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Slide show for my LinkedIn class

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  • LinkedIn part 1 Krzysztof (Kris) Trelski
  • LinkedIn.com
    • LinkedIn is...
    • a business-oriented social networking site launched in May 2003. LinkedIn has over 46 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the world.
    • a networking tool/resource for business people, job seekers and professionals.
    • free and available to anyone.
    • used by recruiters and employers to search for qualified candidates. <- VERY IMPORTANT
  • Latest LinkedIn Facts
    • A new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second, and about half of the members are from outside the U.S.
    • Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are LinkedIn members.
    • LinkedIn is an interconnected network of professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries.
    • Re-connect Using this tool you can find past and present colleagues and classmates quickly. Building full profile will help with this task.
    • Power your career You can discover inside connections when you’re looking for a job opportunity. Your chances of getting any job are much better when you know someone at the company.
    • Get answers – this feature allows you to ask business or work related questions. There many people on this site eager to show their expertise. After you get comfortable with this site you should try to do the same. You can show your knowledge and expertise to many people. Some of them you will not know. But among them could be your future employer.
    • Here are some recently asked questions
    • Does anyone know of any senior management Networking events in the Newcastle upon Tyne area?
    • What's The Pros and Cons Of Using Ethernet As The Backbone Of Your Business Voice/Data Network?
    • If you plan on buying only one entrepreneurial book this year - what 3 things should it cover?
    • Why don't sheep shrink in the rain?
    • IT Security E&A - What is the best corporate anti-malware solution available today and why?
  • Sign Up
    • Join by creating account with email and password.
    • Email must be confirmed through your mailbox.
    • To sign up you need to have access to your email account. After sign up please remember email address you used and password. (When asked if you want the library computer to remember your password, DECLINE!)
  • IMPORTANT:
    • After class please Sign Out (upper right corner of the screen.) Then shut down the computer.
  • Account type
    • All you need right now is a Personal Account (Free) which gives you:
    • 5 Introductions open at a time.
    • Can receive unlimited InMail messages (but not send InMail).
    • 3 Saved Searches with weekly alerts.
    • Can view 100 results per search before upgrade is needed.
  • Account & Settings
    • In Contact Settings / Opportunity Preferences your selections of the categories you are open to (Career opportunities, Expertise requests, Consulting offers, Business deals, New ventures, Personal reference requests, Job inquiries, Requests to reconnect) will appear at the bottom of your profile so please select the carefully. If you don't want new venture offers or business deals don't select them!
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  • Profile
    • Profile is probably your most important tool on LinkedIn, but it is up to you who can see it. In Account & Setting you can make it visible to everyone, your network only or your connections. There are also two versions of your profile: Public Profile with short address ( for example http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamith ) and Full Profile with all information you provided about yourself including Reading List and Apps you added (for example Slide Show) and your connections.
    • The best way to create/edit/update your profile is to open your resume file and copy and paste information to your profile.
  • Home Page
  • Home Page - Network Updates
    • What you do on your Home Page may be something others see on their Home Page.
    • Very important position on your Home Page is occupied by the headline that says: “Network Updates” and right after that: “Tell your network what you are doing.” What you write in this innocent looking space will be visible to your whole network under Status Updates. So please open your text editor and write your thought there and then spell check it if your browser won't.
    • They will also see every connection you recently made.
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  • Making connections
    • LinkedIn allows you to add connection in several different ways. First it will look at you profile and look-up people working at companies you have listed. The results will be shown right at your home page under People you may know (top right) and Just joined LinkedIn (bottom of page).