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Introduction To Linked In

  1. 1. Introduction to Linked In Tim Ellis May 4th, 2011
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li># 1 professional networking site in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 million members </li></ul><ul><li>First impression counts </li></ul><ul><li>You control what people see </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase your skills and talents, so the right people find you </li></ul>
  3. 3. My Profile <ul><li>View My Profile – what the network sees </li></ul><ul><li>Edit My Profile – edit the different elements of your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An overview of your name, location, current title, past positions, education, recommendations, and links to your websites. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Steps to Follow <ul><li>Set up your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Add contacts/ connections </li></ul><ul><li>Search past jobs, schools and associations </li></ul><ul><li>Search your outlook connections </li></ul><ul><li>Invite people you know </li></ul><ul><li>Customize your invitation </li></ul><ul><li>Offer value </li></ul><ul><li>Goal of 500 connections </li></ul>
  5. 5. Profile <ul><li>Get it 100% complete </li></ul><ul><li>Picture, email and phone </li></ul><ul><li>Add current and all past jobs </li></ul><ul><li>List all schools you attended </li></ul><ul><li>List interests and honors </li></ul><ul><li>Add group and associations </li></ul><ul><li>Complete like a resume but with more detail </li></ul><ul><li>Request recommendations from clients, vendors and past employers </li></ul><ul><li>Add applications </li></ul>
  6. 6. Growing Connections <ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Past companies, schools, organizations, groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every time you meet someone, give them your business card and ask them to connect on LI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you get new connections, search their connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look at people who have viewed their connections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse “Contacts you may know” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Groups <ul><li>Join up to 50 groups </li></ul><ul><li>Set notification settings for each group </li></ul><ul><li>Search group members to invite to connect </li></ul><ul><li>Review discussions and participate </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your own groups (industry or market specific) to share or notify of industry activity </li></ul>
  8. 8. Follow Companies <ul><li>Customers, competitors, potential employers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History /background of people you will be meeting with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations/referrals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New hires, open positions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company info – size, locations, history, officers </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Network <ul><li>Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Associations, church, social clubs, athletic clubs, golf, softball, kid’s sports, etc.. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grow your network </li></ul><ul><li>Update status – what you are working on seminars, presentations, conferences, etc.. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Research <ul><li>Research companies and employees </li></ul><ul><li>Research potential bosses or hiring managers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History, background, referrals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Company size, employees, locations </li></ul>
  11. 11. What’s Your Plan? <ul><li>Open a Linked In account </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up your profile - get 100% complete </li></ul><ul><li>Record: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>% complete on your profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li># of contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li># of recommendations you have </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dedicate 15 min a day or 1-2 hours/week </li></ul><ul><li>Set a monthly Outlook reminder to track your progress </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Feel free to connect with me on Linked In @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/timellis17 </li></ul><ul><li>Question and answer? </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>

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