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    • 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
      • Welcome, introductions
      • Overview of
      • Using the technology:
        • at TST
        • at work
        • at home
      • Questions???
      • 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
      • 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.
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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