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  • 1. Why Consider aLinkedIn Profile? Presented by Professor Sandra Rimetz Technology Forum Series, MCC on Main Manchester Community College October 4, 2012
  • 2. Have You Ever Searched for Yourself?Why LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  • 3. First we need to defineWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  • 4. Why LinkedIn?World’s largest professional network with over 175 million members and growing rapidly.Connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. Linkedin.comWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
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  • 6. Why LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  • 7. Who Uses It?• Job seekers• Consultants• Entrepreneurs• Nosey surfers• Or even the happily employed Why LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  • 8. Why LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  • 9. 1. Your Profile• Resume• Flawless• First Impression for visitors• Use Keywords to those you are targeting• Detail as much as possible• Change your headline Why LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  • 10. 2. Expand Your Network• 1st, 2nd, 3rd degree connections o Expanding 1st degree creates more of the others• Import your contact lists• Be open to invites from everyone• Email nameWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  • 11. 3. Start a Group• Select a topic• What is you want to “own”• Promote these on other social networks• Monitor questions and give answersWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  • 12. 4. Keep Up to Date• Keep information fresh and current in your profile• Commit time every weekWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  • 13. Stay Connected• Do you have a business card?• Is your resume up to date?• Do you have a portfolio ready?• Are your social media accounts current?• Is your email address professional?• Consider a blog Why LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  • 14. Why LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  • 15. Stay In TouchTwitter: @SophUserLinkedIn: Sandra RimetzPinterest: http://pinterest.com/techusers/Web Site: www.sophisticateduser.comE-Mail/Google+: sophuser@gmail.comWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  • 16. Next Week’s ForumWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012