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Joining, Searching, & Interacting on LinkedIn Groups

Bryant & Stratton College students and graduates: Learn about what LinkedIn groups are, how to join a group, how to search a group, and best practices of interacting within a group.

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Joining, Searching, & Interacting on LinkedIn Groups

  1. 1. Joining, Searching, & Interacting on LinkedIn Groups
  2. 2. Overview• What are LinkedIn groups?• Joining a group• Searching a group• Interacting within a group• Wrap-up
  3. 3. LinkedIn Groups What are they?
  4. 4. LinkedIn Groups• A place for professionals in the same industry or with similar interests to: – Share content – Find answers – Post and view jobs – Make business contacts – Establish themselves as industry experts
  5. 5. How to Join a LinkedIn Group • Hover over “Groups” in the top navigation bar and select “Groups Directory” • Use keywords to describe the type of group you’re looking for – Search for groups related to the program you’re enrolled in or graduated from – i.e. Medical Assisting
  6. 6. How to Join a Group on LinkedIn (cont.)• From here, you can select which groups you want to join
  7. 7. Searching a Group
  8. 8. Searching a GroupAfter joining a group use the search functionalityto see who’s in the group and how they’reconnected to you.
  9. 9. How to Search a Group• From the Group navigation select “Members”• This brings you to a list of group members sorted by how many degrees away they are from you in your LinkedIn network
  10. 10. How to Search a Group • Use the search bar on the left hand navigation to search group members • “Advanced Search” will allow you to filter your search based on: – Names – Companies – User types – Locations – Etc.
  11. 11. Interacting Within a Group
  12. 12. Interacting Within a Group• Once you join a group, be sure to interact and contribute – Post relevant and timely articles and/or information – Share your insight by commenting on posts by other group members – Ask questions to gather opinions of other group members
  13. 13. Wrap-Up• Only join relevant groups• Contribute to the groups you join• Network with other group members Remember to join your campus’ group and subgroups on LinkedIn!