LinkedIn is NOT Facebook!!!My experience as a recruiter Sourcing candidates using linkedin “Background check” or digital dirt on FB or twitter
Let’s talk about the disconnect here!!
Home, Profile, Contacts, Groups, Jobs, Inbox, Companies, News, MoreHome:-News feed, industry articles, connections posting, etc-Connection Suggestions-Who has viewed your profileProfile:Professional depiction of yourself- should mimic your resume1) Heading (City, State, Profile Picture, Title, Contact Information) Professional Profile Pictures: Mine, Stacey’s, Josh Hayden Non Professional Profile Pictures: Jacob Morley, No profile picture at all2) Activity New connections, joining groups, following companies, “liking” an article, etc3) Background -Summary (Objective or Cover Letter) Cara vs. Sarah -Education -Work History -Skills/Expertise Additional Content: Volunteer Organizations Projects Languages Publications Honors & Awards Courses Certifications 4) Recommendations 5) Connections 6) Groups 7) Following
Search and join a group- if the group you joined grants automatic access search that groups members- find another connection!!
THE RISE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING…Use LinkedIn to yourAdvantage!
MY BACKGROUND:Cara ValentineGraduate Counselor/Employer RelationsAssistantvalentc01@buffalostate.eduCareer Development CenterCLEV email@example.com Upstate NY St. LawrenceUniversity Headhunter Buffalo State- CDC
HOW MANY OF YOU ARE USING… Facebook? Twitter? LinkedIn? Instagram? Pinterest?
IMPORTANCE OF NETWORKING… What is networking? Definition: to develop relationships with people who can behelpful to one professionally, especially in finding employmentor moving to a higher position Why is networking important? Hiring Process“The work you do and the relationships you build stay with you forever!”
WHAT IS LINKEDIN? Social media website used specifically for professionalnetworking 200 million+ members (U.S. & Internationally) Allows you to: Manage and market your professional identity-Electronic Resume Build and engage with professionals in your network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities (job, extra curricular, volunteer,etc) RESEARCH: Graduate School, Law School, Companies, Otherprofessionals, Hiring Managers, etc.FREE APP ON YOUR SMARTPHONE ORTABLET
LINKEDIN PROFILE Let’s take a look at what LinkedIn has to offer!! Home page/news feed Profile Contacts Groups Jobs Inbox Companies News More…
CONNECTIONS LinkedIn profiles are connections not “friends” 1st, 2nd and 3rd Connections Why? Helps you create your niche or area of interest (ie Law, Education, Fashion, Sales, etc) Job, Internship, Volunteer leads Build a relationship & help people network- “I scratch your back you scratch mine” Rule of thumb: Do not connect with anyone who will not benefit from knowing youor someone in your network Don’t connect with just anybody!!
GROUPS Why? Connect with like-minded professionals related to your industry Join discussions by sharing insights, posting articles or asking a question Find people to connect with also in group Job, Internship and Volunteer leads Join groups that are part of your “niche” Alumni Relations is a great tool for networking- Join Buffalo Stategroup
JOB SEARCH Why? Search for jobs and internships posted on LinkedIn A lot of recruiters/ hiring managers are now ONLY advertising their jobopenings on LinkedIn You can save job openings in different industries (up to 10 searches) emailedto you daily, weekly or monthly.
FOLLOW COMPANIES Why? Industry insight Find new professionals to connect with Track changes and development Job or Internship advertisements Generate job leads (expansions, promotions, job changes, etc)
QUESTIONS???Cara Valentine- Graduate Career Counselorvalentc01@buffalostate.eduCLEV 306716-878-5811