Using LinkedIn for your job search Michael Andreano, Stevens ‘96 Be the Bee Social Media & Coaching
Agenda <ul><li>Using social media effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Job Searching with LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Tips on usin...
Key Social Media Tools <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </l...
What Are You Doing Now? <ul><li>Job Boards (Monster, CareerBuilder, JobCircle, Indeed.com, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Newspap...
Social Media is the New Handshake <ul><li>Most professionals have an online presence and most companies are joining variou...
Social Media Basics <ul><li>Don’t put anything online that you are concerned about – once published it is forever </li></u...
LinkedIn Founded in December 2002  Launched in May 2003 Used for professional networking
Add Connections <ul><li>Coworkers </li></ul><ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Networking Con...
Network with your Connections <ul><li>This is not just about posting or updating but keeping relationships going </li></ul...
Some LinkedIn Strategy <ul><li>Set a goal for your new job and modify your Profile with this goal in mind </li></ul><ul><l...
Job Search <ul><li>Much of LinkedIn is set up just like a job board when it comes to looking for a position </li></ul><ul>...
How to Find People to  Best Help You <ul><li>Search with their name (if you know their name) </li></ul><ul><li>Use the cri...
Job Search
Job Search
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10 Tips for LinkedIn <ul><li>Keep it updated </li></ul><ul><li>Use colorful language </li></ul><ul><li>Talk in 1 st  perso...
Closing Thoughts <ul><li>Have fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative </li></ul><ul><li>Engage people </li></ul><ul><li>Questio...
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A presentation presented on April 27, 2011 to the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley Stevens Alumni Clubs on Job Searching with LinkedIn. Also some tips on social media use as a professional.

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  1. 1. Using LinkedIn for your job search Michael Andreano, Stevens ‘96 Be the Bee Social Media & Coaching
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Using social media effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Job Searching with LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Tips on using LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Managing your Profile </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Social Media Tools <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Are You Doing Now? <ul><li>Job Boards (Monster, CareerBuilder, JobCircle, Indeed.com, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Job Fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Company Web Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Social Media is the New Handshake <ul><li>Most professionals have an online presence and most companies are joining various sites every day to connect with you… how are you positioned to connect? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social Media Basics <ul><li>Don’t put anything online that you are concerned about – once published it is forever </li></ul><ul><li>Always, always, always “add value” first then ask if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of social media : if you wouldn’t say it in person, don’t put it online (EVERYTHING IS SEARCHABLE) </li></ul>
  7. 7. LinkedIn Founded in December 2002 Launched in May 2003 Used for professional networking
  8. 8. Add Connections <ul><li>Coworkers </li></ul><ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Networking Contacts </li></ul>
  9. 9. Network with your Connections <ul><li>This is not just about posting or updating but keeping relationships going </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on your network activities </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups and participate in professional discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your network active and updated </li></ul>
  10. 10. Some LinkedIn Strategy <ul><li>Set a goal for your new job and modify your Profile with this goal in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Decide who are the people in the best position to help you reach that goal </li></ul><ul><li>Use LinkedIn to find them. </li></ul><ul><li>BUT you need a “basic” or first degree network first before you can get in touch with the people who can help you reach your goal. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Job Search <ul><li>Much of LinkedIn is set up just like a job board when it comes to looking for a position </li></ul><ul><li>Look at jobs PLUS look at your network to see who might be able to help you! </li></ul>
  12. 12. How to Find People to Best Help You <ul><li>Search with their name (if you know their name) </li></ul><ul><li>Use the criteria you used to get your goal clear in Advanced Search </li></ul><ul><li>Browse in the network of your connections </li></ul><ul><li>Look in the Groups you are member of </li></ul><ul><li>Use “Companies” to find them </li></ul>
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  17. 17. 10 Tips for LinkedIn <ul><li>Keep it updated </li></ul><ul><li>Use colorful language </li></ul><ul><li>Talk in 1 st person, not 3 rd </li></ul><ul><li>Use same photo </li></ul><ul><li>Accept some / all link requests </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Ask / answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it professional </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Link from your blog or online portfolio </li></ul>
  18. 18. Closing Thoughts <ul><li>Have fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative </li></ul><ul><li>Engage people </li></ul><ul><li>Questions??? </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Andreano </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: @mandreano </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook: facebook.com/mandreano </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> facebook.com/bethebee </li></ul></ul>

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