Developed specifically for business, the site doesnt run the risk of blurring your professional life with your private one; and with more than 25 million users, it serves virtually every industry and profession
OVERVIEW1.HOME PAGE2.BUILD A PROFILE3.CONNECTIONS – BUILD A NETWORK4.GROUPS5.JOBS6.INBOX, COMPANIES, NEWS7.WRAP UP8.Q&A
WHERE TO BEGIN? More and more business professionals are using socialnetworks to build relationships,meet new contacts, and market themselves.
1. HOME PAGE•Share an update•IT News/Headlines•Suggestions forpeople you mayknow•See who hasviewed your profile•Your connections
2. CREATE A • Make sure your profile matches your resume PROFILE with the correct dates and titlesGoal: Make it clear what you’ve done in your career — and what you • If you are in IT, include a want to do. technical skills summary of the operating systems, software, progra mming languages, tools, etc. that you have experience with
• Your profile is what the rest of the LinkedIn world sees• Where you specify your contact preferences and personal information• Your Groups and Associations
MAKE SUREYOU INCLUDE:1. How you prefer to be contacted. At the bottom of your profile, you can let people know how you want to be contacted — through 3. A solid headline under your name LinkedIn, by e-mail, or over the phone. with keywords relevant to your industry.2. What you want to be contacted about. At the bottom of your 4. A picture. (People do business with profile, you can select interests like people) reference requests, consulting offers, or career opportunities.
MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT INCLUDE:• Any contact information you’re not comfortable sharing publicly.• Anything that begins to stray from the truth (job title, duties, etc.)• Anything you wouldn’t want fellow colleagues – current, former, or future – to know.
3. CONTACTS (BUILD YOUR NETWORK) • Three Degrees ofGoal: Connect with others Separation who share your professional interests and can help meet your goals.
• Connections • Add Connections • Network Statistics• Your School
4. GROUPS •Identify the groups that you want to be a part of •Check in daily or weekly for updates, discussions or postings •Start your own discussions or groups
5. JOBS •Jobs home page •Saved Jobs •Saved Searches •Detailed Search
Use to send messages, request recommendations, make introductions Look up companies you areinterested in working for, doing business with, or are just curious about. See what connections you have that currently work/worked for target companies in the past Save articles, stay up to date with current IT trends and technologies.
WRAP UP • Under the Learning Center Tab you can learn about: – Overview – Site Features – Updates available – User Guides
Extra informationYou can connect your profile to Twitter, and other socialnetworks or add a personal website, upload a resume, and put your employer’s website
DANGER!!! 5 things you should never do• 1. Leave negative feedback. – It stays around for a very long time, even if you have a change in heart.• 2. Lie.• 3. Spam. – Avoid drowning others in your promotional material.• 4. Gossip.• 5. Oversell yourself. – Stay away from arrogance or over-hyping what you do.