Another place to browse job listings is inside groups that you belong to. Remember also that LinkedIn group members can post job listings to one another. Check out the Jobs pages of any and every group you belong to – yet another reason to become active in LinkedIn groups and receive regular group updates! And, many alums have a preference for people who went to the same school, so sometimes you have a better chance applying for a job posted in your alumni network.
Before we break for another round of questions, here are three suggestions for what you can do as soon as you sign off of this webinar to get started making the most of LinkedIn.
Linked in 101
LinkedIn 101 Dr. Alice CamutiVersion 1.07.2011
How LinkedIn WorksYour Friends’ FriendsYour FriendsYour Friends’ Friends’ Friends
Latin America3%Other0%North America61%Europe24%Asia8%Africa1%Middle East1%Oceania2%Who Uses LinkedIn?•120 million+ professionals•Over 150 industries•Executives from everyFortune 500 firm•6.5 million+ students•9 million+ recent college grads•37,000 college and universityalumni groups•People are joining LinkedIn at arate faster than 2 new membersper second!
“It’s no longer enough to simply have a solidresume. Students now need a professionalonline presence.”- Holly Paul, US Recruiting LeaderPricewaterhouseCoopers
The 5 Golden Rules of StudentLinkedIn Profiles1. Professional photo of student alone2. Headline with area of study and/or career ambitions3. Keyword-rich summary that includes type ofpositions student is seeking4. Inclusion of volunteer activities, internships andextra curriculars5. Recommendations from professors, advisors,internships
Promote Your LinkedIn Profile:Email Signature Line------------------------------Jane DoeNational Company, Inc.Ph: (800) 555-1234Fax: (800) 555-5678Jane.Doe@National.comConnect with me on LinkedIn:www.linkedin.com/in/JaneDoe
Your LinkedIn Connection Strategy• Connect with people you know and trust• Friends & family• Former colleagues & classmates• Fellow group members• New contacts• It’s okay to “Archive” (ignore) requests• Quality is better than quantity
How to find your dreamjob/internship on LinkedIn
2. Explore Opportunities with Organizationsthat Don’t Recruit on Campus
• PR Coordinator at Major League Baseball• Baseball Operations Intern at Pittsburgh Pirates• Marketing Trainee at Atlanta Braves• Sports Business Lawyer• Athletic Academic Advisor• Ambassador of Fun for the Sussex Skyhawks Baseball Team
Ongoing Career Benefits of LinkedIn• Maintain a strong online professional presence• Status updates• Commenting in group discussions• Answering questions• Research companies, clients, customers, peopleyou’re meeting, etc.• Advanced search• Give and receive “small goods”• Status updates• Group updates
Calls to Action1. Complete your LinkedIn profile to 100%1. Upload your current contacts and sendconnection requests2. Join your alumni group on LinkedIn