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Presby Job Seekers Linked In Presentation 2 8 10


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Brief presentation on how to utilize LinkedIn to search for and secure a job

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Presby Job Seekers Linked In Presentation 2 8 10

  1. 1. LinkedIn:<br />An Overview of Key Features <br />for Job Search<br />Brian Loveland<br />Presby Job Seekers Group<br />February 8, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Objectives:<br />How companies use LinkedIn to find candidates<br />How to job seekers use LinkedIn to search for a Job<br />Answer questions<br />
  3. 3. Role and Importance ofLinkedIn in a Job Search<br />Means of communicating who you are, your Brand<br />Helps a Hiring Manager answer questions such as:<br /><ul><li>Do I like you?
  4. 4. What motivates you?
  5. 5. Can you do the job?</li></ul>HELP YOU GET AND PREPARE FOR THE INTERVIEW <br />
  6. 6. The Other Side – Finding a Candidateusing LinkedIn<br />Recruiters and Hiring Managers DO use LinkedIn<br />Also search all candidates on Google, Pipl, Facebook<br />Looking to:<br /><ul><li>Find Candidates
  7. 7. Get to know the candidate – see them, personalize them
  8. 8. Determine if they are a team player
  9. 9. See any additional accomplishments
  10. 10. Looking for more information on the candidate which is not on their resume</li></li></ul><li>LinkedIn Profile: Get it to 100%<br />Unique Name <br />Keywords Everywhere<br /><ul><li>Title
  11. 11. Summary
  12. 12. Job Descriptions
  13. 13. Interests section</li></ul>Succinct Summary<br /><ul><li>START WITH THE POINT - give them more information later</li></ul>Give and Get Recommendations<br />
  14. 14. LinkedIn Profile Checklist:100% Complete Profile<br />Become and Stay Visible<br /><ul><li>Add activities on a daily basis
  15. 15. Conferences
  16. 16. Training
  17. 17. Books
  18. 18. Resources you feel are valuable
  19. 19. Blog Updates
  20. 20. Presentations</li></ul>Join Groups<br /><ul><li>Go where your target audience goes</li></ul>Expand your contact list – the more the merrier!<br />
  21. 21. LinkedIn Profile Checklist:100% Complete Profile<br />Blog on a regular basis<br />Ask and answer questions<br />Follow people and see who is following you<br />New Feature: Profile Organizer - beta <br />LinkedIn profile promotion<br /><ul><li>Resume
  22. 22. Business Cards
  23. 23. eMail Signature</li></li></ul><li>Searching for the Job:using LinkedIn<br />Search jobs which are posted on LinkedIn<br />Use the Jobs Insider widget for IE and Firefox<br />Preparing for the Interview:<br /><ul><li>View the company’s LinkedIn page
  24. 24. Google Search – site: linkedin “hp”
  25. 25. Use LinkedIn to find current employees – informational interviews
  26. 26. Former Employees
  27. 27. Contact them via InMail or request an introduction via a mutual contact
  28. 28. Research the hiring manager and interview team members
  29. 29. Contact the person who most recently had the job</li></li></ul><li>Questions?Brian<br />