You Can Do THAT With LinkedIn?!?!
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You Can Do THAT With LinkedIn?!?!



A look at a few simple things that can transform how you use LinkedIn.

A look at a few simple things that can transform how you use LinkedIn.



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  • You Can Do THAT With LinkedIn?! (why yes, yes you can) Matt LeBlanc
  • two truths about social media the social media version of all of us the real life version of all of us
  • the basics
  • know what linkedin is and isn’t What is LinkedIn? What is LinkedIn not?
  • knowing what your profile is Résumé LinkedIn profile
  • maximizing your profile You can have the best LinkedIn profile in the whole wide world but if someone cannot contact you does it really matter?
  • don’t advertise being unemployed
  • what does it take to be successful? Expert Thought Leader Guru Evangelist Ninja Jedi FUTURIST Visionary
  • you can show your resume off
  • connecting to slideshare
  • connecting to visualcv (or your own website)
  • (almost) you can show up in every searchrelevant to your job-search in 3 steps
  • ….but before we get there
  • keywords, keywords, keywords
  • grow your recruiter network connect with every recruiter locally (both corporate and 3rd party) connect with every recruiter who works for companies on your target list connect with every recruiter nationally who recruits people just like you
  • grow your relevant network connect with everyone who manages the people who do what you do connect with everyone who does what you do / what you want to do connect with everyone who supports the people who do what you do
  • you can track your progress
  • staying on point
  • staying on point
  • you can get street cred on linkedin
  • linkedin answers
  • sharing relevant content
  • google alerts
  • subscriptions
  • easy sharing on linkedin
  • linkedin sharing formula1/3 industry relevant info 1/3 articles / info 1/3 questions
  • you can find anyone you want to
  • boolean AND OR civil engineer civil engineer (MUST) (MUST) (…) forcing the order (MIGHT) (MIGHT) civil AND engineer civil OR engineer civil mechanical (MIGHT) (MIGHT) engineer NOT (-) “ ” (exact match) (MUST) civil engineer civil engineer engineer AND (civil OR mechanical) (NOT) (NOT) (MUST) (NOT) “civil engineer” civil NOT engineer
  • the kitchen sink approach java -recruiter -manager -director -vp -vice (j2ee OR jee5 OR jee6) -java -recruiter - manager -director -vp -vice CURRENT JOB TITLE SEARCH: "sw" OR "s/w" OR "swe" OR "swd" OR "sde" OR (jee5 OR jee6 OR j2ee OR Java) AND (hibernate OR struts "developer" OR "programmer" OR OR spring) -recruiter -manager -director -vp -vice "software engineer" OR "applications engineer"
  • signal search
  • site: operator AND (director OR vp)site:– Limits results to certain keywords within a specific site or domain– There can be no space between site: and the search phrase
  • x-ray AND “current * sales" AND(“Canon” OR “IKON” OR “pitney bowes” OR“ricoh”) AND "greater atlanta area“ -director -"sales manager" -"v.p." -"vp" -"vice president“ AND "Microsoft Dynamics AXProfessionals [2000+]" AND "greater chicagoarea"
  • external profile & email addresses AND ("" AND ("websites * my "" OR "" ORresume" OR "websites * my profile") AND "") AND "java" AND "j2ee" AND"java" AND "greater seattle area" inurl:pub - "greater seattle area" inurl:pub -inurl:dir -inurl:dir -inurl:jobs inurl:jobs
  • you can find your connections anywhere
  • finding your linkedin connections elsewhere
  • one last nugget for you
  • connect LinkedIn Twitter @matthewjleblanc Instagram matthew_leblanc Recruiting Blog Pinterest Facebook Tumblr Quora About.Me