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Beginner's Guide to LinkedIn.pptx


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LinkedIn is the largest social networking site used by many professionals around the world. If you're new to LinkedIn, here's a guide on how to start creating your professional profile.

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Beginner's Guide to LinkedIn.pptx

  2. 2. WHAT IS LINKEDIN? <ul><li>LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 135 million members and growing rapidly. </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn enables you to: </li></ul><ul><li>Establish your professional profile </li></ul><ul><li>Build professional reputation for your business </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with family, friends, colleagues, sales leads, and ideal business partners professionally </li></ul><ul><li>Find experts and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Explore career opportunities </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT LINKEDIN IS FOR? <ul><li>LinkedIn is for: </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Job Seekers </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Attorneys </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Journalists </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>Business Development </li></ul>
  4. 4. SITE FEATURES <ul><li>Home Page </li></ul><ul><li>Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Inbox and Invitations </li></ul><ul><li>Companies </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>More </li></ul><ul><li>Settings/Personalisation </li></ul>Site Features
  5. 5. I. HOME PAGE Menu People You May Know Ads Who’s Viewed Your Profile Your LinkedIn Networks Jobs, Groups, and Company You May Like Share Update Import Contacts Top Headlines All Updates LinkedIn Homepage
  6. 6. II. SETTING UP A PROFILE <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Sign Up for an account if you haven’t joined LinkedIn yet. </li></ul><ul><li>For those who already have their account, just fill in your email address and password and click Sign In (see top right of page). </li></ul>
  7. 7. II. SETTING UP A PROFILE <ul><li>What makes your profile complete? </li></ul><ul><li>Current position </li></ul><ul><li>Two past positions </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Profile Picture </li></ul><ul><li>(At least three) Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Specialties </li></ul>
  8. 8. II. SETTING UP A PROFILE <ul><li>This is an example of a LinkedIn profile. </li></ul>
  9. 9. II. SETTING UP A PROFILE <ul><li>Customise your public profile URL. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance your personal brand by creating a custom URL for your LinkedIn public profile. If you change your URL, your current custom URL will no longer be valid. </li></ul>Note:  Your custom URL must contain 5 - 30 letters or numbers . Please do not use spaces, symbols, or special characters.
  10. 10. III. FINDING CONNECTIONS <ul><li>Under Contacts, you can: </li></ul><ul><li>See all your connections </li></ul><ul><li>Add connections </li></ul><ul><li>View statistics about your network </li></ul><ul><li>Note: </li></ul><ul><li>Make it a habit to invite people. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Only invite people you know. </li></ul>
  11. 11. IV. JOINING GROUPS <ul><li>Click Groups on the Menu </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn Groups allow you to: </li></ul><ul><li>Find interesting discussions. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss with your professional groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Find and follow the most influential people in your groups. </li></ul>
  12. 12. IV. JOINING GROUPS <ul><li>To join just click Join Group or you can also create a group under the Create a Group tab. </li></ul>
  13. 13. V. LINKEDIN JOBS <ul><li>Find a job, post an opening, or explore your career options. </li></ul><ul><li>This site feature allows you to: </li></ul><ul><li>search for open jobs by location, company, date posted and more. </li></ul><ul><li>post your job to receive applications from high-quality applicants. </li></ul><ul><li>explore career options and reach out to new connections on different career paths. </li></ul><ul><li>upgrade to find your ideal job or top talent for your open positions </li></ul>
  14. 14. VI. INBOX AND INVITATIONS <ul><li>LinkedIn Inbox lets you: </li></ul><ul><li>Read messages in you inbox </li></ul><ul><li>Compose message </li></ul><ul><li>See sent, archive, trash items </li></ul><ul><li>Accept pending invitations </li></ul><ul><li>Send invitations to people you may know </li></ul>
  15. 15. VII. FOLLOW COMPANIES <ul><li>Search for companies to follow </li></ul><ul><li>Create a company page for your business </li></ul>
  16. 16. VIII. LINKEDIN NEWS <ul><li>With LinkedIn Today , you can discover what professionals are reading and sharing. </li></ul>
  17. 17. IX. MORE: LINKEDIN ANSWERS <ul><li>LinkedIn Answers is one of the best places on the web to share business knowledge. </li></ul>
  18. 18. IX. MORE: SKILLS BETA <ul><li>Skills beta is one of the best places on the web to discover the skills you need to succeed. </li></ul>
  19. 19. IX. MORE: UPGRADE <ul><li>You can also go to Upgrade Your Account and select account types that will suit for your profile. </li></ul>
  20. 20. IX. MORE: APPLICATIONS <ul><li>If you want to enhance your profile to be more effective in sharing, you can click More > Get More Applications… </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Under Setting you can change your: </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Email </li></ul><ul><li>Password </li></ul><ul><li>Account Type </li></ul><ul><li>Profile Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Email Preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Groups, Companies, & Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Account Settings </li></ul>X. SETTINGS/ PERSONALISATION <ul><li>Click on Settings. </li></ul>
  22. 22. X. SETTINGS AND PRIVACY OPTIONS <ul><li>This are some of the areas that you can choose to alter. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>So what are you waiting for? </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up now in and start creating your professional profile. </li></ul>