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Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn

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Presentation by Erik Wieland, Applications Manager at UCSF IT, as part of the "UCSF Profiles & LinkedIn Bootcamp for Researchers, Faculty, Staff" on 2/9/2015.

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Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn

  1. 1. Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn Erik Wieland, UCSF IT http://www.linkedin.com/in/ewieland
  2. 2. What is LinkedIn? More than 347 million members in over 200 countries and territories More than two new members per second In Q4 2014, more than 75% of new members came to LinkedIn from outside the United States Over 39 million students and recent college graduates – fastest growing demographic 2/9/15Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn2
  3. 3. No, really, What is LinkedIn? Professional social networking • Post your resume and expertise • Keep in touch with people you know • Follow companies • Join groups Job board • Jobs displayed based on your interests and profile • Use your network to get an “in” Industry news aggregator Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn3 2/9/15
  4. 4. How do I use LinkedIn? 1. Create your profile 2. Connect to your colleagues 3. ??? 4. PROFIT!!! Erik’s LinkedIn Profile LinkedIn Learning Center Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn4 2/9/15
  5. 5. How do You use LinkedIn? Follow what’s going on • Which industries, areas are growing? Shrinking? • Which colleagues are feeling pressure? Thriving? • Who’s new to UCSF? Who’s leaving? • Who’s looking at, for me? Strengthen my network • Endorse • Recommend • Encourage Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn5 2/9/15
  6. 6. Frequently Asked Questions What should I post as an update? How do I use “Who’s Viewed Your Profile?” What are my LinkedIn Networks? How do I use LinkedIn to find business allies? What are all these settings? What should I include in my profile? How can I create a custom URL? How can I get some recommendations? Why should I follow companies? How can I use Search? Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn6 2/9/15
  7. 7. LinkedIn Networking tips 1. Keep your information up to date 2. Spend 30 minutes a week on LinkedIn 3. Only connect with people you really know 4. Use what you learn on LinkedIn in real life 5. Remember that LinkedIn is a professional social networking tool Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn7 2/9/15
  8. 8. Questions? Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn8 2/9/15

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