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Job Hunting - Exploring Linked In Maximum Benefits


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A look on how to make the most of this important business social networking website

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Job Hunting - Exploring Linked In Maximum Benefits

  1. 1. exploring LinkedIn maximum benefits Adrian Bachmann JOB HUNTING Created by
  2. 2. agenda Getting Started! Recommendations Adrian Bachmann - Chain of Relationships Best Practices for Job Seekers Business Social Networking Creating a Great Profile Start Connecting Defining Goals Don’ts To Dos Dos LinkedIn Prospects
  3. 3. Business Social Networking Company Research… Find Jobs! Peer Connections News & Events Questions & Answers… It`s about: Adrian Bachmann - Who you know more than What you know... Hanging out and chatting… but also an opportunity to see and be seen! Build relationships and career opportunities through friends and friends of friends. Interactive Resume!
  4. 4. Chain of Relationships The real power of the network is in the network of your network. 1 st 2 nd 3 rd Don’t focus on your own network. Get them to introduce theirs! Adrian Bachmann -
  5. 5. LinkedIn… Over 50 million professionals use it to exchange information, ideas and opportunities Adrian Bachmann - Control your professional identity online Find the people & knowledge you need to achieve your goals Stay informed about your contacts and the industry Recruiters, head-hunters and decision makers tap into it to look for & evaluate candidates. Your profile, connections, activity and recommendations are your “references”. 1 million new users every 2 weeks! Safe International Largest professional networking Easy to use! Connections are controlled No multi-media
  6. 6. LinkedIn Prospects… LinkedIn is not just about building connections… It's about making you and your job search more productive! Adrian Bachmann -
  7. 7. How it works Adrian Bachmann - Over 50 million Eliminates Cold Call!!! 1 2
  8. 8. Best Practices for Job Seekers Adrian Bachmann - The smart & productive way Great majority of users
  9. 9. My Experience Job in 89 days! Nov 2008 Feb 2009 <ul><li>Banking => Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Renown corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Good standard of living </li></ul><ul><li>Recession </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Cdn experience </li></ul><ul><li>No connections </li></ul><ul><li>Job in consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Gain Canadian experience </li></ul><ul><li>Build network </li></ul><ul><li>Career coach </li></ul><ul><li>CWC class </li></ul><ul><li>Job counsellor </li></ul><ul><li>Job developer </li></ul><ul><li>Mentorship Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Job Fairs 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Job courses 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Cold calls 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Internships 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Info Sessions 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Prospective mails </li></ul><ul><li>Information interviews 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs & associations 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Job interview 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul>
  10. 10. Getting Started! LinkedIn is a great and powerful tool, but doesn`t replace all the other elements comprising a successful job search : Before using LinkedIn, set a step back Adrian Bachmann - SUCCESS = Knowledge x Action Facts: Most of the jobs are gained in some extent through networking . The best results often come when you work hard and smart . The amount of effort that you put is reflected in the result that you’ll get.
  11. 11. Knowledge Adrian Bachmann - Suggestive reading: No Canadian Experience, Eh? - by Daisy Wright (Check My Reading List section at LinkedIn for more suggestions) “ Canadian experience is not just something that will look good in your resume , but also is the key factor that will boost your confidence and understanding of the local environment”. Presentations LinkedIn Facebook Friends Pink Slips Canadian, Industry and Company culture Volunteering Job Fairs Internships Info & Job Interviews Government programs Clubs & Associations Courses
  12. 12. Planning Adrian Bachmann - Suggestive reading: What color is your parachute? - by Richard Bolles (Check My Reading List section at LinkedIn for more suggestions) Where do you want to go with your career? First, your goal: What do you expect from your new job? Which function? Type of organization? Which industry? What location? Second, your audience: Whom do you want to impress? What are they looking for? What are the words, experiences, titles, credentials that they are looking for? Defining a Clear, Specific and Accomplishable Goal
  13. 13. Preparation Adrian Bachmann - Suggestive reading: Best Canadian Resumes - by Sharon Graham (Check My Reading List section at LinkedIn for more suggestions) Company Overview Definitions Follow up letter Application Map Resume, Cover Letter, Business Card and Elevator Pitch Cover Letter Skills Business Card Interview Practices Resume Terminologies <ul><li>Career Coaching : </li></ul><ul><li>resume, interview, career search </li></ul><ul><li>CWC : </li></ul><ul><li>peculiarities of the banking industry </li></ul><ul><li>Mentorship Partnership Program: </li></ul><ul><li>interview, definitions, applications etc </li></ul><ul><li>Job Counselor: </li></ul><ul><li>practice, review and strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Job Developer: </li></ul><ul><li>internships, interviews and network. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Creating a Great Profile Adrian Bachmann - A great profile is the one that: Clearly communicates your objectives Emphasizes your contributions to the reader Is easily accessible and catch the reader’s attention
  15. 15. Creating a Great Profile Adrian Bachmann - Add your voice here. Usually our profile is boring Write recommendations, Ask a question. A great photo can make your profile unique and memorable Connect not just with old friends but everyone you meet in your journey, Get good and specific recommendations Get a vanity URL
  16. 16. Creating a Great Profile Adrian Bachmann - Add substance, this is your elevator pitch Add specialties, Search are based on this
  17. 17. Creating a Great Profile Adrian Bachmann - Explain what the company does and what you do there Add your previous jobs and relevant positions Add key words and facts relevant to your target audience
  18. 18. Creating a Great Profile Adrian Bachmann - Focus on context: add rankings, extra curricular, equivalent fields of study Give credibility to your statements by adding recommendations Enrich your academic profile with your awards and extra-curricular activities
  19. 19. Creating a Great Profile Adrian Bachmann - Why not make your resume and portfolio easily accessible to your target audience? Pictures and diagrams make the communication easier and memorable Explore the advantages the applications give you
  20. 20. Creating a Great Profile Adrian Bachmann - Get as many relevant and meaningful recommendations as possible Give recommendations increases the chance of getting recommendations
  21. 21. Creating a Great Profile Adrian Bachmann - Add website links, activities, interests and awards
  22. 22. Creating a Great Profile Adrian Bachmann - Customize why you want to be reached
  23. 23. Creating a Great Profile Adrian Bachmann - Join or create groups are an excellent way of quickly expand your network
  24. 24. Start Connecting Adrian Bachmann - Ask yourself: Who are the people in the best position to help me reach my goals? Use LinkedIn to find (and communicate! ) with professionals At home or in Canada!
  25. 25. Start Connecting Adrian Bachmann - Use LinkedIn to find (and communicate! ) with them Avoid Spam! Follow up
  26. 26. Job Search Adrian Bachmann - Search companies by: <ul><li>Name of Keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Locations and/or ZIP code </li></ul><ul><li>Industry and/or Size </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship to your connections </li></ul><ul><li>Job posted on LinkedIn </li></ul>
  27. 27. Job Search Adrian Bachmann - Use the Advance search to refine results: <ul><li>Within distance of ZIP </li></ul><ul><li>Experience level </li></ul><ul><li>Job posted with dates </li></ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Job posted by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degrees away from you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword relevance </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Job Search Adrian Bachmann - Search Group directory within: <ul><li>Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate </li></ul><ul><li>Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit </li></ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul>
  29. 29. Recommendations Adrian Bachmann - “ It takes time to do a good job” “ Practice makes perfect” 5. Identify long-term personal purpose. It’s OK to take little steps. 4. Think like an entrepreneur. Your ideas and initiative will flourish. 3. Help yourself by helping others. Don’t make it just about yourself. 2. As things progress, improve. Keep communicating and coordinating. 1. Celebrate each accomplishment. Remain positive.
  30. 30. To Do’s Adrian Bachmann - Download the “Getting Started” file at
  31. 31. Thank You! Adrian Bachmann About the presenter… [email_address]