Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search

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Here is a short tutorial about finding a job using LinkedIn. This LinkedIn webinar covers how to:

* Join LinkedIn and create your online profile
* Request LinkedIn connections
* Request recommendations that become a part of your online LinkedIn profile
* Find job opportunities through LinkedIn
* Research companies using LinkedIn
* Join networking groups

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Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search

  1. 1. Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search Brought to you by Quest Outplacement http://www.questoutplacement.com <ul><li>To view a video version of this presentation that includes sound narration go to : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.questoutplacement.com/using_linkedin_in_your_job_search.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quest Outplacement has helped downsized employees throughout the U.S. successfully manage career transitions. </li></ul><ul><li>Quest Outplacement contracts with public and private companies as well as non-profit organizations and educational institutions to provide outplacement services for all types of downsized employees, including executive-level employees.  </li></ul>www.QuestOutplacement.com Copyright © 2011 Quest Career Services, LLC
  2. 2. What is LinkedIn? <ul><li>Online social network </li></ul><ul><li>85 million members </li></ul><ul><li>Unique opportunity to network with other business professionals </li></ul>www.QuestOutplacement.com Copyright © 2011 Quest Career Services, LLC
  3. 3. Join LinkedIn <ul><li>Go to LinkedIn.com and signup for a free account </li></ul>www.QuestOutplacement.com Copyright © 2011 Quest Career Services, LLC
  4. 4. Create Your LinkedIn Profile <ul><li>Be found </li></ul><ul><li>Add a Professional Headline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced Product Manager | $430M P&L Responsibility | 50+ Launches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAD Design/Drafter | 6 Yrs. Exp. | Solid Works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software Quality Assurance | WinRunner | Quick Test Pro </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use your Professional Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Add specialties </li></ul><ul><li>Condense the Experience section </li></ul><ul><li>Think keywords </li></ul>www.QuestOutplacement.com Copyright © 2011 Quest Career Services, LLC
  5. 5. Network your way to an interview www.QuestOutplacement.com Copyright © 2011 Quest Career Services, LLC
  6. 6. Build your connections <ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>Search by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A person’s name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company name </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Import contacts from Outlook </li></ul><ul><li>Invite people to connect </li></ul>www.QuestOutplacement.com Copyright © 2011 Quest Career Services, LLC
  7. 7. Make your LinkedIn Profile Public <ul><li>Need a public profile for Google searches </li></ul><ul><li>In LinkedIn, go to Profile tab in the top menu, select edit profile </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the edit link to the right of the Public Profile section </li></ul>www.QuestOutplacement.com Copyright © 2011 Quest Career Services, LLC
  8. 8. More with LinkedIn <ul><li>Request recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Find jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Research companies </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups </li></ul>www.QuestOutplacement.com Copyright © 2011 Quest Career Services, LLC

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