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  • 1. Leveraging LinkedIn  for your job search Steve Sherlock   Experienced project manager, Customer experience advocate, Social media practitioner
  • 2. Assumptions
    • This presentation assumes that you have
      • established a LinkedIn account
      • completed your profile
      • built your network to more than 25
      • some recommendations
    • If you have not completed all of the above
    • you may not be in a position to fully appreciate the tips
    • Hold this document, work on the above items
    • and then you'll be ready to take advantage of these tips
  • 3. You have and use an RSS Reader
    • You can use any one of the following:
      • Yahoo
      • iGoogle
      • Google Reader (I'll demo with this)
      • Bloglines
    • If you need a brief on what an RSS Reader will do, you can view this video here:
    • http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english
  • 4. Agenda
    • What we will cover
    • My tips
      • Set up RSS Feed
        • care and feeding of your network made easy
      • Job search
        • sort by date posted
      • Targeted company search
        • show more
      • Target company search through People tab
        • include groups
    • Your questions
    • as time permits, if you have something to address
    • let's go for it
  • 5. Set up RSS Feed
      • Sign into your account
      • Go to Settings in top right corner
      • Go to RSS Setting, scrolling down on left column
      • Enable, choose RSS Reader
      • View reader output daily
      • Send messages of congratulations, etc. as appropriate
  • 6. Care and feeding of your network
    • With RSS Feed results
      • Add value
      • Update moderately
      • Update individually in a timely manner
        •   as a result you'll be more effective, more efficient
    • With targeted search results
      • Specific people to look to connect with
      • Try one path at a time
      • Send InMail in addition to Introductions (limited to 5)
        • you'll have the info you need to land the position you want
  • 7.
      • Select Jobs, Find Jobs
      • Input title, search
      • Filter on geographic location
      • When results appear, sort by posted date
      • You now see the newest jobs on top of the list
      • Saves time to find out what has changed since your last visit
    •  
    Job Search, sort by date posted
  • 8.  
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  • 10. Targeted company search
      • On the menu, select More, then Companies
      • Leave Company name blank
      • Choose location
      • "show more"
      • reveals more options to filter your selections by including the size of target firm, industry, and "are they hiring?"
      • Results include relationships to connections
  • 11.  
  • 12.  
  • 13. Advanced People Search
      • Take a company name from your results
      • Go to People, Advanced
      • Input Company name
      • Ensure "all groups" checked
      • Search and review results
  • 14.  
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  • 16. LinkedIn/Job Search Resources
    • LinkedIn Blog   http://blog.linkedin.com/
    • Sean Nelson    http://socialmediasonar.com/
    • Neal Schaffer   http://windmillnetworking.com/
    • Tim Tyrell-Smith   http://timsstrategy.com/
    • Wall Street Journal   http://blogs.wsj.com/laidoff/
    • Laid Off IT Guy    http://www.informit.com/authors/laidoffITguy
  • 17. Contact info
    • LinkedIn Profile
    • http://www.linkedin.com/in/stephensherlock
    • My main blog ->  http://steves2cents.blogspot.com/
    • separate RSS Feed for "job search notes"
    • My public service blog ->  http://franklinmatters.blogspot.com/
    • Twitter ->  http://twitter.com/shersteve

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