How to Use LinkedIn In Your
Job Search

                   By Kenneth Yee
What We Will Do
   Define social networking
   Create or edit your LinkedIn profile
   Find other contacts
   Find com...
Creating Your Personal Brand
   Define who you are on the Internet
   Become recognized as an expert on a
    subject
 ...
Social Networking
   Social networking is a community of
    people
   Fastest growing part of the Internet
   LinkedIn...
Linkedin
   Used mostly by professionals and
    businesses
   Over 30 million users
   Source for recruiter leads
The LinkedIn Profile
   Title
   Picture
   Summary
   Experience
   Education
Recommendations
   Ask coworkers or managers
   Ask former contacts
   Offer to recommend others
   Recommendations wi...
Use LinkedIn to Find Contacts
   Degree of contact
   People Search
   Discussion Group Members
Join Discussion Groups
   Groups are formed around schools,
    companies and topics
   Ability to participate on discus...
Company Search
   Find companies in your job target
   Research company information
   Company Employee Lists
Answer Questions
   Answer questions in your area of
    expertise
   Be known as a subject area expert
   Ask question...
LinkedIn Job Search
   Find jobs only on LinkedIn
   Find contacts in hiring companies
   Apply to job requests on Link...
How to Get Started
   Complete your profile
   Build your network
       Colleagues
       Discussion Groups
       C...
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  1. 1. How to Use LinkedIn In Your Job Search By Kenneth Yee
  2. 2. What We Will Do  Define social networking  Create or edit your LinkedIn profile  Find other contacts  Find companies
  3. 3. Creating Your Personal Brand  Define who you are on the Internet  Become recognized as an expert on a subject  Be found on Google  Have a blog  Belong to social networks
  4. 4. Social Networking  Social networking is a community of people  Fastest growing part of the Internet  LinkedIn is a social network  Other social networks include Facebook, MySpace and others
  5. 5. Linkedin  Used mostly by professionals and businesses  Over 30 million users  Source for recruiter leads
  6. 6. The LinkedIn Profile  Title  Picture  Summary  Experience  Education
  7. 7. Recommendations  Ask coworkers or managers  Ask former contacts  Offer to recommend others  Recommendations will make your profile stand out
  8. 8. Use LinkedIn to Find Contacts  Degree of contact  People Search  Discussion Group Members
  9. 9. Join Discussion Groups  Groups are formed around schools, companies and topics  Ability to participate on discussion boards  Find relevant contacts
  10. 10. Company Search  Find companies in your job target  Research company information  Company Employee Lists
  11. 11. Answer Questions  Answer questions in your area of expertise  Be known as a subject area expert  Ask questions  Find contacts
  12. 12. LinkedIn Job Search  Find jobs only on LinkedIn  Find contacts in hiring companies  Apply to job requests on LinkedIn
  13. 13. How to Get Started  Complete your profile  Build your network  Colleagues  Discussion Groups  Company Employee Lists  Offer assistance to others  Pass along requests

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