Professional Networking Using      Syed Sohail Javaad       sjavaad@gmail.com)            May 10, 2012
Getting to know each other…• Myself?• A quick audience poll:  – Savvy internet users:     • Do you use internet for knowle...
Objectives• Why is social networking important?• What is LinkedIn?• Important aspects of LinkedIn     • Profile     • Cont...
•   Business and professional networking•   Founded by Reid Hoffman in May 2003•   Have more than 150 million users worldw...
Using LinkedIn for…– Building your (personal) brand– Building your network– Building your industry knowledge– Looking for ...
Features on Linkedin–Profile–Contacts–Groups–Search people, companies and jobs–News–Others: Skills, Reading etc
Tips for Effectively Using LinkedIn• Complete your profile  – Profile is not your resume  – Photo• Optimize your profile f...
Tips for Effectively Using Linkedin• Subscribe to Groups  – Contribute• Research employers and companies  – Especially for...
And Finally…• Remember that nothing can replace face-to-  face interaction and communication• Online social networks are s...
“You Miss 100% of the Shots You Never Take.”              Wayne Gretzky   “I didn’t fail, I learned 9999 ways that        ...
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Professional networking using LinkedIn

  1. 1. Professional Networking Using Syed Sohail Javaad sjavaad@gmail.com) May 10, 2012
  2. 2. Getting to know each other…• Myself?• A quick audience poll: – Savvy internet users: • Do you use internet for knowledge Management? – Facebook Users? – Twitter Users? – LinkedIn Users?
  3. 3. Objectives• Why is social networking important?• What is LinkedIn?• Important aspects of LinkedIn • Profile • Contacts • Groups • Search people, companies and jobs
  4. 4. • Business and professional networking• Founded by Reid Hoffman in May 2003• Have more than 150 million users worldwide• Listed on NYSE: LNKD• Users can maintain “connections”• Primarily used for industry knowledge sharing, recruitment, job and company search and marketing
  5. 5. Using LinkedIn for…– Building your (personal) brand– Building your network– Building your industry knowledge– Looking for opportunities And creating opportunities…
  6. 6. Features on Linkedin–Profile–Contacts–Groups–Search people, companies and jobs–News–Others: Skills, Reading etc
  7. 7. Tips for Effectively Using LinkedIn• Complete your profile – Profile is not your resume – Photo• Optimize your profile for search engines – Use Keywords • Search people with skills similar to you and look at their profiles to know keywords and what they did differently to succeed• Build connections• Get good recommendations
  8. 8. Tips for Effectively Using Linkedin• Subscribe to Groups – Contribute• Research employers and companies – Especially for interview preparations• Try to make people know you instead of you knowing them
  9. 9. And Finally…• Remember that nothing can replace face-to- face interaction and communication• Online social networks are simply means of knowing others…• …and let others know about you
  10. 10. “You Miss 100% of the Shots You Never Take.” Wayne Gretzky “I didn’t fail, I learned 9999 ways that wouldn’t work” Thomas Edison
  11. 11. sjavaad@gmail.com 11

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