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LinkedIn Introduction

  2. 2. Learning Objectives <ul><li>A brief introduction to the professional networking site LinkedIn. </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions to create and personalize your account. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn about network invites and about first, second and third level connections. </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn’s internal messaging system. </li></ul>Guevara
  3. 3. What is LinkedIn? <ul><li>LinkedIn is a professional networking site that allows users to take the classic card exchange into the online realm. </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn provides users with the ability to connect with first degree connections and be introduced to second and third degree connections. </li></ul><ul><li>Put together a summary of your expertise and accomplishments. </li></ul>Guevara
  4. 4. LinkedIn Today <ul><li>Started in 2003, the site has over 63 million members. Members are from 200 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>The service is free but fee-based memberships are available. </li></ul><ul><li>The site is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Both job seekers and employers can connect. </li></ul>Guevara
  6. 6. Filling out the form <ul><li>Visit </li></ul><ul><li>What you will need: </li></ul><ul><li>- Personal email address </li></ul><ul><li> - You can set up a personal email account with Gmail , Hotmail , Yahoo! Mail , etc. </li></ul><ul><li>- Password </li></ul>Guevara
  7. 7. Your profile - picture <ul><li>You can choose to add a picture. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload the most professional picture you have – 4MB limit. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crop picture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose photo visibility settings. </li></ul></ul>Guevara
  8. 8. Your profile - details <ul><li>List your current and past positions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be as detailed as you would like to be. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>List your education. </li></ul><ul><li>Your professional summary and specialties. </li></ul>Guevara
  9. 9. Your profile – contact import <ul><li>Use the site’s import option to import your contacts from your webmail. </li></ul><ul><li>You can choose to skip this option and add connections manually. </li></ul>Guevara
  10. 10. Your profile - getting checked out <ul><li>On your homepage, you can view the number of times people have viewed your profile. </li></ul><ul><li>- Click on the highlighted text to view visitor information. </li></ul><ul><li>- Information provided depends on visitor’s privacy settings. </li></ul>Guevara
  11. 11. INVITATIONS Guevara
  12. 12. Invitations to join your network <ul><li>You can choose to invite when you visit a professional’s profile: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On the top right hand side of the profile you will see the opportunity to add the person to your network. </li></ul></ul>Guevara
  13. 13. How do you know the invitee? <ul><li>Once you choose to invite, you will be asked how you know the person. </li></ul><ul><li>You can edit the personal note that goes along with the invite or use the generic message. </li></ul>Guevara
  14. 14. Mass invite/webmail invite <ul><li>Choose to add connections using the green Add Connections button on your LinkedIn home page. </li></ul><ul><li>- You have the option to search your email contacts or input email addresses to send invites. </li></ul>Guevara
  15. 15. Receiving a connection request <ul><li>You’ll receive a connection request in your Inbox. </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on email notification settings, you may also receive an email to alert you of the invite request. </li></ul><ul><li>Once the request is accepted, you can choose to archive it. </li></ul>Guevara
  16. 16. People you may know <ul><li>On your home page, LinkedIn will recommend people to connect with under the People You May Know box. </li></ul><ul><li>- By clicking on the X near their name, you can choose not to have their name shown. </li></ul>Guevara
  17. 17. Connecting styles <ul><li>LinkedIn preferred way of connecting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only connect to those you know. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unless you disallow, your connections will be able to see your network and ask for introductions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your connections may ask you to recommend them on their work. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn Open Networker (LION) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very open to making as many connections as possible. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May include their email address on their profile. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will receive warning email if enough invitees indicate they do not them. </li></ul></ul>Guevara
  19. 19. Connections <ul><li>1 st degree connections are those that you have directly invited or have accepted their invite. </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd degree connections are those who are friends of friends </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd degree connections are those connected to a friend of a friend. </li></ul>Guevara
  20. 20. Introductions <ul><li>You can ask for an introduction to those within another connection’s network. </li></ul><ul><li>- The person you send your request to must approve for it to be sent on. </li></ul>Guevara
  21. 21. How to work your network - career <ul><li>Why build up a large network? The 1 st , 2 nd , and third degree connections may be your “in” to a new career opportunity. </li></ul>Guevara
  22. 22. How to work your network – contact settings <ul><li>Review your connection’s contact settings to see their preferences. </li></ul><ul><li>- Tap your network for the expertise you need at the right time. </li></ul><ul><li>- Connect with past or current colleagues for references. </li></ul>Guevara
  23. 23. How to work your network – receiving recommendations <ul><li>Request recommendations from those familiar with your work – either at past or current organizations. </li></ul><ul><li> - Recommendations can be for non-employment related work also (ex: committees) </li></ul>Guevara
  24. 24. How to work your network – making recommendations <ul><li>Nurture your professional relationships. In addition to requesting/accepting recommendations, make sure to recommend those exceptional colleagues. </li></ul>Guevara
  26. 26. LinkedIn Inbox <ul><li>Message center from those who are connected with you or those who want to connect. </li></ul><ul><li>- Messages may include InMails, Introductions, requests to join groups you have created, etc. </li></ul>Guevara
  27. 27. Message out of your network: InMail <ul><li>Want to message someone who is out of your network? </li></ul><ul><li>- Send an InMail. </li></ul><ul><li>- Must have a paid account. </li></ul>Guevara
  28. 28. Message inside your network <ul><li>If you would like to send a message to a connection whose profile you are visiting, on the right hand side – click Send a message . </li></ul>Guevara
  29. 29. Message inside your network <ul><li>Rolling over the Inbox link at the top of your homepage will allow you to compose a message to the LinkedIn connections you select. </li></ul><ul><li>- You can choose to have a copy sent to your email. </li></ul>Guevara
  30. 30. LINKEDIN APPS Guevara
  31. 31. LinkedIn app review <ul><li> Files </li></ul><ul><li>Polls </li></ul><ul><li>SAP Community Bio </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Link </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Google Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Reading List by Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Huddle Workspaces </li></ul><ul><li>Tweets </li></ul><ul><li>Company Buzz </li></ul><ul><li>My Travel </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul>Guevara
  32. 32. LinkedIn apps <ul><li>Applications (apps) in LinkedIn allow you to provide profile visitors with access to trip information (TripIt), presentations (SlideShare) events you are attending (Events app), etc. </li></ul><ul><li>- Apps are optional. </li></ul>Guevara
  33. 33. CONCLUSION Guevara