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  1. 1. LinkedIn mirjam schaap, September 2013 Course Professional use of internet and social media for university faculty staff University of Fort Hare and University of Limpopo, South Africa
  2. 2.  Linked In: unleash the power of largest professional networking site
  3. 3. Based on Infographic created by DigitLab and Habari Media
  4. 4. Based on Infographic created by DigitLab the social media agency
  5. 5. Create your linkedin profile  Go to www.linkedin.com  Create your profile
  6. 6. First, turn off activity broadcasts Privacy controls  Turn off activity broadcasts Before major maintenance, turn off activity broadcasts › otherwise all your contacts will get notifications with every change you make
  7. 7. When setting up / updating profile  use a picture which is recent  claim your vanity URL o in edit view, edit link under your picture o customize your public profile URL  change your headline  don't use resume language  write in first person, not third  keep your profile updated
  8. 8. Writing your profile summary A snapshot of your brand and value proposition ● Write conversationally with crisp, easy-to-understand, short paragraphs. ● Tailor summary to what your audience wants to hear. ● Make it interesting to read. Read it aloud to yourself and others. ● Use personal pronouns. ● Separate blocks of text with white space. ● Include keywords, industry-specific qualifications and job-specific skills. source: TM MBA career management consulting, Foster School of Business
  9. 9. Keep it up and engage  join groups  ask and answer questions  send personalized connection requests  don't accept every connection request  don't make your linked in same as facebook and twitter  ask connections to recommend you
  10. 10. Enjoy our 3 days sharing and learning ! mirjam.schaap@wur.nl www.delicious.com/mirjamschaap www.twitter.com/mirjamschaap nl.linkedin.com/in/mirjamschaap/ www.wageningenUR.nl/cdi www.facebook.com/CDIwageningenUR www.twitter.com/CDIwageningenUR

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