What should I include in my profile? – include visuals
This is your web-searchable resume, so use it to update your resume and vice versa. Check spelling, punctuation, etc. Watch your connections’ connections to find people you may know. Connect with school friends. Your LinkedIn network represents your circles of influence (droplet analogy), not a collection of business cards. Avoid vendors unless they’re really business partners. Avoid recruiters unless you’re really looking (since that’s what other people will think). Research people to find new things to talk about, help understand their perspective, find commonalities, etc. Always research people you interview with (attraction analogy) Don’t overload your connections with personal or inane information. Use your feed to keep people informed about you and your interests.
Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn
Building Your Professional
Network with LinkedIn
Erik Wieland, UCSF IT
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
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No, really, What is LinkedIn?
Professional social networking
• Post your resume and expertise
• Keep in touch with people you know
• Follow companies
• Join groups
• Jobs displayed based on your interests and profile
• Use your network to get an “in”
Industry news aggregator
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How do I use LinkedIn?
1. Create your profile
2. Connect to your colleagues
Erik’s LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn Learning Center
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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
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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I post as an
How do I use “Who’s
Viewed Your Profile?”
What are my LinkedIn
How do I use LinkedIn to
find business allies?
What are all these settings?
What should I include in my
How can I create a custom
How can I get some
Why should I follow
How can I use Search?
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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
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