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How to Find a Job Using LinkedIn

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  • Using LinkedIn to Find a Job Michelle J. Iseman Kanata Kareer Group November 2010
  • Introduction
    • What is LinkedIn?
    • Why should I use it?
    • Features
    • Branding
    • Effective ways to connect
    • Using your contacts / connections
    • Advanced Search / Research
    • Groups / Discussions
    • Answers and Questions
    • Recommendations
    • Subject Matter Expert
    • Blogs and other applications
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  • What is LinkedIn?
    • Fastest growing professional
    • business networking site
    • Increases your visibility
    • Builds your network and
    • your net-worth
    • Allows you to connect
    • with people in the know
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    • Potential employers can see you
    • Confer on projects
    • Sell your skills
    • Accomplishments
    • Network into a job
    • References / Recommendations
    • Killer profile – summary
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  • Features
    • Four most useful tools on LinkedIn:
      • Status Updates
      • Recommendations
      • Answers
      • Follow companies
    • Some random tools:
      • email, mobile, address book
      • blog, presentations, trips
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  • Examples of Brand Recognition
    • Can you finish the slogan and name the brand?
      • - Milk
      • - Coke
      • - Nike
      • - Nike
      • - Harvey’s
      • - Rice Krispies
      • - Raisin Bran
      • - Scotiabank
      • Your brand is your promise – what you can do!
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  • Branding
    • Job title – job skills – your BRAND
    • Examples: soft style – no real descriptions
      • Exp Hi-Tech Mgmt Pro
      • Trainer
    • Better examples: killer profiles – adjectives
      • Senior Results-driven Product Manager
      • Information Technology Visionary, Social Media
      • Leader
    • Use key words so
    • you can be found in a search
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  • Summary
    • Accomplishment driven
        • Solved problems
        • Fixed issues
    • Qualifications highlights
        • Negotiated contracts
        • Fast systems cutovers
    • Specialties
        • Project mgmt
        • Programming languages
    • Bullet point or short
    • paragraphs
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  • Summary Examples queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  • Effective Ways to Connect
    • Add to Network button on profile
    • People you may know
    • Connect using email
    • Connect through an existing connection – introduction
    • Make the connection that’s
    • meaningful – custom text
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  • Using Your Contacts / Connections
    • Ask questions
    • Seek out help
    • Offer to help contacts
    • Find an inside connection
    • to a prospective employer
    • Connect with former colleagues,
    • classmates, people you know
    • Make connections with people
    • who have similar skills that you
    • do not know
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  • Advanced Search / Research
    • Find people, companies, job titles, skills, locations
    • Research – references, companies, hiring managers, skills, job titles, people in the news
    • Company search / follow – for news, jobs, new products
    • LinkedIn polls, Twitter feeds, SlideShare presentations
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  • Groups / Discussions
    • Join groups – order them
    • Read the discussions
    • Make comments
    • Ask questions
    • Post blog items
    • Read the news
    • Email settings
    • Look for job postings
    • Re-post interesting
    • articles
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  • Create a Group or Join a Discussion queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  • Answers and Questions
    • Answer things related to your field – SME
    • Ask questions related to your field
    • Seek help from experts
    • Search the Answers section
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  • Recommendations
    • Like old style references
    • Define relationship
    • Wait at least a week
    • Let THEM write the
    • recommendation for you
    • Write about attributes
    • Check grammar / spelling
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  • Subject Matter Expert
    • Show status updates of your blog or your presentations
    • Share URL’s of important information
    • Ask questions related to your field
    • Confer with colleagues – show in status updates and in your profile
    • Answer questions for which you know the irrefutable answer
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  • Blogs and Other Applications
    • Create or share a blog
    • Show your presentations
    • Show events
    • Add your books
    • Add your trips
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  • Investing in You
    • Do you
    • Do you
    • Did you
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  • Thank You
    • Questions?
    • What is my next step?
    • Contact me:
      • Website: http://queenschmooze.com
      • Email: [email_address]
      • Phone: 613-355-6378
      • LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/michellejiseman
      • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/QueenSchmooze
      • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/QueenSchmooze
      • Ask questions, book a consultation, seek out help
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