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Using LinkedIn to Find a Job Michelle J. Iseman Kanata Kareer Group November 2010
Introduction <ul><li>What is LinkedIn? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should I use it? </li></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li...
What is LinkedIn? <ul><li>Fastest growing professional </li></ul><ul><li>business networking site </li></ul><ul><li>Increa...
<ul><li>Potential employers can see you </li></ul><ul><li>Confer on projects </li></ul><ul><li>Sell your skills </li></ul>...
Features <ul><li>Four most useful tools on LinkedIn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Status Updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recom...
Examples of Brand Recognition <ul><li>Can you finish the slogan and name the brand? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-   Milk </li></...
Branding <ul><li>Job title – job skills – your BRAND </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: soft style – no real descriptions </li></...
Summary <ul><li>Accomplishment driven </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solved problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fixed ...
Summary Examples queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job  ©
Effective Ways to Connect <ul><li>Add to Network button on profile  </li></ul><ul><li>People you may know </li></ul><ul><l...
Using Your Contacts / Connections <ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Seek out help </li></ul><ul><li>Offer to help co...
Advanced Search / Research <ul><li>Find people, companies, job titles, skills, locations </li></ul><ul><li>Research – refe...
Groups / Discussions <ul><li>Join groups – order them </li></ul><ul><li>Read the discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Make commen...
Create a Group or Join a Discussion queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job  ©
Answers and Questions <ul><li>Answer things related to your field – SME </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions related to your fi...
Recommendations <ul><li>Like old style references </li></ul><ul><li>Define relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Wait at least a ...
Subject Matter Expert <ul><li>Show status updates of your blog or your presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Share URL’s of impo...
Blogs and Other Applications <ul><li>Create or share a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Show your presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Sh...
Investing in You <ul><li>Do you </li></ul><ul><li>Do you </li></ul><ul><li>Did you </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using Linke...
Thank You <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>What is my next step? </li></ul><ul><li>Contact me: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>W...
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  1. 1. Using LinkedIn to Find a Job Michelle J. Iseman Kanata Kareer Group November 2010
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>What is LinkedIn? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should I use it? </li></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul><ul><li>Effective ways to connect </li></ul><ul><li>Using your contacts / connections </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Search / Research </li></ul><ul><li>Groups / Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Answers and Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Matter Expert </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs and other applications </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  3. 3. What is LinkedIn? <ul><li>Fastest growing professional </li></ul><ul><li>business networking site </li></ul><ul><li>Increases your visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Builds your network and </li></ul><ul><li>your net-worth </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to connect </li></ul><ul><li>with people in the know </li></ul>3 queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  4. 4. <ul><li>Potential employers can see you </li></ul><ul><li>Confer on projects </li></ul><ul><li>Sell your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Network into a job </li></ul><ul><li>References / Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Killer profile – summary </li></ul>Why Should I Use It? queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  5. 5. Features <ul><li>Four most useful tools on LinkedIn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Status Updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow companies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some random tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>email, mobile, address book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>blog, presentations, trips </li></ul></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  6. 6. Examples of Brand Recognition <ul><li>Can you finish the slogan and name the brand? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Milk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Coke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Nike </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Nike </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Harvey’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Rice Krispies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Raisin Bran </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Scotiabank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your brand is your promise – what you can do! </li></ul></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  7. 7. Branding <ul><li>Job title – job skills – your BRAND </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: soft style – no real descriptions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exp Hi-Tech Mgmt Pro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trainer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Better examples: killer profiles – adjectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Results-driven Product Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Technology Visionary, Social Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leader </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use key words so </li></ul><ul><li>you can be found in a search </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  8. 8. Summary <ul><li>Accomplishment driven </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solved problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fixed issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Qualifications highlights </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiated contracts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fast systems cutovers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Specialties </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project mgmt </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Programming languages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Bullet point or short </li></ul><ul><li>paragraphs </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  9. 9. Summary Examples queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  10. 10. Effective Ways to Connect <ul><li>Add to Network button on profile </li></ul><ul><li>People you may know </li></ul><ul><li>Connect using email </li></ul><ul><li>Connect through an existing connection – introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Make the connection that’s </li></ul><ul><li>meaningful – custom text </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  11. 11. Using Your Contacts / Connections <ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Seek out help </li></ul><ul><li>Offer to help contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Find an inside connection </li></ul><ul><li>to a prospective employer </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with former colleagues, </li></ul><ul><li>classmates, people you know </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections with people </li></ul><ul><li>who have similar skills that you </li></ul><ul><li>do not know </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  12. 12. Advanced Search / Research <ul><li>Find people, companies, job titles, skills, locations </li></ul><ul><li>Research – references, companies, hiring managers, skills, job titles, people in the news </li></ul><ul><li>Company search / follow – for news, jobs, new products </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn polls, Twitter feeds, SlideShare presentations </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  13. 13. Groups / Discussions <ul><li>Join groups – order them </li></ul><ul><li>Read the discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Make comments </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Post blog items </li></ul><ul><li>Read the news </li></ul><ul><li>Email settings </li></ul><ul><li>Look for job postings </li></ul><ul><li>Re-post interesting </li></ul><ul><li>articles </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  14. 14. Create a Group or Join a Discussion queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  15. 15. Answers and Questions <ul><li>Answer things related to your field – SME </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions related to your field </li></ul><ul><li>Seek help from experts </li></ul><ul><li>Search the Answers section </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  16. 16. Recommendations <ul><li>Like old style references </li></ul><ul><li>Define relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Wait at least a week </li></ul><ul><li>Let THEM write the </li></ul><ul><li>recommendation for you </li></ul><ul><li>Write about attributes </li></ul><ul><li>Check grammar / spelling </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  17. 17. Subject Matter Expert <ul><li>Show status updates of your blog or your presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Share URL’s of important information </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions related to your field </li></ul><ul><li>Confer with colleagues – show in status updates and in your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Answer questions for which you know the irrefutable answer </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  18. 18. Blogs and Other Applications <ul><li>Create or share a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Show your presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Show events </li></ul><ul><li>Add your books </li></ul><ul><li>Add your trips </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  19. 19. Investing in You <ul><li>Do you </li></ul><ul><li>Do you </li></ul><ul><li>Did you </li></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
  20. 20. Thank You <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>What is my next step? </li></ul><ul><li>Contact me: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http://queenschmooze.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 613-355-6378 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/michellejiseman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/QueenSchmooze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/QueenSchmooze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions, book a consultation, seek out help </li></ul></ul>queenschmooze.com Using LinkedIn to Find a Job ©
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