Linkedin for Blue Collar Workers
How I heard about it…
• An article was passed along through the RRAF
group… http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/linkedi...
www.workhands.us
• This is the home page
• I chose to sign up through Facebook
Welcome page
Welcome Survey
Getting started
• Because I chose to sign up through Facebook, some
information was pulled in already
• The rest I had to ...
Next
• Add the number of years experience by sliding
the bar
• Then enter your zip code
Following this
• To fully utilize this site you will want to add connections (just
like Linkedin and Facebook)
• This is y...
At this point…
• You have created your profile
• Now it is time to learn about it and enhance
what kind of information you...
Things like…
• What kind of equipment do you know how to
use (and which do you own)
Also…
Projects
• There is a section called Projects where you
can add in more info about a specific project
you worked on – you ...
In addition…
• Because I signed up through Facebook and I already
had some information about my education in my FB
profile...
Furthermore…
• My work history also came in from Facebook
• You can, of course, edit this or add additional
information at...
Right now…
• The profile looks like this…
You can even…
• Ask for endorsements (like Linkedin) by email or through
Facebook
• I tried the email for endorsement, but...
This is what the Feed looks like
This is what the Jobs tab looks like
• It looks like the jobs pull in from different sites (like Craigslist for example)
b...
Another shot of the Jobs feed
Cool feature alert!
• Download your resume – takes the info in
your Work Hands profile and creates a resume
• If you get a chance to play with it, I’d love to hear how it
works for you
• Also, if clients are using it and you get f...
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This presentation will tell you a little about Work Hands, which basically LinkedIn for Blue Collare workers. You will see screen shots & my two cents on how it worked. Worth checking out!

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  • Thanks Patrick! Great that you are workin on those fixes... I'm sure it will all come together! :) I am recommending people check it out - I think you hit on a 'niche' group that often feels left out of the social media world. Good work! :)
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  • Hi Sarah -- thanks for pulling this together!

    I wanted to add two notes about the glitches you ran into:

    1. Uploading photos. This effected a few users on certain browsers. The fix for this is actually going up today. It was a tricky one, but we think we've got it. (We also have android and iphone apps coming shortly to make this WAY easier.)

    2. The email endorsement bug we'll take a look at now. We're not quite sure what happened there.

    Finally, there's a few other resources we put together so people can see what we're up to:

    www.workhands.us/video
    www.workhands.us/demo_video

    Anything else we can do, just let me know!

    Patrick
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Linkedin for blue collar workers

  1. 1. Linkedin for Blue Collar Workers
  2. 2. How I heard about it… • An article was passed along through the RRAF group… http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/linkedin-style-job-network-blue-collar-crowd#.Uk7FhZMFNT0.email • I checked it out and here is what I learned…
  3. 3. www.workhands.us • This is the home page • I chose to sign up through Facebook
  4. 4. Welcome page
  5. 5. Welcome Survey
  6. 6. Getting started • Because I chose to sign up through Facebook, some information was pulled in already • The rest I had to add, starting with my trade • For a few moments, I pretended to be a construction carpenter… 
  7. 7. Next • Add the number of years experience by sliding the bar • Then enter your zip code
  8. 8. Following this • To fully utilize this site you will want to add connections (just like Linkedin and Facebook) • This is your chance to do that • You can have it pull in your Facebook friends to choose from or you can sync your Yahoo or Gmail emails
  9. 9. At this point… • You have created your profile • Now it is time to learn about it and enhance what kind of information you are sharing
  10. 10. Things like… • What kind of equipment do you know how to use (and which do you own)
  11. 11. Also…
  12. 12. Projects • There is a section called Projects where you can add in more info about a specific project you worked on – you are also supposed to be able to upload photos • I had trouble with the photos – I couldn’t get it to work (it kept saying wrong file type even though I tried a variety of file types)… probably a glitch that will fix itself
  13. 13. In addition… • Because I signed up through Facebook and I already had some information about my education in my FB profile, this came in automatically
  14. 14. Furthermore… • My work history also came in from Facebook • You can, of course, edit this or add additional information at this time
  15. 15. Right now… • The profile looks like this…
  16. 16. You can even… • Ask for endorsements (like Linkedin) by email or through Facebook • I tried the email for endorsement, but it didn’t go anywhere – just kept running… again, could be a glitch that will fix itself • I didn’t try the Facebook one
  17. 17. This is what the Feed looks like
  18. 18. This is what the Jobs tab looks like • It looks like the jobs pull in from different sites (like Craigslist for example) but it also look like employers can join and post jobs for free right now • When I clicked on a job to look at it more, it gave the option to apply (now) or apply externally – I didn’t try this feature fully as I’m sure the poor soul who would have received my “application” would have been a bit confused! 
  19. 19. Another shot of the Jobs feed
  20. 20. Cool feature alert! • Download your resume – takes the info in your Work Hands profile and creates a resume
  21. 21. • If you get a chance to play with it, I’d love to hear how it works for you • Also, if clients are using it and you get feedback, I’d love to hear that too! • Again, great find Marney and thanks for sharing it – I think it could be really valuable for the skilled/trades fields! • Sarah Rach-Sovich, sarahr@rmcep.com

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