How to Use LinkedIn to Promote Your Career

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Learn why LinkedIn is a valuable asset for promoting your career and building your social network. This presentation gives and overview of the benefits of LinkedIn, along with step-by-step instructions on how you can build an effective profile.

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  • How to Use LinkedIn to Promote Your Career

    1. 1. Starting Your Professional Social Network Getting Started on Linked In Presented by Shanna Kurpe
    2. 2. Today’s AgendaDiscover the Value of LinkedInCreate a LinkedIn AccountSet-Up a Successful Profile
    3. 3. The Value of LinkedInGet in the Professional LoopMaintain Existing ConnectionsMake New ConnectionsFind Internships and JobsPromote Your Personal BrandGet Found
    4. 4. LinkedIn Success StoryChuck Hester of Raleigh, North CarolinaChucks connections on LinkedIn helped him land his currentjob. After relocating his family to North Carolina fromCalifornia, Chuck began using LinkedIn to reach out tomarketing professionals in the area. Among them was thechief executive of iContact, an e-mail software companywhere Chuck is now the corporate communications director.Doyle, Alison. “LinkedIn Success Stories: Job Seeker Success on LinkedIn.” About.com. n.d. Web. 1 May 2011.
    5. 5. How to Create an AccountWhat You Will Need: Valid Email Address Professional Bio List of Current and Past Positions List of Education List of Awards and Achievements Professional Headshot
    6. 6. How to Create an AccountStep 1: Visitwww.LinkedIn.comStep 2: Create an Account First Name Last Name Valid Email Address Secure Password
    7. 7. How to Create an AccountStart Professional Profile Employment Status Zip Code Company Job Title
    8. 8. How to Create an AccountMake Connections Email Password
    9. 9. How to Create an AccountConfirm Your EmailAddress Open Your Inbox Find Email from Linked In Click on Confirmation Link
    10. 10. How to Create a ProfileComplete Your Profile Summary/Bio Professional Experience Education Website Twitter Feed Vanity URL Personal Information Contact Settings Recommendations Connections
    11. 11. How to Create a ProfileEdit Privacy SettingsSet Email Preferences
    12. 12. The Endskurpe@faculty.academy.eduwww.slideshare.net/skurpe

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