Starting a LinkedIn Proflie

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Starting a LinkedIn Proflie

  1. 1. LinkedIn: Creating Your Professional Profile By Amy Schulz Feather River College aschulz@frc.edu
  2. 2. LinkedIn Overview Powerful Tool What is LinkedIn? Professional Profile Building your online presence while in college
  3. 3. LinkedIn Professional Social Networking 93% of Recruiters used LinkedIn to fill position Be more relevant before you graduate
  4. 4. Start/Edit Your Profile Please use a permanent email address because you should be using this LinkedIn profile for years to come Follow the steps to get started.
  5. 5. Tips as you Go: Do not invite people to your network until you have a complete profile Skip the search your email list option for now
  6. 6. Goals for your Profile Goal 1: Upload a professional headshot photo of yourself
  7. 7. Goals for your Profile Goal 2: Complete the “Education” section
  8. 8. Goals for your Profile Goal 3: Update your “Experience” to include all relevant work experiences, transferable skills, volunteer experiences
  9. 9. Goals for your Profile Goal 4: Link to your twitter page, your website, or your blog but only if it is a professional representation of yourself.
  10. 10. Goals for your Profile Goal 5: Write a meaningful summary that adequately describes your skills and abilities, your strengths and accomplishments, and future goals.
  11. 11. Next Steps After Profile Join Groups Connect with your network Give endorsements Ask for recommendation Study other profiles
  12. 12. Best of luck developing your LinkedIn profile!

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