join–Profile Photo – Keep Professional!–Customize profile: • Experience • Skills & Expertise • Education • Organizations, Awards, Publications, Online Presence etc.
  6. 6. Staying Connected Sample Profiles–http://www.linkedin.com/in/kmc culloughtesta–http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sh annon-kinser/23/892/a7a–www.linkedin.com/pub/angie- brady-daniels/57/955/204
  7. 7. Staying Connected Basics–Proofread for accuracy!–A complete profile is important.–Use LinkedIn to be found.–Now you should add connections. • Email addresses • “People You May Know” • LinkedIn Tabs – Classmates, Colleagues, etc.
  8. 8. Staying Connected More Features–Post Updates–Recommendations–Endorsements–Jobs–Networking–Messaging–Groups & Discussions–Companies–Privacy Controls
  9. 9. Staying Connected Some Advice– It is all in what you make of it.– Whether you are new to the job market, a veteran job seeker, or looking to expand or start a business, it is definitely the place to be.– Visit regularly and interact often.– Completeness, accurate content, spelling, and grammar are key!
  10. 10. Staying Connected Some Advice– Ask for recommendations and endorsements, then give in return.– If you want to connect with someone in your network that you don’t know, personalize the invitation to connect by pointing out why the connection is mutually beneficial.– Participate in groups and discussions of interest to you!
  11. 11. Staying Connected Some Advice– You can use LinkedIn to: • Be Found! • Connect with past and current employers, coworkers, business associates, etc. • Find potential job and career opportunities. • Stay on top of latest trends and information. • Promote Yourself.
  12. 12. Staying Connected Resources– To Join: https://www.linkedin.com/reg/join– LinkedIn Help: http://help.linkedin.com/app/home– Article: http://bit.ly/XOJGxB– Blog: http://kathymcculloughtesta.tumblr. com/
  13. 13. For Additional Information:KMT Consultants, Inc.www.kmtconsultants.com Facebook & Twitter: KMT Consultants Pinterest, Instagram, & Flickr: kmtthebrand Phone: (866) 619-2823

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