Enhance Your LinkedIn Experience

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  • 1. GET LINKEDIN• Building your network• Classmates• Groups• Companies• Joining the conversation
  • 2. BUILDING YOUR NETWORK• Your Profile• Your Contacts• Your Inbox• Your Settings
  • 3. IS YOUR PROFILE COMPLETE?• A current position, two past positions• Education• A profile photo & summary• Specialties• At least three recommendations
  • 4. 1, 2, 3 DEGREES OF SEPARATION1st - Your Connections2nd – Friends of friends3rd – Friends of friends…of friends
  • 5. 1, 2, 3 DEGREES OF SEPARATION
  • 6. GROWING YOUR NETWORK• Be aware: LinkedIn contact development tools• Connecting with friends & colleagues• Browsing and/or following those in your field• Using Classmates• Following Groups or Companies
  • 7. CLASSMATESlinkedin.com/classmates
  • 8. CLASSMATES• Explore alumni career trends• Search for contacts• Find opportunities
  • 9. McMASTER ALUMNI GROUP• INSTANT common ground• Relevant news, discussions, events
  • 10. HOW GROUPS WORK http://learn.linkedin.com/groups/
  • 11. GROUP SETTINGS• Adjust your Group settings to receive emails from Group posts
  • 12. COMPANY PAGES• Track company developments• Job Opportunities• Offer product/service recommendations• Increase your visibility to the company
  • 13. JOINING THE CONVERSATION • Inbox – direct/focused messages • Recommendations • Group discussion posts • Liking & Following • Synching other social media
  • 14. ROUNDTABLE• What are you hoping to achieve from LinkedIn?• What groups or companies are you going to follow? (Hint: McMaster Alumni Group!)• What challenges do you anticipate?
  • 15. KYLE KUCHMEYlinkedin.com/in/kylekuchmeyMcMaster University Alumni - Official Groupkuchmek@mcmaster.ca