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Linked In For Tst 1 2010

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  • 1. An Introduction to Julie Kniznik and Scott Lubell Prepared for Temple Shir Tikva January 24, 2010 9 Shevat 5770 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • 2.
    • Welcome, introductions
    • Overview of
    • Using the technology:
      • at TST
      • at work
      • at home
    • Questions???
  • 3.
    • Professional networking website
    • Multi-purpose:
      • Focused online communications and information
      • Finding alumni, former colleagues
      • Researching companies
      • Job search/recruiting
    • Easy to use source of valuable information
  • 4.
    • Key feature is gated-access approach , where contact with professionals requires a pre-existing relationship, or the intervention of a contact, relies on reputation and builds trust among the users.
  • 5.
    • LinkedIn is a business network of experienced professionals in 130 industries
    • LinkedIn has over 50 million members in over 200 countries
    • 500+ corporations use LinkedIn as one of their primary recruitment tools
    • 150,000+ recruiters, use LinkedIn
    • Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are members
    • Three degrees of separation. 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd , YOU
  • 6.
    • Employers often seek passive candidates because they are inundated with resumes
    • Many employers are not paying for job postings in this economy
    • Employers prefer to hire someone referred to them; social media enables referrals
    • Social networking sites make it easy for employers to find you online
    • Social media is a great source of networking contacts
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    • Complete your profile
      • Use your résumé summary or a short bio
      • List employers , and a brief overview of each role using the PAR model
      • Include past companies and affiliations
      • List technical skills and strengths that relate to qualifications for targeted roles
      • List academic institutions and degrees
      • Upload a business appropriate photo
    • Get Recommendations
      • From former managers and colleagues
    • Invite 20 or more connections
      • Adding connections increases the likelihood of your profile coming up near the top when a recruiter/hiring manager does a search
    • Improve Your Google PageRank
      • Create a public profile and select “Full View.” Also, instead of using the default URL, customize your public profile’s URL to be your actual name
      • Use this link in your Email signature
      • Link your web site or blog to your profile
  • 12.
    • 5 . Join Professional and Alumni Groups
      • You can connect directly to any group member
    • 6. Find Out Where People With Your Background Are Working
      • Use advanced people search to find where people with similar skills in your geography have been hired
    • Get to the Hiring Manager
      • Search LinkedIn Jobs to find the names of hiring managers
      • Look at the list of people in your network who work for that company or know the hiring manager
    • Research Employee Career Paths & If A Company is Hiring
      • “ Company Profiles” tell you where people have gone after leaving a company and also includes a section called “New Hires”
      • “ Company Profiles” also show you the career path of employees before they worked they worked at their present company
    • Get the Word Out
      • Tell your network that you’re looking for a job and what your looking for