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Your 10 minute guide to linked in

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This is the presentation I will use as a backdrop for a guest lecture session at Webster University, specifically how to use LinkedIn as a career development tool. Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated!

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Your 10 minute guide to linked in

  1. 1. A “Crash Course”<br />Steve Urquhart<br />Founder, T21 Solutions and VETsourcing<br />Candidate, M.A. Human Resources Development (Webster University)<br />
  2. 2. What’s LinkedIn?<br />Launched in 2003 as a business-oriented social networking site (like Facebook for professionals, but it was actually first)<br />CEO was a Yahoo! executive, founders were Silicon Valley dot-commers<br />Over 100,000,000 registered users worldwide<br />Nearly 1,000,000 groups you can join online<br />Think of it as your virtual Rolodex …<br />
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  6. 6. What’s LinkedIn (cont’d)<br />Manage your professional profile online, including resume, experience, projects<br />Build your network with Connections<br />Connections are 1st Degree, 2nd Degree and 3rd Degree (think Kevin Bacon)<br />Join virtual groups and follow companies<br />Include your online portfolio, blog, etc.<br />Rapidly emerging as a recruiting tool as companies bypass traditional headhunting and passive sourcing routes<br />
  7. 7. 1. Go to linkedin.com on any web browser<br />
  8. 8. 2. Start by entering some basic information here:<br />
  9. 9. 3. And a little more basic information here.<br />
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  11. 11. 4. Start building your LinkedIn network immediately by connecting with your email contacts who are already on LinkedIn<br />
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  21. 21. Professional links<br />
  22. 22. Career opportunities … <br />
  23. 23. … and career path tools<br />
  24. 24. Ch … ch … ch … changes!<br />http://yir.linkedinlabs.com<br />

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