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University of Oxford – Newcomers’ Club
Opportunities Group
Working and Networking with LinkedIn in Oxford
Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Presenter: Sue Ellson BBus MIML MAHRI CDAA ASA MPC WV SPN AH
Independent LinkedIn Specialist
Online: https://zoom.us/j/96503843106
Objectives
• Seven Best Settlement Strategies
• LinkedIn Hacks
• LinkedIn Questions
• Networking in person
• Networking on LinkedIn
• Goodie Bag
sueellson @ sueellson.com
1982 Started work at Westpac in Adelaide
1987 Started digital literacy and training
1994 Moved to Melbourne from Adelaide
1994 Consulting – careers, business, marketing, training
2001 First website online NewcomersNetwork.com
2001 Member of the Australian Institute of Management
2003 Joined LinkedIn 19,600+ Connections, 20,900 Followers, 1,100+ views 90 days, 470+ search results 7 days
2005 Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute
2008 Independent LinkedIn Consultant and Member of Melbourne Press Club
2012 Started CamberwellNetwork.com
2014 Teaching at the Centre for Adult Education
2015 Associate Member of Career Development Association of Australia
2015 Member of Australian Society of Authors
2016 Teaching at General Assembly and RMIT Short Courses
2016 Wrote and published three books –
120 Ways to Achieve Your Purpose With LinkedIn
120 Ways To Attract The Right Career Or Business
120 Ways to Market Your Business Hyper Locally
2017 Teaching at Monash Training and Professional Development
2018 Quora.com – Top Writer 2018
2018 Member of Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) and Writers Victoria
2018 & 2019 Top 10 LinkedIn Expert in the Asia Pacific Region
2019 Teaching, Consulting, Writing and Independent Publishing
Gigsters – Any Age or Ability Employees, Experts and Entrepreneurs
(Finalist Australian Career Book Awards)
2020 AHRI Hall of Fame, Published LinkedIn for me and my career or business
2021 Poems for lovers to read to each other and Poems for me to truly be
sueellson @ sueellson.com
Sue Ellson MIML MAHRI CDAA ASA MPC WV SPN AH
1991 – 1992 Committee Member, Westbourne Park Netball Club
1991 – 1992 Fundraising Committee and Assistant Treasurer South Australian United Church Netball Association
1991 – 1993 Photographer Mitchell Park Football Club and Morphettville Park Football Club
1992 – 1993 Inaugural Secretary/Treasurer & Westpac Representative Australian Institute of Bankers South Australian Young Banker's Committee
1998 – 1998 Fundraising Committee Member, Templestowe Heights Pre School
1999 – 1999 Committee Member University of South Australia, Administrative Management Student and Staff Course
2001 – 2002 Committee Member, Cultural Tourism Industry Group
2001 – 2002 Promotions Executive and Deputy Chair, International Business Group Australian Institute of Management
2001 – 2002 Promotions Officer and President Templestowe Valley Pre School
2003 – 2007 Committee Member Victorian Community Committee for Harmony
2003 – 2009 Media, Communications and Committee Member Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women's Coalition (VIRWC)
2004 – 2011 Parent Helper Scouts Australia (including two Jamborees and one Cuboree)
2007 – 2015 Convenor, International Human Resources Network Victoria Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
2009 – 2012 Committee Member, Friends of Music Parent Helper Camberwell High School
2011 – 2012 Committee Member, Friends of Music Parent Helper Blackburn High School
2011 – 2014 Adviser and Facilitator, Camberwell Traders Association
2013 – 2014 Consultant to the Media Team St Paul's Anglican Church Canterbury
2013 – 2018 Volunteer Foster Carer RSPCA Victoria and Forever Friends
2014 – 2015 Councillor Victorian State Council Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
2018 – now Answering questions on Quora.com
2001 – now Free Presentations, Training, Events for various organisations and Social Enterprises Newcomers Network and Camberwell Network
sueellson @ sueellson.com
Sue Ellson – Voluntary Work
Audience Profile
Please place a number (or several numbers) in the chat box
1. If you are looking for full time work
2. If you are looking for any work as soon as possible
3. If you are continuing an international career but based in Oxford
(perhaps working from home)
4. If you currently have your own business or want to set one up
5. Something else
sueellson @ sueellson.com
Audience Profile
Please place a letter in the chat box
a. Been in Oxford less than 6 months
b. Been in Oxford 6 months – 3 years
c. Been in Oxford more than 3 years
sueellson @ sueellson.com

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University of Oxford Newcomers Club with Sue Ellson

  • 1. University of Oxford – Newcomers’ Club Opportunities Group Working and Networking with LinkedIn in Oxford Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020 Time: 9:30am – 10:30am Presenter: Sue Ellson BBus MIML MAHRI CDAA ASA MPC WV SPN AH Independent LinkedIn Specialist Online: https://zoom.us/j/96503843106
  • 2. Objectives • Seven Best Settlement Strategies • LinkedIn Hacks • LinkedIn Questions • Networking in person • Networking on LinkedIn • Goodie Bag sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 3. 1982 Started work at Westpac in Adelaide 1987 Started digital literacy and training 1994 Moved to Melbourne from Adelaide 1994 Consulting – careers, business, marketing, training 2001 First website online NewcomersNetwork.com 2001 Member of the Australian Institute of Management 2003 Joined LinkedIn 19,600+ Connections, 20,900 Followers, 1,100+ views 90 days, 470+ search results 7 days 2005 Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute 2008 Independent LinkedIn Consultant and Member of Melbourne Press Club 2012 Started CamberwellNetwork.com 2014 Teaching at the Centre for Adult Education 2015 Associate Member of Career Development Association of Australia 2015 Member of Australian Society of Authors 2016 Teaching at General Assembly and RMIT Short Courses 2016 Wrote and published three books – 120 Ways to Achieve Your Purpose With LinkedIn 120 Ways To Attract The Right Career Or Business 120 Ways to Market Your Business Hyper Locally 2017 Teaching at Monash Training and Professional Development 2018 Quora.com – Top Writer 2018 2018 Member of Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) and Writers Victoria 2018 & 2019 Top 10 LinkedIn Expert in the Asia Pacific Region 2019 Teaching, Consulting, Writing and Independent Publishing Gigsters – Any Age or Ability Employees, Experts and Entrepreneurs (Finalist Australian Career Book Awards) 2020 AHRI Hall of Fame, Published LinkedIn for me and my career or business 2021 Poems for lovers to read to each other and Poems for me to truly be sueellson @ sueellson.com Sue Ellson MIML MAHRI CDAA ASA MPC WV SPN AH
  • 4. 1991 – 1992 Committee Member, Westbourne Park Netball Club 1991 – 1992 Fundraising Committee and Assistant Treasurer South Australian United Church Netball Association 1991 – 1993 Photographer Mitchell Park Football Club and Morphettville Park Football Club 1992 – 1993 Inaugural Secretary/Treasurer & Westpac Representative Australian Institute of Bankers South Australian Young Banker's Committee 1998 – 1998 Fundraising Committee Member, Templestowe Heights Pre School 1999 – 1999 Committee Member University of South Australia, Administrative Management Student and Staff Course 2001 – 2002 Committee Member, Cultural Tourism Industry Group 2001 – 2002 Promotions Executive and Deputy Chair, International Business Group Australian Institute of Management 2001 – 2002 Promotions Officer and President Templestowe Valley Pre School 2003 – 2007 Committee Member Victorian Community Committee for Harmony 2003 – 2009 Media, Communications and Committee Member Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women's Coalition (VIRWC) 2004 – 2011 Parent Helper Scouts Australia (including two Jamborees and one Cuboree) 2007 – 2015 Convenor, International Human Resources Network Victoria Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) 2009 – 2012 Committee Member, Friends of Music Parent Helper Camberwell High School 2011 – 2012 Committee Member, Friends of Music Parent Helper Blackburn High School 2011 – 2014 Adviser and Facilitator, Camberwell Traders Association 2013 – 2014 Consultant to the Media Team St Paul's Anglican Church Canterbury 2013 – 2018 Volunteer Foster Carer RSPCA Victoria and Forever Friends 2014 – 2015 Councillor Victorian State Council Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) 2018 – now Answering questions on Quora.com 2001 – now Free Presentations, Training, Events for various organisations and Social Enterprises Newcomers Network and Camberwell Network sueellson @ sueellson.com Sue Ellson – Voluntary Work
  • 5. Audience Profile Please place a number (or several numbers) in the chat box 1. If you are looking for full time work 2. If you are looking for any work as soon as possible 3. If you are continuing an international career but based in Oxford (perhaps working from home) 4. If you currently have your own business or want to set one up 5. Something else sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 6. Audience Profile Please place a letter in the chat box a. Been in Oxford less than 6 months b. Been in Oxford 6 months – 3 years c. Been in Oxford more than 3 years sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 7. English Language Is English your preferred language or an additional language? p. If English is your preferred language a. If English is an additional language sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 8. Networking Option Would you like to connect on LinkedIn with other attendees? Yes? Please copy/paste your LinkedIn URL in the chat during the session e.g. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sueellson No? Just say ‘hi’ sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 9. Seven Best Settlement Strategies 1. Find a friend 2. Collect local information 3. Start new activities 4. Expect it to be challenging 5. Develop new routines and rituals 6. Be curious - ask questions 7. Do it in a way that suits you More information at https://newcomersnetwork.com sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 10. Understand as General Principles • understand – database, algorithms, signals, behaviours • all content is simply a version number • strategic and follow up • recommendations (endorsements) and reviews • keep learning and taking action • believe everyone needs a LinkedIn Profile, Google My Business Account and personal website • see publications, presentations podcasts etc at https://sueellson.com sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 11. • Started 5 May 2003 – Sue Ellson joined 21 December 2003 • UK 29 million members1 • Worldwide 722+ million members2 • Google your name – usually first link in search results • 70% of hiring managers will Google your name • Up to 85% of jobs are NOT advertised • Up to 85% of business is done by referral • Best ways to get work – Networking, Referrals, Voluntary Work 1 https://www.businessofapps.com/data/linkedin-statistics 2 https://about.linkedin.com sueellson @ sueellson.com LinkedIn History
  • 12. Hangups with LinkedIn • No privacy – past history • Don’t know who to connect to – depends on purpose • Too much time – do a cost benefit analysis • Too costly – showing you free account features today • Can’t write – dot point keywords • Scared of computers – digital world • Worried about your English – get it proof read sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 13. How to Start • Collect statistics – Connections (60+), Followers (60+), Views last 90 days (100+), Search Results 7 days (50+), Endorsements (20+ per skill), Recommendations (6+ given/received) • Save your profile to PDF - view profile, three dots, date back to front in file name ie 20201216-sue-ellson-linkedin-profile.pdf • Get a copy of your data – Privacy and Settings, Request Archive of your data – save immediately when receive email https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/member-data • Do this every 90 days • Turn Off Share Your Profile Edits – whilst making changes • Connect with People – most likely predictor for appearing in search results, plus keywords in Headline and Current Job • Turn on Career Interests – via Jobs Tab on top menu – fill in details https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-profile-updates-cheat-sheet-sue-ellson sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 14. Privacy Settings https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/privacy Who can see your connections https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/connections-visibility (Only You or Your Connections) • Viewers of this profile also viewed (turn off) https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/browse-map • Profile viewing options (turn Anonymous as required) https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/profile-visibility sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 15. Hacks • Start with Your Purpose – use keywords these people will be using to find you (usability, user design, user experience, UX, customer experience, CX) • Computer Experience – keywords, frequency of key words and activity (BE ACTIVE if you want to come up in search results) • User Experience – photo, headline, summary (main message), current job role in detail, easy to read, consistent, call to action, contact details, bling, not try too hard • Pay for Premium – AFTER you have done the above sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 16. Hacks for Search Engine Optimisation Put your keywords in • Headline – 120 characters underneath name ***Most Important – not Seeking Opportunities*** • Current Job Title – UX Manager – Usability, User Design, User Experience, UX, Customer Experience, CX • Past Job Title – UX Coordinator – Usability, User Design, User Experience, UX, Customer Experience, CX • Summary – Professional Skills (bullet points) Usability, User Design, User Experience, UX, CX etc) • Education – List all subjects in your qualification • Experience – List in each job details area (Achievements, Tasks, Company Description, URL) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-keywords-what-primary-secondary-should-you-sue-ellson • If you are not currently working, list your current role in the Experience section as “Career Research – UX Manager – Usability, User Design, User Experience etc” at “Various” employer sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 17. Hacks for Activity Rewards • You Connect to People – You come up in more search results • You Publish an Article – LinkedIn notifies some of your connections • You Recommend Someone or Endorse Skills – You are on the other person’s profile • You provide Kudos – Appears in Newsfeed • You View Others – around 30% of them view you in return • You Follow a Company – LinkedIn Recruiter can target you • You Login regularly – You are active rather than latent https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/content-engagement-curation-creation-strategies-busy-people-ellson sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 18. Hacks for Premium Members • Inmails – contact people directly • Search Results – appear higher • Research – search beyond level 1 and 2 connections • Analytics – more comprehensive – how you were found • Preferred Candidate – when applying for jobs • Prestige – can afford premium • Remember – Purpose, Computer & User Experience and Activity must be done FIRST BEFORE PAYING FOR PREMIUM sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 19. Hacks for Standing Out • Complete the full LinkedIn profile with contact information (most sections) • Explain transferable skills (Grip Test Engineer) • Stay on purpose (can change later) • Tell whole story (two dimensional – don’t tell, can’t sell) • Ask for information or referrals (not just a job) • Seek a mentor or accountability partner to stay focused • Do your edits within 72 hours (three days or stalk Sue Ellson online later) sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 20. Face to Face Networking • How did you find out about this event? • What keeps you busy during the day? • Safe topics – the weather and sports or interests • Safe distance – may be further away • Eye contact – very important • Follow up – essential – otherwise why attend? • Connect online – so you can reach out again in the future (QR Code on phone) • Universal language – a smile sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 21. Handy Links https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-choose-your-next-job-career-sue-ellson https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/problem-saying-just-get-job-sue-ellson https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-feel-connected-online-avoid-loneliness-sue-ellson https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tips-finding-remote-work-working-from-home-jobs-sue-ellson https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-do-your-career-whilst-you-home-sue-ellson https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tough-love-unemployed-job-seekers-under-30-years-age-sue-ellson https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tough-love-unemployed-job-seekers-between-30-50-years-sue-ellson https://120ways.com/blog/book-launch-linkedin-for-me-and-my-career-or-business https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-page-strategies-schools-colleges-sue-ellson Follow https://www.linkedin.com/school/oxforduni Join Group The Careers Service, University of Oxford https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4307877 sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 22. Audience Summary Please type in the chat box or unmute and mention What has been most helpful to you from this session? Any questions? sueellson @ sueellson.com
  • 23. But there’s more… 1. Free copy of first four books https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sue_Ellson 2. Connect with Sue Ellson on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sueellson 3. Encourage you to view additional publications and presentations and podcasts at https://sueellson.com 4. Say Thank You with a Review at https://g.page/sue-ellson-author-review or message Sonya Kelly https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonyakellybscmph sueellson @ sueellson.com