Effective Linked In profile

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Effective Linked In profile

  1. 2. If you are not on LinkedIn you are missing a great Job Search opportunity. <ul><li>What is LinkedIn? </li></ul><ul><li>How can it help you? </li></ul>
  2. 3. LinkedIn is an online network of more than 53 million experienced professionals from around the world
  3. 4. LinkedIn’s simple philosophy: Relationships Matter Your professional relationships are key to your professional success. .
  4. 5. Easy to Join <ul><li>First Name </li></ul><ul><li>Last Name </li></ul><ul><li>Email Address </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Password </li></ul><ul><li>Join Now </li></ul><ul><li>You are LinkedIn! </li></ul>
  5. 7. Your network consists of who you know , who they know , and who they know … linking you to thousands of network contacts
  6. 8. Keys to an Effective Profile <ul><li>Upload a Good Photo </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Your Entire Profile, Including ALL Prior </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs,Schools, and Organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Include Email Address In Your Last Name </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(makes it easy to contact you) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Keywords Liberally </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Web Sites Using Keywords, not “My Web Site” </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Your Blog’s RSS Feed </li></ul><ul><li>Update Your Profile Often (keeps you on your contacts’ news stream) </li></ul><ul><li>Create Status Updates (like Twitter and Facebook) </li></ul>
  7. 9. Use Linkedin Applications <ul><li>Activate Linkedin Applications that Connect to Your Content - WordPress & Bloglink - SlideShare - Company Buzz (Twitter search) </li></ul>
  8. 10. Make Linkedin Connections <ul><li>Invite Anyone You Meet in a Business Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Use Custom Invite Text to explain WHY you should Link </li></ul><ul><li>Find Connections Through Linkedin Search (company search) </li></ul><ul><li>Browse Your Connections’ Connections to Find People to connect with </li></ul><ul><li>Invite new Contacts from Outlook, Gmail, et al </li></ul>
  9. 11. Linkedin Recommendations <ul><li>Liberally Provide and Request them </li></ul><ul><li>Use a Custom Request Text that provides a personal introduction - Provide Guidance to Reviewers on Themes and Keywords You’d Like Included </li></ul>
  10. 12. Stay active using Linkedin Messages <ul><li>Send Messages to Your Connections About Job Openings , Events, your Job Search progress </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them for their help with companies, and introductions </li></ul>
  11. 13. Build Your LinkedIn Reputation <ul><li>Set up a Search, and Answer Questions in the Linkedin Answers Section </li></ul><ul><li>Join Groups that are Relevant to your Search </li></ul><ul><li>Meet new Connections through Group Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Consider Creating Your Own Group </li></ul>
  12. 14. Using Linkedin for Business Development <ul><li>Connect with Clients, Former Clients, and Prospects </li></ul><ul><li>Use Search to Find Appropriate Contacts at Target Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Use Search to Find Background Information on Personnel at Target Companies </li></ul>
  13. 15. Let’s go check it out !! www.LinkedIn.com

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