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Why Use LinkedIn?

  1. 1. Why Consider aLinkedIn Profile? Presented by Professor Sandra Rimetz Technology Forum Series, MCC on Main Manchester Community College October 4, 2012
  2. 2. Have You Ever Searched for Yourself?Why LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  3. 3. First we need to defineWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  4. 4. Why LinkedIn?World’s largest professional network with over 175 million members and growing rapidly.Connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. Linkedin.comWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
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  7. 7. Who Uses It?• Job seekers• Consultants• Entrepreneurs• Nosey surfers• Or even the happily employed Why LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  8. 8. Why LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  9. 9. 1. Your Profile• Resume• Flawless• First Impression for visitors• Use Keywords to those you are targeting• Detail as much as possible• Change your headline Why LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  10. 10. 2. Expand Your Network• 1st, 2nd, 3rd degree connections o Expanding 1st degree creates more of the others• Import your contact lists• Be open to invites from everyone• Email nameWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  11. 11. 3. Start a Group• Select a topic• What is you want to “own”• Promote these on other social networks• Monitor questions and give answersWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  12. 12. 4. Keep Up to Date• Keep information fresh and current in your profile• Commit time every weekWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  13. 13. Stay Connected• Do you have a business card?• Is your resume up to date?• Do you have a portfolio ready?• Are your social media accounts current?• Is your email address professional?• Consider a blog Why LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
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  15. 15. Stay In TouchTwitter: @SophUserLinkedIn: Sandra RimetzPinterest: http://pinterest.com/techusers/Web Site: www.sophisticateduser.comE-Mail/Google+: sophuser@gmail.comWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012
  16. 16. Next Week’s ForumWhy LinkedIn ~ S. Rimetz 10/4/2012

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