LinkedIn 101: How to Leverage LinkedIn For Your Job Search

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This is a presentation I gave at the Mosaic Job Cafe in Vancouver, Washington.

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LinkedIn 101: How to Leverage LinkedIn For Your Job Search

  1. 1. Garrett Ira | Community Manager linkedin.com/in/garrettira bonfiresocialmedia.com garrettira.com
  2. 2. 1. Determine the REAL value of LinkedIn as a job seeker 2. Learn the steps and best practices for completing your profile 3. Discover how to leverage LinkedIn after profile completion Goals For Today
  3. 3. What % of people get jobs who ONLY apply online? What % of people get jobs who ONLY network? The Right Mindset
  4. 4. Have you Googled Yourself? LinkedIn ranks very well
  5. 5. Steps to Success 1. Optimize A. Custom URL B. 100% Profile Completeness C. Groups & Associations D. Recommendations E. Relevant Connections 2. Leverage A. Proactively use to network B. Find secondary connections C. Help others
  6. 6. = Partially Completed Profile
  7. 7. = Complete Profile = Complete Candidate
  8. 8. Join at Least Three Groups
  9. 9. Get Recommended The #1 action you can take to build credibility.
  10. 10. Additional & Personal Information
  11. 11. New Features & Applications Apps “Add a Section”
  12. 12. Add All Relevant, Professional Connections Ask: 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”.
  13. 13. Leverage & Network Use Search Find secondary connections Ask for an introduction
  14. 14. 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 slide)
  15. 15. My Offer 1. Visit http://www.garrettira.com 2. Find these slides in my latest blog post 3. Ask a question in the comment section
  16. 16. Questions?

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