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Getting Started on LinkedIn

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Tips on how to build your LinkedIn profile for Job Searches

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Getting Started on LinkedIn

  1. 1. LinkedIN Social Media for Job Seekers Carla Fair-Wright, MCP, CSQE, PMP
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>What is LinkedIn? </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn has over 70 million members in over 200 countries. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Linkedin Statistics <ul><li>A new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second, and about half of the members are outside the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are LinkedIn members . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Topics of Discussion <ul><li>Why you should be on LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>4 Things you should know </li></ul><ul><li>Joining LinkedIn Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why you should be on LinkedIn <ul><li>The power of a professional network </li></ul><ul><li>The real job market </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional vs. Modern </li></ul>
  6. 6. 4 Things You Need To Know <ul><li>Optimizing the job database </li></ul><ul><li>Secret to a great profile </li></ul><ul><li>Initial contact, follow-up and reconnecting </li></ul><ul><li>Getting great recommendations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Optimizing the jobs database Keywords Title Company Industry Location
  8. 8. Secret to a great profile Picture Connections Get Recommended Answer Questions Recommend Others
  9. 9. Initial contact, follow-up and reconnecting <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul>
  10. 10. Getting great recommendations <ul><li>Why you need recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Write them yourself! </li></ul><ul><li>Approach: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Former Boss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Joining LinkedIn Groups <ul><li>Select groups on common interest, experience, affiliation, and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Post at least once a week </li></ul><ul><li>Respond intelligently </li></ul>
  12. 12. Getting Started <ul><li>http://www.linkedIn.com </li></ul><ul><li>Signup…Its Free!! </li></ul><ul><li>Import Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Give Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Join Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Post each day </li></ul>
  13. 13. Carla Fair-Wright <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: (800) 723-6120 </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/carlafair </li></ul><ul><li>FaceBook: facebook.com/carla.fairwright </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: carlafair-wright.blogspot.com </li></ul>

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