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LinkedIn Workshop: Profiles and Publishing (Digital Marketing Today)

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In Digital Marketing Today, it is essential for students to market themselves to the best of their abilities so that they can stand out from the pool of applicants during their interviews. In this lecture, we covered how to have a true "All-Star" LinkedIn profile as well as how publishing works and the ways to add it to your portfolio.

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LinkedIn Workshop: Profiles and Publishing (Digital Marketing Today)

  1. 1. LinkedIn Workshop Lecture #3: LinkedIn Profiles and LinkedIn Publishing UGBA 198 - Fall 2016 Haas School of Business, Berkeley Julian Gamboa-Ramos
  2. 2. What’s LinkedIn? ● What does LinkedIn offer? ○ 450 million registered users ○ “Your always-available, online resume” ○ Rich media, job listings, publishing ● Who are its users? ○ Students, job-seekers, influencers ○ Recruiters, head of departments, execs ○ Companies - company culture December, 2002
  3. 3. Profile Strength - Beginner ● Professional Headline and Headshot ○ Current job position + Company ● Location and Industry ○ Residency and field of interest ● Education ○ College? Campus’s homepage’s summary. ● Personalized LinkedIn URL
  4. 4. LinkedIn Card
  5. 5. Marketing Your Education ● Organizations ○ Campus organizations ● Honors/Awards ○ Scholarships, Dean’s Honor List ● Courses ○ Classes taken in set college. ○ Pertaining to your major ● Media ○ Images - virtual tour
  6. 6. Profile Strength - Intermediate ● Detailed Work + Volunteer Experience ○ Conversation version of your resume. ○ +50 words within each section. ○ Adds credibility to profile with company logo. ○ Media: Either two or five files to show projects.
  7. 7. Work Experience
  8. 8. Profile Strength - Advanced ● Strong Summary (3 Paragraphs) ○ Personal intro, hobbies, extra-curriculars ○ Work Experience summary ○ Contact Info: e-mail and Twitter ● Attach Media (Links to Portfolio) ○ Professional Twitter ○ Slideshare (Presentations)
  9. 9. Executive Summary Personal Intro Work Experience Contact Info Media
  10. 10. Profile Strength - Expert ● Skills & Endorsements ○ Top 10 skills + additional ● Additional Info ○ Interests (Hobbies) ● +500 Connections ● Following Influencers ● Link your Twitter
  11. 11. Skills & Endorsements
  12. 12. Profile Strength - All-Star ● Recommendations ○ Supervisor’s, co-worker’s, or employee’s W.O.M. ○ Makes a more “recruiter-friendly” profile ● Publications ○ Demonstrate your knowledge in your field ● Join LinkedIn Groups ○ Join discussions of like-minded professionals
  13. 13. Publications
  14. 14. LinkedIn Publishing
  15. 15. Why Publishing? ● Knowledgeable about the subject. ○ Marketing interviews ○ Formulate opinions beforehand ● Showcase your activity in the industry. ● Adds to your marketing portfolio. ● Reach new audiences ○ Influencers, students, recruiters! ○ Executives!
  16. 16. Your Research ● Topics: Marketing & LinkedIn Student Editorial Calendar ○ Do you have a perspective on a marketing event? ○ What is your brand doing differently? ○ Can other brands learn from this? ○ Why is it interesting to you? ● Recommended sources: ○ Adweek, Mashable, Forbes, Business Insider, LinkedIn, TechCrunch, + any digital publisher.
  17. 17. Header Image ● Stock images are great. ○ Clean, concise, easy to find. ● Avoid text-heavy headers. ○ If some text, not focus of image. ○ Avoid brands - instead, usage of brands. ● Credit image source: “The Next Web | bit.ly/29D7KUE”
  18. 18. In Retrospect ● What did your reader learn? ● What is your call-to-action? Your article’s purpose? ● Encourage conversation: ○ Ask a set of questions that could be discussed in comment section. What is your stance on ____?
  19. 19. Signatures ● Your signature should answer: ○ How can I connect with / follow the author? ○ What else has the author written? ○ Who wrote this article? ○ Are they credible? ● Update on every new posts.
  20. 20. Signatures Short Bio + Credibility Follow Me! Past Published Work Contact Info
  21. 21. Marketing Your Post ● Make an enticing (non-clickbait!) tweet. ○ “This company marketed their product, you won’t believe what happened next!” ○ Pin your Tweet! ● Post on your LinkedIn Groups. ○ Utilize your tweet here ● Like and/or comment on shares.
  22. 22. Marketing Your Post
  23. 23. Comment Section ● Manage it well. ○ Let angry comments be angry. ○ Discussion is encouraged! ● Thank supporters ○ “Thank you for reading!” ● Shares ○ Think Quoted Retweets ○ Tweet back!

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