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Linkedin Overview<br />Created for Career Services<br />By Hyun Woo<br />June 24, 2009<br />
Purpose<br />A guide for using Linkedin created for the Career Services team.  <br />By effective use of this tool, we may...
Outline: the Five Areas<br />What is Linkedin?<br />How Linkedin Works / Proper Usage<br />Getting Started:  Creation of P...
I.  What is Linkedin?<br />Linkedin is a social networking tool used by business professionals for the following:<br />To ...
What Linkedin is NOT:<br />NOT a place to actively look for personal relationships or activity buddies.<br />NOT a place t...
II.  How Linkedin Works:<br />Connect with other members by inviting them into your network.<br />Join a group and send ot...
Proper Protocols<br />Some Commonly Shared “Best Practices”:<br />Create a profile first, before contacting others<br />Jo...
III.  Getting started with Linkedin<br />Sign Up and Create a Free Account.<br />Create a Personalized Profile.<br />Searc...
Creating a Profile<br />A combination of a brief autobiography and a resume. <br />Most important:  Highlight accomplishme...
Additional Tools<br />Job Search Engine<br />Company Profiles<br />Industry, Alumni, and Trade Groups<br />Slideshow (for ...
IV.  How Career Services can Use  Linkedin<br />Career Education: teach students on its value and features.<br />Job Devel...
V.  What to Emphasize to Students<br />Key differences between Linkedin and other Social Networking Tools (ala MySpace).<b...
Closing<br />Linkedin, like much of social networking, is an ever evolving tool.<br />Experimentation and feedback is what...
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  1. 1. Linkedin Overview<br />Created for Career Services<br />By Hyun Woo<br />June 24, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Purpose<br />A guide for using Linkedin created for the Career Services team. <br />By effective use of this tool, we may be able to…<br />Augment career search efforts of students<br />Enhance our job development network<br />Create a personalized, online presence for alumni activity<br />
  3. 3. Outline: the Five Areas<br />What is Linkedin?<br />How Linkedin Works / Proper Usage<br />Getting Started: Creation of Profile / Using features<br />How Career Services Can Maximize Linkedin<br />What to Emphasize to Students<br />
  4. 4. I. What is Linkedin?<br />Linkedin is a social networking tool used by business professionals for the following:<br />To promote one’s professional accomplishments and career aspirations<br />To share best practices or emerging trends <br />To gauge the B2B marketplace<br />To create or elicit business or career opportunities<br />Background on Linkedin:<br />Started in May 2003.<br />Today: 42 million members in 200 countries and spanning 170 industries<br />Members include executives from each of the Fortune 500 companies<br />Current Management Team includes former leaders from Paypal, Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, Logitech, and E-Loan: companies that are leaders in e-commerce, web 2.0, and emerging technologies.<br />
  5. 5. What Linkedin is NOT:<br />NOT a place to actively look for personal relationships or activity buddies.<br />NOT a place to express highly personal views on religion, politics, or any potentially divisive issues (unless relating to business matters).<br />NOT a place to SPAM or conduct mass solicitation.<br />
  6. 6. II. How Linkedin Works:<br />Connect with other members by inviting them into your network.<br />Join a group and send other group members personalized questions, requests, or invitations.<br />Use tools to reach others (discussions board, job boards, blogging links, slideshows, surveys, etc.) <br />
  7. 7. Proper Protocols<br />Some Commonly Shared “Best Practices”:<br />Create a profile first, before contacting others<br />Join different groups, to expand your network<br />Personalize your messages: state briefly who you are and the nature of the contact. (Generally, it is best not to send invites yet).<br />At the end of a message, leave open the potential of connecting.<br />If contacting an “Open Networker” (LION: Linkedin Open Networker), it is fine to send a direct invite.<br />Before engaging someone, make sure that they are open to being contacted. Look for this info at the end of their profile.<br />An existing contact can introduce you to someone in their network. It is best to explain to this person why you wish to contact the other.<br />
  8. 8. III. Getting started with Linkedin<br />Sign Up and Create a Free Account.<br />Create a Personalized Profile.<br />Search for and Connect with Current and Former Colleagues.<br />Join Groups (max of 50 allowed).<br />Make “Passive” contact with members in groups, and end messages with the possibility of sending/receiving a connection invite(include email). <br />Create or comment on discussion boards. Ask questions to group members on these boards.<br />Investigate how others are using Linkedin.<br />Play with the various other tools.<br />
  9. 9. Creating a Profile<br />A combination of a brief autobiography and a resume. <br />Most important: Highlight accomplishments, articulate aspirations, and summarize skills. <br />Show personality, but do not overdo.<br />Unlike a resume or letter, you may control how much to present, but be cognizant of your potential audience<br />Manage your contacts: make notes on them (space provided on their profile page – viewable by only you).<br />
  10. 10. Additional Tools<br />Job Search Engine<br />Company Profiles<br />Industry, Alumni, and Trade Groups<br />Slideshow (for Presentations)<br />Group Discussions<br />Blog/Chat Options<br />Various others<br />
  11. 11. IV. How Career Services can Use Linkedin<br />Career Education: teach students on its value and features.<br />Job Development: use for initiating and maintaining contact with employers.<br />Resource Base: use Slideshow Feature to make available presentations or documents.<br />Alumni Outreach/Support: use Group and Job Board features (within each group) to reach alumni, gather information, and to present opportunities.<br />Conduct Research: use Discussion Board, blog features, and survey tools to gather information.<br />
  12. 12. V. What to Emphasize to Students<br />Key differences between Linkedin and other Social Networking Tools (ala MySpace).<br />Importance of a Strong Profile: effective Summary Statements and appropriate career info.<br />Expanding One’s Network: Joining groups and participating in them.<br />Respectful Engagement: Understand your target (Be a sniper, not a shotgun).<br />Using both passive and active approaches <br />Asking questions/Making thyself known.<br />Being creative: social networking is ever evolving.<br />
  13. 13. Closing<br />Linkedin, like much of social networking, is an ever evolving tool.<br />Experimentation and feedback is what will make the tool effective, as well as your initiative in maximizing its features.<br />Please be creative, respectful, and share what you learn.<br />

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