Using LinkedIn - Networking


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Using LinkedIn - Networking

  1. 1. GET TO WORKshop The LinkedIn Connection For anyone who wants to enhance their usage of the FREE networking tool – LINKEDIN ( )
  2. 2. <ul><li>Overview Networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-Line Personal/Business Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building a community on line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs, events, questions, et al </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building your brand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do’s for the profile – give to get </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What to leave out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Company research </li></ul><ul><li>Using LinkedIn as a job board </li></ul>Agenda
  3. 3. <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Networking On Line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows Posting of Most Anything, Including Pictures, Stories, Personal Info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Essential Tool for Job Searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives the Ability to Network Internationally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by 200,000,000 people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can Block Private Information from Non-Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for Multiple Search Types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides Group Membership for Similar Interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posts Announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May Hinder Job Searches, with Non-Suitable Information </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Myspace, Youtube, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More Personal Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives the Ability to post video Internationally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once posted, information may NEVER go away </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May Provide Presentation Exposure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May Provide Documentation of Other Job-Worthy Talents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May Hinder Job Searches, with Non-Suitable Information </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More Personal Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Becoming More Usable in Job Searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be Annoying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very New and Still Being Evaluated by Many </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective for Posting Blog Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May Increase Spamming Received </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone Can Follow; But They CAN be Blocked </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Facebook of Business Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essential Tool in Job Searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>65 million users in 200 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readable in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives the Ability to Network Internationally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides References </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides Resume’ Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for Job Position Searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides Group Membership for Similar Interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posts Event Announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posts Class Announcements </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>LinkedIn 8 tips to success: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete your profile </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add connections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Status updates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Join Groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prospect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use Applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stay current </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Insert picture People you may know
  9. 9. Who’s viewed your profile Events your contacts will attend
  10. 10. Don’t use “my website” – edit with name of sites
  11. 11. BoxNet files (installs free in about 2 minutes) -- load any file you want on your profile
  12. 12. Add the application here
  13. 14. If your recommendations have typo’s, ask for your contact to resubmit them; it’s a reflection upon you…
  14. 15. You can join up to 50 groups and sub-groups as a free member – find some large groups to enhance your exposure You can make groups visible on your profile, or you can join, but not show them (may be useful for job searches, etc.)
  15. 16. If you want to get contacted, make sure your contact information is available…
  16. 17. Contacts are listed alphabetically and you can email up to 50 at a time within LinkedIn – if you want to email more, block/copy, send to 50 and then paste and send to 50 more
  17. 19. This is a group overview – note you can publish discussions or articles to any group where you are a member
  18. 20. You can search by location, keyword, etc. and you can search people, jobs, companies, events, etc.
  19. 21. Emails are forever in LinkedIN; you cannot delete them….
  20. 22. Check these out, as well as the MORE category above
  21. 28. <ul><li>A few tips on job-searching </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll bet you’re missing some…… </li></ul><ul><li>On emails, always sign name, number </li></ul><ul><li>Put a PS on your cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Put your Linked-In profile on your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Complete your Linked-In profile, fully & accurately </li></ul><ul><li>Write thank-you’s after every interview to EACH person </li></ul><ul><li>Use a professional email address </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t list high school on your profiles </li></ul><ul><li>If your resume isn’t up to date, do it now… </li></ul><ul><li>Join Linked-In groups </li></ul><ul><li>Get recommendations on Linked-In </li></ul>Bonus Recommendations
  22. 29. Open Discussion
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