BasicsDr. Kella B. Price, SPHR, CPLP   Price Consulting Group         ©2012 Price Consulting Group        www.thepricecons...
Outline•   Why Linkedin?•   Getting started•   Connections•   Recommendations•   Profile•   Discussions and groups
Why Linkedin?• Connections• Showcase profile• Add credibility/reputation
Profile•   Headshot•   Headline•   Location•   Industry                ©2012 Price Consulting Group               www.thep...
Profile Basics•   Summary•   Experience•   Languages•   Skills and Expertise•   Education•   Websites•   Interests•   Grou...
Profile Basics•   Summary•   Experience•   Languages•   Skills and Expertise•   Education•   Websites•   Interests•   Grou...
Profile Basics•   Summary•   Experience•   Languages•   Skills and Expertise•   Education•   Websites•   Interests•   Grou...
Profile BasicsDO:                      DON’T:• Show results           • Exclude job• Be specific              experiences•...
Add Connections• Search Options   –   Email address book   –   Company Name   –   Dump your address book   –   Advanced Se...
Add Connections• Search Options  –   Email address book  –   Colleagues  –   Alumni  –   People you may know
Search for Connections• People• Company
Managing Connections•   New colleagues•   Contacts from suppliers•   People you meet at professional events•   Alumni•   N...
©2012 Price Consulting Groupwww.thepriceconsultinggroup.com         252.622.8119
Recommendations                                                          • Boost reputation                               ...
Alert!• Professional• Updated• Active• Establish rapport with  connections• Don’t be a leech
Groups• Find groups – think clients, not just colleagues• “Groups you may like”•   Participate regularly in discussions•  ...
Job search• Look at group job and job discussion boards• Conduct a “search”                   ©2012 Price Consulting Group...
Applications•   Twitter•   Polls•   BlogLink or WordPress•   Slideshare presentations•   My Travel•   Events•   Portfolio ...
Overlapping social platforms• Facebook• Twitter• Blogs/website                   ©2012 Price Consulting Group             ...
Promote•   URL to profile in comments from websites•   URL on Twitter•   Share with other networks•   Make part of bio•   ...
Summary•   Why Linkedin?•   Getting started•   Connections•   Recommendations•   Profile•   Discussions and groups
Thank you!What are your questions?  Dr. Kella B. Price, SPHR, CPLP     Price Consulting Group           ©2012 Price Consul...
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Linked in basics

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LinkedIn is growing as a great professional networking tool, a way to communicate with clients and colleagues, and share your expertise. This session will show beginners how to get started and set up a LinkedIn account, but also how to effectively use to communicate with clients, colleagues, and prospective employers. The intended audience is someone who wants to learn more about LinkedIn and is open to adapting to the latest trends in technology.

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Linked in basics

  1. 1. BasicsDr. Kella B. Price, SPHR, CPLP Price Consulting Group ©2012 Price Consulting Group www.thepriceconsultinggroup.com 252.622.8119
  2. 2. Outline• Why Linkedin?• Getting started• Connections• Recommendations• Profile• Discussions and groups
  3. 3. Why Linkedin?• Connections• Showcase profile• Add credibility/reputation
  4. 4. Profile• Headshot• Headline• Location• Industry ©2012 Price Consulting Group www.thepriceconsultinggroup.com 252.622.8119
  5. 5. Profile Basics• Summary• Experience• Languages• Skills and Expertise• Education• Websites• Interests• Groups• Honors and Awards• Contact for…
  6. 6. Profile Basics• Summary• Experience• Languages• Skills and Expertise• Education• Websites• Interests• Groups• Honors and Awards• Contact for…
  7. 7. Profile Basics• Summary• Experience• Languages• Skills and Expertise• Education• Websites• Interests• Groups• Honors and Awards• Contact for…
  8. 8. Profile BasicsDO: DON’T:• Show results • Exclude job• Be specific experiences• Keep updated • Exaggerate or be dishonest• List blogs, Facebook, co mpany website• Get recommendations
  9. 9. Add Connections• Search Options – Email address book – Company Name – Dump your address book – Advanced Search• Invitations and contact settings
  10. 10. Add Connections• Search Options – Email address book – Colleagues – Alumni – People you may know
  11. 11. Search for Connections• People• Company
  12. 12. Managing Connections• New colleagues• Contacts from suppliers• People you meet at professional events• Alumni• New contacts added by your current contacts• Stay in touch• Search for new contacts periodically• Provide mutually beneficial connections for others ©2012 Price Consulting Group www.thepriceconsultinggroup.com 252.622.8119
  13. 13. ©2012 Price Consulting Groupwww.thepriceconsultinggroup.com 252.622.8119
  14. 14. Recommendations • Boost reputation • Complete your profile • Can repurpose Satisfied clients recommendations • Best if not reciprocalRecommendations New jobs, new clients
  15. 15. Alert!• Professional• Updated• Active• Establish rapport with connections• Don’t be a leech
  16. 16. Groups• Find groups – think clients, not just colleagues• “Groups you may like”• Participate regularly in discussions• Use job boards• Invite others to job• Ask and answer questions ©2012 Price Consulting Group www.thepriceconsultinggroup.com 252.622.8119
  17. 17. Job search• Look at group job and job discussion boards• Conduct a “search” ©2012 Price Consulting Group www.thepriceconsultinggroup.com 252.622.8119
  18. 18. Applications• Twitter• Polls• BlogLink or WordPress• Slideshare presentations• My Travel• Events• Portfolio ©2012 Price Consulting Group www.thepriceconsultinggroup.com 252.622.8119
  19. 19. Overlapping social platforms• Facebook• Twitter• Blogs/website ©2012 Price Consulting Group www.thepriceconsultinggroup.com 252.622.8119
  20. 20. Promote• URL to profile in comments from websites• URL on Twitter• Share with other networks• Make part of bio• Add to email signature ©2012 Price Consulting Group www.thepriceconsultinggroup.com 252.622.8119
  21. 21. Summary• Why Linkedin?• Getting started• Connections• Recommendations• Profile• Discussions and groups
  22. 22. Thank you!What are your questions? Dr. Kella B. Price, SPHR, CPLP Price Consulting Group ©2012 Price Consulting Group www.thepriceconsultinggroup.com 252.622.8119
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