LinkedIn part 2: Have Profile, Now What?

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Diving into LinkedIn, Leaning how to use its search features, alerts, and LinkedIn Today news section.

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LinkedIn part 2: Have Profile, Now What?

  1. 1. @WatsonKS 2012 1LinkedIn: PART 2HAVE THE PROFILE, NOW WHAT?Ken WatsonPresident of Watson Knowledge Services, LLCken@watsonknowledgeservices.comWebsite: www.watsonknowledgeservices.comLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kenawatson
  2. 2. @WatsonKS 2012 2Agenda• Diving Into LinkedIn • Searching • People • Jobs • Groups • News • Control Your LinkedIn Today Feed • Answers • Find Questions and giving Answers • Apps • Which Apps is right for you? • Settings
  3. 3. @WatsonKS 2012 3Searching For People • Advance Search • Narrows down you results faster • Extra search options with paid accounts
  4. 4. @WatsonKS 2012 4Making Connections • Be sure to indicate how you know this person. • Always include a personal note. • Never just send the default message, expand and make it personal. • Use a shared connection to get an introduction.
  5. 5. @WatsonKS 2012 5Searching For Jobs • Advance Search is Your Friend. • Keyword • Job title • Company • Location • Filters • Functions • Experience • Industry • Posted • Salary (Paid Account) • Save Your Search • Get email updates
  6. 6. @WatsonKS 2012 6Searching For Groups • For best results use similar groups. • Mine your connections for groups to join.
  7. 7. @WatsonKS 2012 7LinkedIn Group Tips & Suggestions• Organizations/Associations • Join groups of organizations/associations you belong too• When using them for research: • Lurk, start discussions by ask questions, look for connections to experts.• Networking • Join similar interest groups. • Find its best to join groups with lots of members. • Usually an indicator in group activity level
  8. 8. @WatsonKS 2012 8Searching For Companies • Can do a quick plug in name search or advance search. • Filter by: • Location • Posted jobs on LinkedIn • Industry • Relationships • Only see companies that you connection belong to • Company Size • Number of followers • Forturne
  9. 9. @WatsonKS 2012 9News • LinkedIn Today • Individual News Sources or Industry News.
  10. 10. @WatsonKS 2012 10Answers, Becoming a Mr. Know It All • Easiest way to be seen as an expert. • General or advance search. • Use this to find experts within an industry.
  11. 11. @WatsonKS 2012 11Apps, The Extra Features You Want/Need
  12. 12. @WatsonKS 2012 12Account Settings • Profile • Email Preferences • Groups, Companies & Applications • Account
  13. 13. @WatsonKS 2012 13Thank You • Ken Watson • President of Watson Knowledge Services, LLC • 281-815-5800 • ken@watsonknowledgeservices.com • http://www.watsonknowledgeservices.com/ • http://www.linkedin.com/in/kenawatson • @WatsonKS

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