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What I Learned About Linkedin

Lis Kovach\'s presentation on how to use LinkedIn on 8/13/09

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What I Learned About Linkedin

  1. 1. How to use Linkedin What I have learned about using Linkedin By: Lis Kovach
  2. 2. Set up an account <ul><li>Go to: www.linkedin.com </li></ul><ul><li>Open an account with a name and password </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a link to this account so people can look at it. http://www.linkedin.com/in/lkovach </li></ul>
  3. 3. Login or Join
  4. 4. Why use Linkedin? <ul><li>1. Build a network of contacts </li></ul><ul><li>2. Make your profile visible to employers </li></ul><ul><li>3. Join groups that offer discussions, jobs and access to other members </li></ul><ul><li>4. Without becoming a paying member, you can access people in any company and send them correspondence or your resume </li></ul>
  5. 5. Profile Page
  6. 6. Title: Job Seeker <ul><ul><li>Lisbeth Kovach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job seeker: Researcher & Technical Writer </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Add a photo <ul><li>My photo. </li></ul><ul><li>Get a good, professional photo. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Summary
  9. 9. Add your experience
  10. 10. Upload documents Add your resume, references, portfolios, even your own powerpoint presentation
  11. 11. .PDF reference letter
  12. 12. Check out who's checking you out <ul><ul><li>· </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your profile has been viewed by 9 people in the last 30 days, including: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>· ··Someone at Project Management Institute </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>· ··Someone in the Automotive industry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>· ··Administrative Assistant at Energizer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>· ··Someone in the Human Resources function in the Human Resources industry from Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>· ··Dale Hukill, Someone from Unknown Company </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who’s Viewed My Profile </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Join Groups
  14. 14. Group pages
  15. 15. Members
  16. 16. Searches
  17. 17. Groups to follow <ul><li>Linked Working Cleveland </li></ul><ul><li>CCPL Job Club </li></ul><ul><li>NEO-EXEC </li></ul><ul><li>Cleveland Professionals in Transition </li></ul>
  18. 18. Search a Company Steris in Mentor, Ohio. What can we find out??
  19. 19. Results of Company Search
  20. 20. Overview and Employees
  21. 21. Employee Profiles
  22. 22. Making contacts <ul><li>How do I contact these people? </li></ul><ul><li>See if anyone in your network knows this person. Ask for an introduction </li></ul><ul><li>See if this person belongs to a group you are in and send them an invite to connect. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to use the company's email system </li></ul>
  23. 23. Using the website <ul><li>Go to the Steris website: www.steris.com </li></ul><ul><li>Search around for any email address you can find, Look under “contact us” or “customer service” </li></ul>
  24. 24. Hunting for email formats
  25. 25. Hello! <ul><li>Now you know how to send an email </li></ul><ul><li>to anyone at Steris. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Hello Cindy, I am a contract specialist and I am interested in knowing more about Steris.... </li></ul>
  26. 26. Upload your email addresses
  27. 27. Your Connections How connections work for you
  28. 28. Just do it! <ul><li>Networking, networking, networking </li></ul><ul><li>Take a chance--you have nothing to lose </li></ul><ul><li>Someone will respond to you. Someone will give you information. Someone will pass your resume along. </li></ul>

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