LinkedIn Application Overview LinkedIn Introduction LinkedIn_22june09.pptx June 2009
LinkedIn Introduction <ul><li>LinkedIn has over 42 million active users in over 200 countries and territories around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>A new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second, and about half of our members are outside the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are LinkedIn members. </li></ul>
LinkedIn Overview <ul><li>LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you join and have created a profile you can then form enduring connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you. </li></ul>
LinkedIn Overview The first step is joining LinkedIn
LinkedIn Overview Once you have created your Account, you will build your network. You have the option To use all of your current contacts you might have in Yahoo, Gmail …etc..
LinkedIn Overview After you have started building your network, you can modify your Profile. This is where you will place your current information such as a picture, current job title and educational background.
LinkedIn Overview You now have the ability via “groups” to find communities of professionals who share a common experience, interest, affiliation or goal. You can also start your own group which will enable you to stay informed and keep in touch with people who share your interests.
LinkedIn Overview After your account has been updated, you can take advantage of numerous applications that will enable you to enrich your profile.
LinkedIn Overview <ul><li>Through your network you can also: </li></ul><ul><li>Manage the information that’s publicly available about you as professional </li></ul><ul><li>Find and be introduced to potential clients, service providers, and subject experts who come recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Create and collaborate on projects, gather data, share files and solve problems </li></ul><ul><li>Be found for business opportunities and find potential partners </li></ul><ul><li>Gain new insights from discussions with likeminded professionals in private group settings </li></ul><ul><li>Discover inside connections that can help you land jobs and close deals </li></ul><ul><li>Post and distribute job listings to find the best talent for your company </li></ul>