What is Linkedin.com? It’s a business-focused social networking website, designed first and foremost to help you leverage your existing relationships. You can also meet and interact with new people, in a professional context.
What is Linkedin.comIt’s a business-focused social networking website, designed first and foremost to help you leverage your existing relationships. You can also meet and interact with new people, in a professional context.
Why Should You Use LinkedIn?The largest professional networking site online Over 100 Million users! – all interested in being better networked professionallyA great place to find expertise professionalsA place to ask, collaborate, and offer help to others Website Unique visitors count Monsterindia.com 11,042 UV / perday Naukri.com 34,520 UV / perday Linkedin.com 26,186,877 UV / perday
Number of Unique Visitors in Linkedin.comEarly 2008 4+ M unique visitors/monthJune 2008 9.5 M unique visitors/monthNow 26 M unique visitors/day.
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How to increase your chances of getting relevant professionals Fully complete your profile! - Make it EASY to read! 1. BRIEF – Key points summary with Specialties 2. Skills & Expertise 3. CONTACT INFORMATION! 4. Full Job History (written in SHORT points with white space) 5. Accomplishments / Successes 6. KEYWORDS – KEYWORDS - KEYWORDS 7. Recommendations 8. PROFESSIONAL Picture (to built trust) 9. Acadamic informations 10. Update your Website BlogaddressTwitter id At the end Go to Profile -> edit profile -> Improve your profile & fill up the details accordingly.
BUILD YOUR NETWORK!Add Connections – As many as possible for good searchesRecent and Old Co-workers, Classmates, Friends, Family, Relevant Skilled Peoples, Rare skilled peoples, even recruiters*.Join ‘Groups’ related to your career or industry
Searching professionalsSearches to define your target job titles, locations, Skills required and much more…Searches to find contacts at your target companies Search current company, titles, keywordsSearches to find company informationNot getting enough results??? BOOLEAN SEARCH IN GOOGLE!!!
Do’s Add your daily outlook email connections using Outlook toolbar Add appropriate groups using Skills option Add LIONS as your connections. Daily visit Linkedin Today to get today trends (Rypple) Use Skills option very effectively to know about appropriate skills, to add perfect groups & much more Use bullhornreach to post your jobs Post your jobs before 12pm everyday Follow companies. Always use Linkedin Advanced search for finding professionals within specific group/all linkedin users. Always lookout your linkedin updates (All updates/Coworkers/ Update your linkedin account frequently. Always use comments to post your jobs on relevant postings/groups. Use professional inmail formats. Sent a message to moderator, when a group member not accepts your group requests. Get recommendations from your Successful hires Promote your profile everywhere (Email signature, forums, other social sites) Export your linkedin connections in regular basis.
Don’t’s Do not mention your client name while posting the jobs Do not sent invitations with default message (Always use (personal message) Do not add Irrelevant connections / Groups. Do not post jobs in general discussion forum of any groups.(always use job discussions forum). Do not post any jobs without reading the group rules
Google Boolean Keyword to find peoplesite:www.linkedin.com intitle:linkedin YOUR KEYWORDS HERE -intitle:answers -intitle:updated - intitle:blog -intitle:directory -inurl:jobs - inurl:megite.com
Most Useful Links Linkedin Advanced search http://www.linkedin.com/search?trk=advsrch Linkedin Today http://www.linkedin.com/today/ To Add Linkedin Lions http://windmillnetworking.com/2009/07/17/10-linkedin-lions-super-connectors-you-must- invite-connect/ Google Boolean Keywords http://www.googleguide.com/advanced_operators.html Twitter search https://twitter.com/#!/search-advanced Bullhorn reach http://www.bullhornreach.com/ Boolean Key find email id for Linkedin public user : site:linkedin.com "location * India" inurl:in | pub -dir "email * * @*com" | "email * * @*org" | "email * * @*edu" -intext:http | -intext:www "UNIX“