Getting the Most FromYour LinkedIn Experience<br />September 14, 2010<br />
stats<br />Exists to help you make better use of your professional network and help the people you trust in return<br />Ov...
keys to success: headline<br />Should never be just a job title – use all 120 characters to describe yourself!<br />
keys to success: summary<br />Tell a story about your professional career, using keywords, industry buzzwords – say why th...
additional keys to success<br />Use resume as a building block<br />Consistency across all messages<br />Get personalized ...
additional keys to success<br />Personalize your website information<br />Add pertinent interests, groups and associations...
connections<br />
connections<br />
connections<br />
research companies<br />
research jobs<br />
research jobs: Simply Hired<br />
answer questions<br />Showcase your knowledge and “earn” expertise points<br />Your answers become part of your Profile<br...
answer questions<br />
answer questions<br />
one final thought…<br />
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This presentation was given to Resnik Partners and describes how to use LinkedIn (primarily in a job search) to achieve optimal benefits.

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Getting the Most From Your LinkedIn Experience

  1. 1. Getting the Most FromYour LinkedIn Experience<br />September 14, 2010<br />
  2. 2. stats<br />Exists to help you make better use of your professional network and help the people you trust in return<br />Over 75 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the world<br />A new member joins approximately every second, and about half of members are outside the U.S. <br />Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are LinkedIn members<br />Average user is over 41 years old and earns more than $100,000 per year<br />
  3. 3. keys to success: headline<br />Should never be just a job title – use all 120 characters to describe yourself!<br />
  4. 4. keys to success: summary<br />Tell a story about your professional career, using keywords, industry buzzwords – say why they should work with you<br />
  5. 5. additional keys to success<br />Use resume as a building block<br />Consistency across all messages<br />Get personalized URL for your Profile – and use it!<br />Describe experience in detail<br />Include volunteer experience<br />Get (and give) many recommendations<br />
  6. 6. additional keys to success<br />Personalize your website information<br />Add pertinent interests, groups and associations<br />Join Groups…and participate<br />Add applications: blogs, Slideshare, etc.<br />Regular status updates!<br />Think of this as your FIRST interview!<br />
  7. 7. connections<br />
  8. 8. connections<br />
  9. 9. connections<br />
  10. 10. research companies<br />
  11. 11. research jobs<br />
  12. 12. research jobs: Simply Hired<br />
  13. 13. answer questions<br />Showcase your knowledge and “earn” expertise points<br />Your answers become part of your Profile<br />Find questions:<br /> When one of your connections asks a question, you’ll see it on your Home page<br /> Answers tab<br />Your answers appear:<br /> Under the question<br /> As a Network Update on your connections’ pages<br />On your Profile<br />In an email to the person who asked the question<br />
  14. 14. answer questions<br />
  15. 15. answer questions<br />
  16. 16. one final thought…<br />

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