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Leveraging linked in_3_17_2010

  1. 1. Leveraging LinkedIn  for your job search Steve Sherlock   Experienced project manager, Customer experience advocate, Social media practitioner
  2. 2. Assumptions <ul><li>This presentation assumes that you have </li></ul><ul><ul><li>established a LinkedIn account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>completed your profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>built your network to more than 25 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you have not completed all of the above </li></ul><ul><li>you may not be in a position to fully appreciate the tips </li></ul><ul><li>Hold this document, work on the above items </li></ul><ul><li>and then you'll be ready to take advantage of these tips </li></ul>
  3. 3. You have and use an RSS Reader <ul><li>You can use any one of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader (I'll demo with this) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you need a brief on what an RSS Reader will do, you can view this video here: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english </li></ul>
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>What we will cover </li></ul><ul><li>My tips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up RSS Feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>care and feeding of your network made easy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>sort by date posted </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted company search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>show more </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target company search through People tab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>include groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Your questions </li></ul><ul><li>as time permits, if you have something to address </li></ul><ul><li>let's go for it </li></ul>
  5. 5. Set up RSS Feed <ul><ul><li>Sign into your account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to Settings in top right corner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to RSS Setting, scrolling down on left column </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable, choose RSS Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View reader output daily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send messages of congratulations, etc. as appropriate </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Care and feeding of your network <ul><li>With RSS Feed results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update moderately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update individually in a timely manner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  as a result you'll be more effective, more efficient </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>With targeted search results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific people to look to connect with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try one path at a time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send InMail in addition to Introductions (limited to 5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>you'll have the info you need to land the position you want </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Select Jobs, Find Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Input title, search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filter on geographic location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When results appear, sort by posted date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You now see the newest jobs on top of the list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saves time to find out what has changed since your last visit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Job Search, sort by date posted
  8. 10. Targeted company search <ul><ul><li>On the menu, select More, then Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave Company name blank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;show more&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reveals more options to filter your selections by including the size of target firm, industry, and &quot;are they hiring?&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results include relationships to connections </li></ul></ul>
  9. 13. Advanced People Search <ul><ul><li>Take a company name from your results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to People, Advanced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Input Company name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure &quot;all groups&quot; checked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search and review results </li></ul></ul>
  10. 16. LinkedIn/Job Search Resources <ul><li>LinkedIn Blog   http://blog.linkedin.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Sean Nelson    http://socialmediasonar.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Neal Schaffer   http://windmillnetworking.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Tyrell-Smith   http://timsstrategy.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wall Street Journal   http://blogs.wsj.com/laidoff/ </li></ul><ul><li>Laid Off IT Guy    http://www.informit.com/authors/laidoffITguy </li></ul>
  11. 17. Contact info <ul><li>LinkedIn Profile </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.linkedin.com/in/stephensherlock </li></ul><ul><li>My main blog ->  http://steves2cents.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>separate RSS Feed for &quot;job search notes&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>My public service blog ->  http://franklinmatters.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter ->  http://twitter.com/shersteve </li></ul>

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