Reaching out with LinkedIN

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Reaching out with LinkedIN

  1. 1. Reaching out with LinkedIN Travis Warren WhippleHill, Inc.
  2. 2. LinkedIN Facts LinkedIn has over 43 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the world. A new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second Half of the members are outside the U.S. Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are LinkedIn members.
  3. 3. What’s LinkedIN ? Professional Networking Older demographic (late 30s, early 40s) True “Small World” Network Job Seekers Let’s take a look ...
  4. 4. in April
  5. 5. The Basic Idea Groups Connections Profile 7
  6. 6. “Social Network” A social anthropologist named JA Barnes coined “social network” 1958 small world experiment by social psychologist Stanley Milgram which suggested that two random US citizens were connected on average by a chain of six acquaintances. Stanley Milgram six degrees of separation (1967) 8
  7. 7. • http://oracleofbacon.org/cgi-bin/oracle/ movielinks?firstname=Bacon%2C +Kevin&game=1&secondname=Tom +Cruise
  8. 8. 3 Areas to Focus Maintaining your own Profile Using the Network Maintaining a Group for your school.
  9. 9. Profile with LinkedIN
  10. 10. Takeaways Email support@linkedin.com and request that high schools (or at least prep schools) be treated like Colleges and Universities. Shouldn’t be under “other”
  11. 11. Networking with LinkedIN
  12. 12. connection kəˈnek sh ən noun 1: a relationship in which a person is linked or associated with another person. A connection joins two peoples social networks together. aka. “Friend” on Facebook
  13. 13. Groups with LinkedIN
  14. 14. Takeaways Join Linked In Yourself Create a Linked In Group for your Alumni If one exists, approach ‘group admin’ Promote the group on your website Post “Join Group” hyperlink (URL) on your website
  15. 15. Takeaways Email support@linkedin.com and request that high schools (or at least prep schools) be treated like Colleges and Universities. Shouldn’t be under “other”
  16. 16. http://www.alumnifutures.com/2007/05/10_pros_and_4_c.html
  17. 17. http://doteduguru.com/id706-linkedin-alumni-group-tutorial.html

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