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  • Introduce facilitators About Upwardly Global – 10 Minutes
  • social networking establishes interconnected Internet communities (sometimes known as personal networks) that help people make contacts that would be good for them to know, but that they would be unlikely to have met otherwise. In general, here's how it works: you join one of the sites and invite people you know to join as well. Those people invite their contacts to join, who in turn invite  their  contacts to join, and the process repeats for each person. In theory, any individual can make contact through anyone they have a connection to, to any of the people  that  person has a connection to, and so on.
  • Allows jobseekers figure out what connections they have to people who work at companies that are hiring
  • 10 Minutes
  • Your profile is your online resume Your profile should be consistent with your resume
  • Examples of keywords for an Administrative Assistant might be: Typing 90 wpm, Dictation, Microsoft Word, Reception, Phone Support For an Accountant keywords might be: Tax Accounting, Reconciliations, General Ledger, Profit and Loss Statements
  • Your LinkedIn profile works like an online resume, so it should be consistent with your resume. Increase xx efficiency by streamlining
  • Demo: Click Add Connection button at the left side
  • Demo: Search people by typing name Search jobs by typing title and do advanced job search Search companies by typing the name of the company. See if you have connections LinkedIn Search Engine Limitation Boolean Commands: only AND, OR, and NOT If you type “job” it won’t find “Jobs”: Must type “job OR jobs” 5 Minutes
  • Select groups carefully. Don’t stay in Groups that are not well managed: if the group grows too slowly, does not attract VIPs, does have interesting content in news, jobs, leave it! Don’t be afraid to join, leave, rejoin later. Groups change so check them regularly
  • Select groups carefully. Don’t stay in Groups that are not well managed: if the group grows too slowly, does not attract VIPs, does have interesting content in news, jobs, leave it! Don’t be afraid to join, leave, rejoin later. Groups change so check them regularly
  • Get Linked In To A Job

    1. 1. Get to a Job Workshop for Immigrant Professionals © 2007, All Rights Reserved, Upwardly Global Upwardly Global 401 Broadway, Suite 800 New York, NY 10013 Phone: 212-219-8828 © 2007, All Rights Reserved, Upwardly Global
    2. 2. <ul><li>You can call us “UpGlo” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-profit organization in SF, NY and Chicago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide job search support for skilled, educated immigrants. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our results: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trained more than 1,100 skilled immigrants from more than 100 developing countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$40,000 average salary + benefits in career field </li></ul></ul></ul>Upwardly Global (
    3. 3. Why does Upwardly Global exist? Global Leaders = Invisible in the U.S. More than 1.3 million college-educated immigrants in the U.S. are unemployed or working in unskilled jobs Housecleaner Barista Waspada Indonesia Auditor Evelyn El Salvador Engineer Cashier Taxi Driver Manizha Afghanistan Physician Cristian Romania Engineer
    4. 4. <ul><li>Jobseeker program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free 8-week or 2-day career summit training program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pairing with an American volunteer mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support in targeting your job search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connections to employers in your field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expectation to commit to a high level of communication with Upwardly Global staff (weekly communication via email and phone) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employer Network program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership with more than 70 companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help them effectively recruit immigrant professionals through hands-on training </li></ul></ul>Upwardly Global Programs & Services
    5. 5. Success Stories Before: Babysitter After: Immigration Lawyer Before: Cab driver After: Design Engineer, Con Edison Before: Unemployed After: Professional Recruiter JPMC Before: Security Guard After: Accountant, AJWS Before: Unemployed After: PR Director, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Before: Cook After: Evaluater, WES
    6. 6. Getting Started with Social Networking
    7. 7. Understanding Online Social Networking <ul><li>“ What is Online Social Networking?” </li></ul><ul><li>the practice of expanding the number of one's </li></ul><ul><li>business and/or social contacts by making </li></ul><ul><li>connections through individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking establishes interconnected </li></ul><ul><li>Internet communities (personal networks) that </li></ul><ul><li>help people make contacts </li></ul>
    8. 9. Workshop Agenda <ul><li>LinkedIn: What is it and how will it help my job search? </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a LinkedIn Profile: Do’s & Don’ts. </li></ul><ul><li>Using LinkedIn Search: Find old colleagues and discover new ones. </li></ul><ul><li>Joining LinkedIn Groups: Find jobs & recruiters. </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin Messaging: How to Connect through LinkedIn. </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn & My Job Search: The fastest way to expand your professional network & spread your resume among the largest number of people! </li></ul>
    9. 10. About LinkedIn
    10. 11. What is LinkedIn? <ul><li>Re-connect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The world’s largest online professional network with over 40 million members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The easiest way to find a broad network of professionals in your field </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Power your career </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discover inside connections when you’re looking for a job or new business opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A tool for sharing knowledge and ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your network is full of industry experts willing to share advice </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Why Should I join LinkedIn? <ul><li>It’s an EASY way to develop your professional network in the US. --Searching for colleagues and updating your profile only takes seconds. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a FREE way to promote yourself - 40 million members </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiters and HR Managers turn to social media to find qualified candidates -- Make it easy for them to find you! </li></ul><ul><li>Good jobs in the US are found through networking. -- If you have a personal contact, your resume will be closer to the top of the pile! </li></ul><ul><li>Figure out connections you have to people who work at companies that are hiring. </li></ul>
    12. 13. Most Represented Industries <ul><li>Top 10 Industries on LinkedIn ( by membership) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Technology & Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing & Advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real Estate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospital & Health Care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Banking </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. Creating Your LinkedIn Profile Do’s & Don’ts
    14. 15. How do I set up a LinkedIn Profile? 1. Enter your information 2. Click “Join Now” to submit your info.
    15. 16. “ What information should I include?” <ul><li>Name / Photo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the same name that appears on your resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose the photo carefully </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. “ What information should I include?” <ul><li>Summary of Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>a short paragraph or two explaining who you are and what you do </li></ul><ul><li>make it “keyword rich” so prospective employers can find out how you could fit into their organization </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Multilingual Accountant/Auditor with 5 years of experience in multiple business environments, including manufacturing, logistics & wood industries. Special talent for monitoring tax compliance , streamlining procedures , and locating strategic areas for cost effective improvements . </li></ul>
    17. 18. “ What information should I include?” <ul><li>Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with your most recent professional experience </li></ul><ul><li>The work you have done in your field still counts, even if it was not paid </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on accomplishment </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t include your survival jobs </li></ul>
    18. 19. “ What information should I include?” <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to including your Bachelor’s degree and other advanced degrees, be sure to include recent classes, certifications, or conferences you’ve attended. </li></ul><ul><li>As with your resume, this shows your contacts that you are staying up-to-date with your industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><li>BA in Accounting and Finance, ESSEC Business School, Cameroon, 2005 Ranked #1 business School in Cameroon </li></ul><ul><li>Quickbooks , Latin Tech. New York, NY 06/2009 – 08/2009 </li></ul>
    19. 20. “ What information should I include?” <ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations will give an employer a good idea of how well you perform and work with people in all levels of an organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Get recommendations only from people you know (co-workers, supervisors, instructors) -- Serious recruiters will contact your recommendations, sometimes before they contact you! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ask for Recommendations from people you don’t know well It is considered bad business etiquette. </li></ul>
    20. 21. Choose How Public You Wish To Be <ul><li>Contact Settings </li></ul><ul><li>You can customize privacy settings for your network contacts. You determine who can contact you and who can see your full profile. </li></ul>
    21. 22. What does my LinkedIn profile look like?
    22. 23. Profile Do’s <ul><li>Update your LinkedIn profile whenever you update your resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Get Recommendations from close connections </li></ul><ul><li>Your experience should focus on accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>PROOFREAD! PROOFREAD! PROOFREAD! </li></ul><ul><li>Misspellings will make you look unprofessional </li></ul>
    23. 24. Profile Don’ts <ul><li>Don’t undersell yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understatements and eliminations of key accomplishments will make your profile look weak </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t SPAM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think very carefully before you forward jokes, inappropriate articles or stories, or anything that insults a particular ethnic group or gender, or to all of your contacts. </li></ul></ul>
    24. 25. Making Connection Through LinkedIn
    25. 26. Three ways to add LinkedIn Connections <ul><li>Import contact address from your email </li></ul><ul><li>Through Introductions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd Degree Connection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Invitation to people you should meet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Between Group Members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open networkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s Connect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
    26. 27. LinkedIn Search <ul><li>There are six types of Searches on LinkedIn: </li></ul><ul><li>Search People: to find people that are in your Network and in your Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Search Jobs: to find jobs posted on LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Search Companies: to find companies and their employees, and see if you can make connections from your network </li></ul><ul><li>Search Answers: to find within the “Answers” feature Q&As related to they keyword you entered </li></ul><ul><li>Search Inbox: search your own inbox to find messages from connections </li></ul><ul><li>Search Groups: to find Groups relevant to your interest/field </li></ul>
    27. 28. How can LinkedIn support my jobsearch?
    28. 29. Finding job leads through introduction <ul><li>Determine: </li></ul><ul><li>Job you are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>Industry you want to work for </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Titles of people who have hiring power </li></ul>1 Marketing Assistant Account Manager Marketing Director Sales Director
    29. 30. Finding job leads through introduction 2 <ul><li>Located in or near: </li></ul><ul><li>Country </li></ul><ul><li>Postal Code </li></ul>Enter the title of the position you want to apply or the title of hiring manager
    30. 31. Finding job leads through introduction Second degree network The real power of networking is in the second degree!
    31. 32. <ul><li>Ask your first degree contact to introduce you </li></ul>Finding job leads through introduction 3 You 1 st Degree 2 nd Degree
    32. 33. Finding job leads through introduction You 2 nd Degree
    33. 34. Finding job leads by joining Groups <ul><li>Two types of Groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OPEN – accept all request to join </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SELECTIVE – you request will be pending until it is approved/not by Group Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can join up to 50 Groups but select Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully </li></ul>
    34. 35. Searching for Groups Type a group name or keyword(s) here <ul><li>Check results carefully (for open Groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Group name to learn recent activities, discussion board, members involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Check Group owner </li></ul>
    35. 36. Which Groups Should I Join? <ul><li>Select Based on Your Interest & Location: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Groups (New York) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Groups (Energy for Energy Jobs) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Function-related Groups (IT Specialist) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Job Seeker Groups (StarCandidate, JobAngels) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expertise-related Groups (HVAC Design) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2 Types of Groups to focus on: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The biggest Group in any category </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very specialized Groups (Polymer Engineers) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    36. 37. “ How can I use LinkedIn to stay up to date with my job search?” <ul><li>Check in regularly with your Groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in the Group Discussions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The more active you are, the more chances you have of building new relationships. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click on ‘Jobs’ so that you can learn about openings as soon as they are posted </li></ul><ul><li>Stay up to date with current events and comment to increase your chance of being noticed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments can show your expertise. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep your profile updated and your tone professional </li></ul>
    37. 38. <ul><li>Minimum qualifications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrived in US within the past 5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full, permanent work authorization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of a BA degree from outside the US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have at least 2 years of experience in field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly motivated in your job search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to commit to a 8 week training program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you can answer YES, your next steps are to : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1) Apply online! or call us at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>212-219-8828 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) If you have applied, please call us this week to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>schedule a client meeting! </li></ul></ul>Working with UpGlo to rebuild your career
    38. 39. Final Thoughts & Questions