How to Find a Job Using
                          LinkedIn
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Who uses Facebook and who uses LinkedIn?
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Social N...
3 steps of LinkedIn
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Make your profile 100% complete
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 Make sure your profile ...
Add a gripping memorable headline
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 Headline = Personal
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Add a professional photo of yourself
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 Include a profess...
Update your status box weekly
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 Update your status box
 ...
Never use negative language in your profile
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 If you are...
Go back 10-15 years in work experience
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 List your work
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Education
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 List your education in
    chronological ord...
Give one recommendation per week
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 Recommend one
  perso...
List custom websites
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 Add your custom
  websites if app...
Customize your public profile URL
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 Delete the numbers a...
Write your summary and specialties
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 Start with a tag li...
Additional information page
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 Personalize your
    profi...
Check all contact settings
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 Check all contact
  setting...
Add applicable applications
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 Add applicable
  applicat...
Get and use connections
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 Connect with friends, co-
  w...
3 degrees of separation of LinkedIn
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 You have direct I...
Requesting and accepting connections
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Requesting a connect...
Join up to 50 groups
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 Join up to 50 groups
 Join subg...
Participate in groups
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 Post articles, post
  jobs, part...
How do you find people on LinkedIn?
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   Search by name,...
How to do a job search on LinkedIn?
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 Use the search eng...
How to do a job search on LinkedIn?
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 Get the word out t...
How to do a job search on LinkedIn?
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 Check if the compa...
How do I find companies on LinkedIn?
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 Search by company...
Tips and Tricks on LinkedIn
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 Kill for recommendations
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Tips and Tricks on LinkedIn
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 Hot link your LinkedIn
  p...
Resources on LinkedIn
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 How to Succeed in
  Business Usi...
Questions
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Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All ...
Thank You
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100623 How To Find A Job Using Linked In Lpn

  1. 1. How to Find a Job Using LinkedIn 1 By Keith Conrad LongsPeakNet June 29, 2010 Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  2. 2. Who uses Facebook and who uses LinkedIn? 2 Social Networking Professional Networking 400 million users 70 million users  45% male / 55% female  64% male / 36% female  Average age = 21  Average age = 41  52% earn more than $60k annually  51% earn more than $100k annually  Over 22% have college degrees  Over 95% have college degrees  40% of users are ages 18 – 24  50% are middle management or above  1 out of 7 people on LinkedIn is a recruiter Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  3. 3. 3 steps of LinkedIn 3 • Build Your PROFILE 1 • Build Your NETWORK 2 • SEARCH Your Network 3 Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  4. 4. Make your profile 100% complete 4  Make sure your profile is 100% complete, (40X more likely to be found)  Make sure all information entered in your profile is consistent with the information in your resume Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  5. 5. Add a gripping memorable headline 5  Headline = Personal Brand  Use action verb at beginning of job title Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  6. 6. Add a professional photo of yourself 6  Include a professional photo of yourself, (7X more likely to be found)  No pictures of you holding pets or kids  Most recruiters will not look at your profile if no photo exists – they assume you have something to hide Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  7. 7. Update your status box weekly 7  Update your status box at least once per week to keep your network informed  Content of your status box should be meaningful information to your network Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  8. 8. Never use negative language in your profile 8  If you are unemployed never use the word “unemployed” or any other negative language in your profile, you are now CEO of You Inc. and are a consultant  Title yourself as a consultant under “Current” Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  9. 9. Go back 10-15 years in work experience 9  List your work experience in chronological order  Go back 10-15 years  Make sure your work experience listed on your resume matches your profile Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  10. 10. Education 10  List your education in chronological order – do not list dates if you did not list them on your resume Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  11. 11. Give one recommendation per week 11  Recommend one person per week (GIVE don’t take!)  Provide both professional and character recommendations  Write meaningful recommendations with “meat” not “fluff” Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  12. 12. List custom websites 12  Add your custom websites if applicable  List a URL to web content that advertises you, like press releases  Envy surf yourself on Google to see what articles are on the web about you Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  13. 13. Customize your public profile URL 13  Delete the numbers after your name that LinkedIn automatically assigns to your account  Customize your URL to reflect your company name if applicable  Include your LinkedIn URL on your resume header, business cards, and e-mail signature Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  14. 14. Write your summary and specialties 14  Start with a tag line in your summary  State your career goals  Include key words and skills  Use bullets to emphasize special skills and abilities  Review mentor’s profiles for format and content examples Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  15. 15. Additional information page 15  Personalize your profile by adding interests, groups and associations, and honors and awards. Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  16. 16. Check all contact settings 16  Check all contact settings so you have the greatest chance of being found by recruiters  Make your profile public Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  17. 17. Add applicable applications 17  Add applicable applications that apply to you  Add and remove applications as your needs change  I recommend adding Box.net and Events in your initial setup of your profile as a minimum Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  18. 18. Get and use connections 18  Connect with friends, co- workers, family, former co-workers  Go to networking events, Meet Up Group meetings, professional events and pass out your business cards  Become an expert in your field Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  19. 19. 3 degrees of separation of LinkedIn 19  You have direct InMail capability with 1st degree contacts and group members only  You can see 2nd degree contacts through your 1st degree contact’s profiles  Request an introduction from your 1st degree contact to communicate with a 2nd degree contact Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  20. 20. Requesting and accepting connections 20 Requesting a connection: Accepting/archiving a  Make your request a connection request: custom invitation  Never select “I don’t know noting where you met this user” as an option – the person select “Archive” instead  Send your request  5 “I don’t know this user” within 48 hours of received by you and you meeting the person are kicked out of LinkedIn - must beg with customer service to get back in Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  21. 21. Join up to 50 groups 21  Join up to 50 groups  Join subgroups (as many as you want, they don’t count towards the 50)  Join professional groups, school alumni, job seeker groups, recruiter groups, groups associated with outside interests and hobbies Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  22. 22. Participate in groups 22  Post articles, post jobs, participate and start and comment on discussions – become an expert in your field!  Use InMail to talk to group members directly Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  23. 23. How do you find people on LinkedIn? 23  Search by name, company, location, or keyword Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  24. 24. How to do a job search on LinkedIn? 24  Use the search engine in LinkedIn accessed from the “Job” tab, (powered by Simply Hired)  Check the job posting in your groups Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  25. 25. How to do a job search on LinkedIn? 25  Get the word out to your network  Find out where people with your similar background are working  Find out where people at a company came from  Find out where people from a company go next Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  26. 26. How to do a job search on LinkedIn? 26  Check if the company is still hiring  Get to the hiring manager  Get to the right HR person  Find out the secret job requirements  Build your network before you need it Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  27. 27. How do I find companies on LinkedIn? 27  Search by company name, industry, postal zip code, or country Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  28. 28. Tips and Tricks on LinkedIn 28  Kill for recommendations – Recommend others first  Create a personal slideshow  Research smart, interact smarter  Create a blog and link it to your profile  Create a Group Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  29. 29. Tips and Tricks on LinkedIn 29  Hot link your LinkedIn profile to your Outlook signature  Attach a YouTube video of you doing your elevator speech  Use the JobInsider Tool Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  30. 30. Resources on LinkedIn 30  How to Succeed in Business Using LinkedIn by Eric Butow and Kathleen Taylor  Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes by Patrice-Anne Rutledge  LinkedIn Learning Center & Customer Service Center  LinkedIn Blogs Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  31. 31. Questions 31 “ Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate
  32. 32. Thank You 32 Invite me to connect with you! Keith Conrad, Architect, LEED AP, LinkedIn Consultant keithgconrad@gmail.com www.linkedIn.com/in/keithgconrad 303-469-9691 Copyright 2010 – Keith Conrad - All Rights Reserved - Do Not Duplicate

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