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How to create your electronic resume using LinkedIn<br />By  David Strom<br />david@strom.com<br />
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3<br />Who is David Strom?<br />
4<br />Agenda<br />Ways to beef up your profile<br />Do’s and don’ts<br />List all of your positions<br />Make sure people...
5<br />Why bother<br />The new “Parachute”<br />Typical business uses<br />What happens if you don’t join<br />It isn’t ju...
Too many choices!<br />6<br />
7<br />Your profile<br />What is in a name -- header, email identity, and photo<br />Status updates<br />
What to include in your “headline”<br />Photo<br />Email address<br />A concise way to describe yourself as part of your n...
Sample header files<br />9<br />
10<br />My header<br />
11<br />Ways to show your name<br />Nancy Shoup, MBA<br />Nancy Shoup, ace project manager<br />Nancy Shoup, project manag...
12<br />Do’s<br />Make sure they are people you can visualize in your mind or have some memory<br />Do check LinkedIn dail...
13<br />Don’ts<br />Don’t send out mass invites to more than 30 people at once<br />Don’t put non-professional items in yo...
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List ALL of your positions<br />Both paid and volunteer, part-time and full-time!<br />And get recommendations from as man...
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Make sure people can contact you<br />Under “edit contact settings” <br />17<br />
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19<br />How to grow your network<br />Sending out invites<br />Accepting requests<br />
20<br />Criteria for adding people	<br />
21<br />Now let’s add them!<br />
22<br />Export from email address book<br />
23<br />Be choosey!<br />
24<br />Forwarding requests<br />
25<br />Recommendations<br />But I don’t know anyone!<br />Part time jobs<br />Family friends, neighbors, other adults who...
26<br />Recommendations<br />
27<br />
Claim a Public Profile URL<br />28<br />
My business card<br />29<br />
30<br />Privacy and visibility <br />
31<br />Facebook “marriage”<br />
32<br />Do you want your connections visible?<br />Visit this setting first!<br />
33<br />What is the difference?<br />
34<br />Different types of contacts<br />
35<br />Making your contact info visible<br />In Profile/edit contacts:<br />
36<br />Profile updates announced<br />
37<br />Status info visible to contacts<br />
38<br />Public profile<br />
39<br />
40<br />
41<br />Should you pay for it?<br />
42<br />Finally: make it a daily habit<br />For new job postings on your groups<br />For new connections with your network...
43<br />Good luck with your networking!<br />David Strom<br />(310) 857-6867<br />david@strom.com<br />http://strominator....
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How to create your electronic resume in LinkedIn

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This presentation is part of a two-day workshop for Bounceback St Louis in September 2010

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How to create your electronic resume in LinkedIn

  1. 1. How to create your electronic resume using LinkedIn<br />By David Strom<br />david@strom.com<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />Who is David Strom?<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />Agenda<br />Ways to beef up your profile<br />Do’s and don’ts<br />List all of your positions<br />Make sure people can contact you<br />How to grow your network<br />Ask for recommendations<br />Privacy and visibility issues<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Why bother<br />The new “Parachute”<br />Typical business uses<br />What happens if you don’t join<br />It isn’t just for job seekers<br />Start small and develop experience and learn by using more of its features<br />
  6. 6. Too many choices!<br />6<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />Your profile<br />What is in a name -- header, email identity, and photo<br />Status updates<br />
  8. 8. What to include in your “headline”<br />Photo<br />Email address<br />A concise way to describe yourself as part of your name (“computer networking consultant”)<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Sample header files<br />9<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />My header<br />
  11. 11. 11<br />Ways to show your name<br />Nancy Shoup, MBA<br />Nancy Shoup, ace project manager<br />Nancy Shoup, project manager maven<br />Nancy Shoup, project manager professional<br />
  12. 12. 12<br />Do’s<br />Make sure they are people you can visualize in your mind or have some memory<br />Do check LinkedIn daily<br />Make sure you have your settings the way you intended<br />Constantly cultivate and feed your network<br />
  13. 13. 13<br />Don’ts<br />Don’t send out mass invites to more than 30 people at once<br />Don’t put non-professional items in your status updates<br />Don’t obsess about the number of connections and build slowly over time<br />Don’t just get started on the site two weeks before you are changing jobs<br />Don’t worry too much about using InMail<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />
  15. 15. List ALL of your positions<br />Both paid and volunteer, part-time and full-time!<br />And get recommendations from as many as possible<br />15<br />
  16. 16. 16<br />
  17. 17. Make sure people can contact you<br />Under “edit contact settings” <br />17<br />
  18. 18. 18<br />
  19. 19. 19<br />How to grow your network<br />Sending out invites<br />Accepting requests<br />
  20. 20. 20<br />Criteria for adding people <br />
  21. 21. 21<br />Now let’s add them!<br />
  22. 22. 22<br />Export from email address book<br />
  23. 23. 23<br />Be choosey!<br />
  24. 24. 24<br />Forwarding requests<br />
  25. 25. 25<br />Recommendations<br />But I don’t know anyone!<br />Part time jobs<br />Family friends, neighbors, other adults who know you well can be a good substitute<br />
  26. 26. 26<br />Recommendations<br />
  27. 27. 27<br />
  28. 28. Claim a Public Profile URL<br />28<br />
  29. 29. My business card<br />29<br />
  30. 30. 30<br />Privacy and visibility <br />
  31. 31. 31<br />Facebook “marriage”<br />
  32. 32. 32<br />Do you want your connections visible?<br />Visit this setting first!<br />
  33. 33. 33<br />What is the difference?<br />
  34. 34. 34<br />Different types of contacts<br />
  35. 35. 35<br />Making your contact info visible<br />In Profile/edit contacts:<br />
  36. 36. 36<br />Profile updates announced<br />
  37. 37. 37<br />Status info visible to contacts<br />
  38. 38. 38<br />Public profile<br />
  39. 39. 39<br />
  40. 40. 40<br />
  41. 41. 41<br />Should you pay for it?<br />
  42. 42. 42<br />Finally: make it a daily habit<br />For new job postings on your groups<br />For new connections with your network<br />To tweak your profile and update your job history<br />To update your status with noteworthy activities, meetings, or plans<br />
  43. 43. 43<br />Good luck with your networking!<br />David Strom<br />(310) 857-6867<br />david@strom.com<br />http://strominator.com<br />http://webinformant.tv<br />Slides available:<br />http://slideshare.net/davidstrom<br />

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