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10 ways to use linked in for a job search


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This presentation on how to use LinkedIn for a job search was presented to the Omaha Career Networking Support Group on January 11, 2011. Jeff Quandt, Inbound Marketing Professional was the speaker. A video of the presentation can be found at

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10 ways to use linked in for a job search

  1. 1. By Jeff Quandt<br />10 Ways to Use LinkedIn for a Job Search<br />
  2. 2. 1. It all starts with your Profile<br />Consists:<br />Professional experience<br />Education<br />Interests<br />Capabilities<br />Recommendations<br />Links<br />
  3. 3. Name<br />Title<br />Photo<br />Location and industry<br />Profile box<br />
  4. 4. Profile Photos<br />FREE through Jeff Beebe Photography<br />Willing to set up and take your photo digitally (have a flash key or email address handy) here on Tuesday<br />Need a group of 5 to hold a session and set up appt.<br />List to sign up<br />
  5. 5. 2. Summary<br />Should be personal and contain keywords and phrases for the job you are looking for. A good place to promote and brand yourself.<br />Specialties<br />Short keywords of your skills and abilities.<br />
  6. 6. 3. Activity<br /><ul><li>Updates
  7. 7. Discussions
  8. 8. Questions and answers
  9. 9. Liking
  10. 10. Sharing </li></ul>Visibility<br />
  11. 11. 4. Experience<br /><ul><li>List the past 15 years
  12. 12. Include descriptions that show how you benefited the company in that position.
  13. 13. Seek recommendations from former co-workers and friends</li></li></ul><li>5. Recommendations<br />Give to Receive<br />Try and get at least 4<br />
  14. 14. 6. Connections<br />Former co-workers<br />From your email list, gmail, yahoo, hotmail, outlook, etc.<br />Friends<br />Group discussions<br />
  15. 15. Using your online email accounts<br />Using your email tool like Outlook<br />Entering email addresses<br />
  16. 16. Find co-workers<br />People you may know through your connections<br />Former classmates<br />
  17. 17. 7. Join Groups<br />Groups in your targeted field of work<br />Groups that are job search related<br />Groups of interest<br />Adding useful content to discussions Helps add Connections<br />Consider relocating? A way to find connections in other markets<br />Follow other people<br />
  18. 18. Find Groups<br />Group suggestions based on your Groups<br />
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  20. 20. 7. JOBS<br />Suggested Jobs based on your profile<br />Locate job postings on LinkedIn<br />Save job searches<br />Connections help you infiltrate<br />
  21. 21. LinkedIn Provides a list of Jobs that is based on your experience and current summary profile.<br />Your Home page will also show a few of these jobs.<br />For a more tailored job search use ADVANCED SEARCH<br />
  22. 22. Advance Search<br />Save Search<br />
  23. 23. 8. Questions and Answers<br />Find answers to questions you may have?<br />Post questions related to your Job Search<br />
  24. 24. Ask a Question<br />Questions from your network<br />Advance Search to search for an answer <br />
  25. 25. 9. Companies<br />Follow Companies that you are interested in working<br />Find people that work at companies, may lead to connections or hand-offs<br />See new Job openings<br />See new hires<br />
  26. 26. General information on the Company<br />Employees that are on LinkedIn<br />How you are Connected<br />
  27. 27. 10. Search<br />Search companies<br />Search jobs<br />Search people – connections<br />Answers<br />Groups<br />
  28. 28. Use Advance Search to narrow results<br />Search for: <br />
  29. 29. 11. Open your Profile<br />When you visit a LinkedIn profile you will be known and not anonymous<br />Go to your privacy settings to make the change to Profile View<br />
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  31. 31. Home Page<br /><ul><li>Activity
  32. 32. People You may know
  33. 33. People that have viewed your Profile
  34. 34. Jobs
  35. 35. Applications
  36. 36. Etc.</li></li></ul><li>Learning Center<br />Help in anything you wanted to know about LinkedIn and Now can ask.<br />
  37. 37. The Learning Center is found on any screen Navigation bar under MORE.<br />
  38. 38. Additional 1on1 help<br />By appointment during the week. Sessions held at CCC Atrium<br />By appointment before or after Tuesday session<br />Call 415-5277, 953-2340<br />Email<br />Send mail via LinkedIn (via group or connection)<br />