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Are You Linked In Or Linked Out in Your Job Search?


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How you can use LinkedIn in your Job Search. Be visible!

April M. Williams
President, CyberLife Tutors

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Are You Linked In Or Linked Out in Your Job Search?

  1. 1. Are You Linked In or Linked Out? Using LinkedIn to Land Your Next Job April M. Williams  2009 CyberLife Tutors
  2. 2. April M. Williams <ul><li>Current </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President, Owner CyberLife Tutors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Coach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Networking Goddess&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 years Fortune 50 company experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program/Project Manager, Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PMP, Six Sigma Green Belt Trained </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WITI Chicago Network Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Owner/moderator Yahoo networking groups </li></ul></ul>April M. Williams
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>What is LinkedIn? </li></ul><ul><li>Open vs. Closed Network </li></ul><ul><li>Your Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Through Your Network You Can… </li></ul><ul><li>Did You Know? </li></ul><ul><li>Etiquette and Rules </li></ul><ul><li>In the News </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>April M. Williams
  4. 4. What is LinkedIn ? <ul><li>Online network </li></ul><ul><li>Six degrees of separation - a person is one step away from each person he or she knows and two steps away from each person who is known by one of the people he or she knows, then everyone is an average of six &quot;steps&quot; away from each person on Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>All 500 of the Fortune 500 are represented in LinkedIn represented by director-level and above employees. </li></ul><ul><li>25+ million experienced professionals </li></ul><ul><li>150+ industries </li></ul>April M. Williams
  5. 5. Open vs. Closed Network <ul><li>LinkedIn’s Approach: “A person should invite to connect only persons that they personally know. </li></ul><ul><li>LION’s Approach: Allow invitations from anyone as you never know who may be able to help you </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing &quot;I don't know X&quot; or marking an invitation as spam can cause LinkedIn to impose restrictions on the account of the inviting party </li></ul>April M. Williams
  6. 6. Your Profile <ul><li>LinkedIn Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Membership </li></ul><ul><li>Your Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Importing Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Network Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Inbox </li></ul><ul><li>Messages </li></ul><ul><li>InMail </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Invitations </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Company Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Tool Bars </li></ul><ul><li>Google Page Ranking </li></ul><ul><li>Outlook Signatures </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>April M. Williams
  7. 7. Complete Profile <ul><li>What makes your profile complete? </li></ul><ul><li>Your current position </li></ul><ul><li>Two past positions </li></ul><ul><li>Your education </li></ul><ul><li>Your profile summary </li></ul><ul><li>A profile photo </li></ul><ul><li>Your specialties </li></ul><ul><li>At least three recommendations </li></ul>April M. Williams
  8. 8. Through Your Network You Can <ul><li>Find potential clients, service providers, subject experts, and partners who come recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Be found for business opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Search for great jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Discover inside connections that can help you land jobs and close deals </li></ul><ul><li>Find high-quality passive candidates </li></ul><ul><li>Get introduced to other professionals through the people you know </li></ul><ul><li>Post and distribute job listings </li></ul>April M. Williams
  9. 9. Did You Know? <ul><li>People with more than 20 connections are 34 times more likely to be approached with a job opportunity than people with less than 5. </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiters are 30 times more likely to get a response than cold calls or emails. </li></ul><ul><li>Users with complete profiles are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn. </li></ul>April M. Williams
  10. 10. Etiquette and Rules <ul><li>Be positive </li></ul><ul><li>Help others </li></ul><ul><li>Customize your communications </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your profile updated </li></ul><ul><li>Professional photo </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t put your email address in your profile </li></ul>April M. Williams
  11. 11. CyberLife Tutors in the News <ul><li>Wall Street Journal </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;How to Handle a Job Offer You Can't Afford&quot; Wall Street Journals' Joann Lublin interviews April M. Williams on evulating a low ball job offer December 2, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Savvy Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Improve Your Job Search With Project Planning&quot; Savvy Magazine talks with April M. Williams and Mark Cummuta about using project management techniques in your job search Pages 18-20 </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management Institute (PMI)  Chicagoland Chapter  </li></ul><ul><li>September 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;A Very Important Project: Career Transition&quot; Janet Smietana, PMP interviews April M. Williams, Pages 13-14 Nation's Restaurant News &quot;Starting an Alumni Group&quot; Nora Caley interviews April M. Williams on starting an alumni group for co-workers Nation's Restaurant News &quot;Starting an Alumni Group&quot; Nora Caley interviews April M. Williams about holiday networking </li></ul>April M. Williams
  12. 12. Questions <ul><li>April M. Williams, &quot;Networking Goddess&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>847.207.7412 </li></ul><ul><li>Invite me to join your LinkedIn network </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Career and networking tips </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>April M. Williams