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How To Use LinkedIn Wisely During Your Job Search

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LINKEDIN A NECESSARY COMPONENT TO TODAY’S JOB SEARCH. Find out what you should avoid doing on your LinkedIn page.

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How To Use LinkedIn Wisely During Your Job Search

  1. 1. How to Use LinkedIn Wisely Linked iinn More Than 250 Million Profiles —An Estimated 200,000 New Profiles Are Being Created Daily © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ of LinkedIn Corporation
  2. 2. IS LINKEDIN A NECESSARY COMPONENT TO TODAY’S JOBSEARCH? More Recruiters Using LinkedIn to Source Candidates Not All HR Managers Research Candidates Equally Hiring Volume/Size of Company Possibly Plays a Role How many of you have LinkedIn profiles? Does your hiring staff use LinkedIn to source talent and prescreen candidates? © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  3. 3. WHERE LINKEDIN + JOBSEARCH ARE HEADED Example 1: Top job sites, such as SimplyHired (job aggregator), are leveraging the power of LinkedIn Connect job search activities with your network See which of your LinkedIn connections have connections to companies with job openings © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  4. 4. APPLY WITH LINKEDIN PROFILE, NOT RESUME Example 2: “Apply With LinkedIn” feature; submit LinkedIn page, not resume; already integrated into a few select company websites © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  5. 5. ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS Should My LinkedIn Page Mimic My Resume? Yes and no, and here’s why ... © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  6. 6. WHAT SHOULD YOUR LINKEDIN PAGE AVOID? LinkedIn is the “Suit-Wearing” Cousin to Facebook —Professional in Nature —Used More for Career Development, Job Search, and Personal Growth — post your cat videos on Facebook instead. Maybe Avoid Posting Updates That are Personal (i.e. Family, Political Views) © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  7. 7. APPROACH TOWRITING A GREAT LINKEDIN SUMMARY? Use Call to Action (i.e. “I’m open to connecting” (LION); include your email somewhere In plain sight.) Just Like Resume — Use a Header Taglines Include Keywords Use 1st Person or 3rd Person Content Use Character Map Characters to Add Visual Pizazz © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  8. 8. JOB EXPERIENCE — DETAILED VS. BULLETS? Bulleted Lists Seem to Be the Preferred Choice — provides readers ability to skim content (BTW, there is a 2,000 character limitation for job descriptions) © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  9. 9. ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES? Memberships/Organizations, Honors Awards, Interests, Publications, Certifications, Volunteer Work, Courses, Languages, Projects © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  10. 10. RECOMMENDATIONS SKILLS ENDORSEMENTS Why? Most obvious reason is to validate your knowledge, skills, and abilities. Online “Votes” or “Recommendation Comments” Written Recommendations Give Your LinkedIn Page a “Voice” © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  11. 11. ADJUST YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS Why? Simply Put — we don’t always want folks seeing everything we do. =] © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  12. 12. LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU STOPPED BY Provoke invitation requests, communications, and could possibly invite job leads? There are good reasons to mark yourself anonymous too. © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation Yes!
  13. 13. SHOULD I BECOME AN OPEN NETWORKER CONNECT WITH ANYONE? Reasons to Connect With Strangers —Deepens Your Network; Increases Your # of 1st/2nd Degree Connections Reasons Not to Connect With Strangers —Some LinkedIn Profiles are Invalid —Some Potential Connections Post Too Much Stuff — Irrelevant Too —Not Everyone Thinks Open Networking is a Good Idea Source: http://fox4kc.com/2014/02/26/senior-business-professionals-rude-rejection-email-to-job-seeker-goes-viral/ © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  14. 14. WAYS TO BUILD YOUR NETWORK Search and Join Alumni Groups Start by Connecting With Friends, Colleagues, Former Employers, Family Using InMail makes it easier to stay in touch with folks you otherwise may not Don’t Just Join Groups, Enrich Those Groups Too Connect With Industry/Position- Specific Recruiters Be a Member of the OpenLink Networker According to LinkedIn, being an OpenLink member “allows anyone on LinkedIn to send you a message or job opportunity for free, without an introduction or InMail. teena@resumetoreferral.com © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  15. 15. SHOULD YOU BECOME A PREMIUM ACCOUNT HOLDER? Premium Account Holder Is Listed at The Top as a Featured Applicant Provides Deeper Access to “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” Guarantees Response to InMails; Get 10 InMails Per Month with Jobseeker Plan Premium Badge for Jobseeker Shows in Search Results Profile Page Get Salary Data $39.95/month investment as of 3/19/14 © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  16. 16. APPLY FOR JOBS Advanced Data on How You Would Fair When Applying for Jobs via LinkedIn —Percentile based on experience, education, etc Salary Data is Provided by PayScale and is Not Specific to This Position © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  17. 17. QUESTION ANSWER SESSION Please ask your questions. © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation
  18. 18. PRESENTER CONTACT INFO Teena Rose, Highly Endorsed, Highly Referred Resume Writer, Branding Strategist Career Coach Resume to Referral Connect With Me on LinkedIn @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/teenarose Office: (937) 325-2149 Email: teena@resumetoreferral.com Website: www.resumebycprw.com © Copyright 2014, ResumeToReferral.com, All Rights Reserved LinkedIn is a Registered Trademark ™ to LinkedIn Corporation

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