LinkedIn 101: How to Leverage LinkedIn For Your Job Search
Garrett Ira | Community Manager
1. Determine the REAL value of LinkedIn as a job seeker
2. Learn the steps and best practices for completing your
3. Discover how to leverage LinkedIn after profile
Goals For Today
What % of people get jobs who ONLY apply online?
What % of people get jobs who ONLY network?
The Right Mindset
Have you Googled Yourself?
LinkedIn ranks very
Steps to Success
A. Custom URL
B. 100% Profile
C. Groups & Associations
E. Relevant Connections
A. Proactively use to
B. Find secondary
C. Help others
New Features & Applications
“Add a Section”
Add All Relevant, Professional Connections
Do I know this person in a professional context?
Would I be comfortable asking them to coffee?
Would I be comfortable helping them?
Don’t be afraid to click “ignore”.
Leverage & Network
Find secondary connections
Ask for an introduction
Don’t Freak Out.
One Last Thing
• Complete both steps in order
1. Optimize your profile
2. Leverage and network
• Get help from a mentor
• Follow-up with me (see next
1. Visit http://www.garrettira.com
2. Find these slides in my latest blog post
3. Ask a question in the comment section