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Linked In For Jobseekers Scsu Ama


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Linked In For Jobseekers Scsu Ama

  1. 1. LinkedIn for Jobseekers Lonny J. Gulden Chief Connections Officer™
  2. 2. LinkedIn - what is it? <ul><li>Only true professional, business-focused social networking platform </li></ul><ul><li>135 Million + members </li></ul><ul><li>Way to reconnect with former classmates and colleagues without knowing email addresses </li></ul><ul><li>Business development tool </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting tool </li></ul><ul><li>Job hunting tool </li></ul>
  3. 3. LinkedIn - keys to success <ul><li>Build a SOLID foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List all email addresses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List all colleges and universities attended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List all jobs back to college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a photo </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. LinkedIn - keys to success <ul><li>Develop an EFFECTIVE network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import address book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reconnect with classmates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with professors, colleagues, business associates, partners, vendors, clients etc. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. LinkedIn - keys to success <ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend former professors, co-workers and service providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request recommendations from former supervisors, peers and subordinates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request recommendations from former clients and vendors </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. LinkedIn - keys to success <ul><li>Join groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College or university alumni group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking groups (LION, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PMI, AMA, Chamber of Commerce </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start your own group </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. LinkedIn - making connections <ul><li>Advanced Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify hiring managers at target companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name, Keywords, Title, Company, Industry, Groups, School, Location or any combination of the above. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. LinkedIn - making connections <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Referral from intermediary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OpenLink Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct contact bypassing intermediary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linkedin Jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect an opportunity with a name </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. LinkedIn - conclusions <ul><li>Linkedin can be an incredible tool for job hunting, finding consulting gigs and identifying decision makers </li></ul><ul><li>It does NOT replace face-to-face networking </li></ul>
  10. 10. LinkedIn - questions <ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul>