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Using LinkedIn

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Presentation describes the steps you take to create a LinkedIn profile. Focuses on creating groups and the importance of networking and developing business relationships through LinkedIn.

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Using LinkedIn

  1. 1. Expand your network one person at a time
  2. 2. What is LinkedIn?  Online networking community  Post your professional resume  Connect with other people in your field  Connect with employers
  3. 3. Getting Started  Set up you LinkedIn account with any email  Enter your basic information
  4. 4. Experience  List your work experience so that others in your online community will see  Follow the easy steps to build your LinkedIn profile
  5. 5. Experience  Show off your skills and let employers know the value of your work experience  Include anything that could be considered useful to the jobs you are interested in
  6. 6. Network  Search through your email contacts and add them to your LinkedIn Network  Enter your email to begin the search
  7. 7. Network  Tell your contacts that you are on LinkedIn through other social media outlets  Invite them to view your profile and add you to their network
  8. 8. Interests and Groups  Through groups you can connect with other LinkedIn users who share your interests  LinkedIn will even offer suggestions of groups you may be interested in based on your education and work experience:
  9. 9. Groups  Groups can provide the perfect opportunity to build personal and business relationships  A community where members can contact one another directly
  10. 10. Building A Group  Follow the easy steps to set up your group  Create a valued LinkedIn Group by giving it a specific focus  Be clear about you the market you intend to target  Attract the right members to your group my making it stand out
  11. 11. Adding Group Information  Name your group and add a logo  Make your group name specific  Select the proper type of group you are establishing
  12. 12. Adding Group Information  Briefly describe the purpose of the group  Consider this your group’s mission statement  Let other members know what your group is about so they can decide if it’s the right choice for them
  13. 13. Open vs Members-Only  Make your group exclusive so members feel like they are a part of something important  Open groups are often an area where online vendors and spammers contact other LinkedIn members  Exclusive groups provide members with a safe place and level of comfort in their discussions
  14. 14. Managing your Group  Be consistent with managing your group by posting frequently  Screen for vendors, promoters and service providers that could ruin the integrity of your LinkedIn Group  Construct thought provoking conversations with members of your group and allow them to provide their input on topics you are discussing  Remember that quality is more important than quantity with your group
  15. 15. Get the most out of LinkedIn  Connect with others who share similar interests and work environments  Develop working business relationships with members you can reach locally  Build an area where members can reach out easily

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