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How & Why Job Seekers should use LinkedIn

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APICS Corporate PPT 2010

LinkedIn for Job SeekersSeptember 18, 2012Bill Bender

What is LinkedIn?A Professional Networking tool that helps you: Build and Maintain your Network Learn Valuable Information about Companies and People Identify and Connect with Company Inside Connections Join Groups to gain Information and Connect with Influential Contacts Establish your Expertise and Build Your Credibility

Build your Personal Brand

Why LinkedIn for Job Seeking?LinkedIn is a way to Promote Yourself to 175 million people in over 200 countries (45% in the US)LinkedIn Members include Executives from all the Fortune 500 companiesLinkedIn says their Corporate Hiring Solutions are used by 85% of the Fortune 100 companiesRecruiters and Decision Makers look at LinkedIn profiles before hiringLinkedIn is Free and Easy to use

How can LinkedIn Help? The Best, Most Efficient way to Find a New Job or Change Careers is through your Network. USA Today - The Number One Way to Find a Job is through Referrals, and LinkedIn is the biggest referral network out there - Charlene Li, founder of the research outfit Altimeter GroupLinkedIn is Growing at Two New Users every Minute

LinkedIn StrategyIdentify the Job or Career you wantIdentify Target Companies that you want to work forIdentify Target Contacts that will help you get hiredIdentify the Brand that will help you get that job or careerBuild your LinkedIn Profile around those Items, Companies, Contacts, and BrandAs You develop your LinkedIn Profile be sure every aspect Supports Your Strategy and BrandDont forget Other Social Media must also support that too!

LinkedIn Profile Components

Experience Past and CurrentRecommendationsApplications SummarySkills & ExpertiseGroupsWebsites Associations InterestsNamePhotoHeadlineIntro InfoPresentations Reading ListBlogsFiles to Share LinkedIn Profile BasicsName Use Your First & Last Name Only, no additions unless they are common in your field or desired positionLocation This helps identify you from others with the same nameHeadline Dont use a common title, use something that will cause readers to look at your whole profile to learn more about youPhoto Use a Professional Head Shot with a neutral background to give your profile and identity a more Personal and Real appearance

LinkedIn Profile BasicsName Use Your First & Last Name Only, no additions unless they are common in your field or desired positionLocation This helps identify you from others with the same name (179 vs. 4)Headline Dont use a common title, use something that will cause readers to look at your whole profile to learn more about youPhoto Use a Professional Head Shot with a neutral background to give your profile and identity a more Personal and Real appearance

LinkedIn Profile BasicsName Use Your First & Last Name Only, no additions unless they are common in your field or desired positionLocation This helps identify you from others with the same nameHeadline Dont use a common title, use something that will cause readers to look at your profile to learn more about youPhoto Use a Professional Head Shot with a neutral background to give your profile and identity a more Personal and Real appearance

LinkedIn Profile BasicsName Use Your First & Last Name Only, no additions unless they are common in your field or desired positionLocation This helps identify you from others with the same nameHeadline Dont use a common title, use something that will cause readers to look at your whole profile to learn more about youPhoto Use a Professional Head Shot with a neutral background to give your profile and identity a more Personal and Real appearance

LinkedIn Profile BasicsCustomized Public Profile URL Web Address for your LinkedIn Profile. A Custom URL is professional looking, easy to remember and use (http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/billbender)Summary A short resume to highlight your Skills, Expertise, and Accomplishments. Use Key Words to be found in LinkedIn SearchesSkill Set A Strong Skill Set Separates you from othersPositions List several Past Positions and any Current Positions that are relevant to your brand and desired career

LinkedIn Profile BasicsCustomized Public Profile URL Web Address for your LinkedIn Profile. A Custom URL is professional looking, easy to remember and useSummary A short resume to highlight your Skills, Expertise, and Accomplishments. Use Key Words to be found in LinkedIn SearchesSkill Set A Strong Skill Set Separates you from othersPositions List several Past Positions and any Current Positions that are relevant to your brand and desired career

LinkedIn Profile BasicsCustomized Public Profile URL Web Address for your LinkedIn Profile. A Custom URL is professional looking, easy to remember and useSummary A short resume to highlight your Skills, Expertise, and Accomplishments. Use Key Words to be found in LinkedIn SearchesSkill Set A Strong Skill Set Separates you from othersPositions List several Past Positions and any Current Positions that are relevant to your brand and desired career

LinkedIn Profile BasicsCustomized Public Profile URL Web Address for your LinkedIn Profile. A Custom URL is professional looking, easy to remember and useSummary A short resume to highlight your Skills, Expertise, and Accomplishments. Use Key Words to be found in LinkedIn SearchesSkill Set A Strong Skill Set Separates you from othersPositions List several Past Positions and any Current Positions that are relevant to your brand and desired career

LinkedIn Profile BasicsRecommendations A Credible Source helps reinforce your value to prospective employers Applications Several Applications help represent your brand and highlight your interest and valuesGroups The Groups you join can give you Valuable Information and help you Network with Influential People, as well as indicate your Interest and Values

LinkedIn Profile BasicsRecommendations A Credible Source helps reinforce your value to prospective employers Applications Several Applications help represent your brand and highlight your interest and valuesGroups The Groups you join can give you Valuable Information and help you Network with Influential People, as well as indicate your Interest and Values

LinkedIn Profile BasicsRecommendations A Credible Source helps reinforce your value to prospective employers Applications Several Applications help represent your brand and highlight your interest and valuesGroups The Groups you join can give you Valuable Information and help you Network with Influential People, as well as indicate your Interest and Values

LinkedIn EtiquetteSending Invitations Connect with people you Know that will Enhance your Brand. Personalize Every Invitation with how they will know you or why you want to connect. Thank everyone who accepts your invitation. Connecting with people you dont know, have nothing in common with, and dont have your values doesnt help you. Receiving Invitations - Look at the senders profile for things in common, as well as their values and ethics. Read their Summary, Recommendations, and Groups. If you accept, be sure to thank them for inviting you to connect.Asking for Recommendations Best Strategy: Send 2-3 recommendations to your connections every week. When they receive unsolicited recommendations they will be pleased and when LinkedIn asks them if they want to recommend you they will usually do so. Recommendations from your most influential connections are the most powerful. Dont be afraid to ask for changes, they want to help you.Make it Personal !

Using LinkedIn Features & Benefits LinkedIn Searches You can Search for:PeopleCompaniesJobsGroupsAnswersInbox

Things to Remember in Searches:Click on the desired search Category in the drop down boxClick on Advanced to narrow down a people searchFor People Searches select Current or Current & Past for Titles & Companies

Using LinkedIn Features & Benefits LinkedIn Searches You can Search for:PeopleCompaniesJobsGroupsAnswersInbox

Things to Remember in Searches:Click on the desired search Category in the drop down boxClick on Advanced to narrow down a people searchFor People Searches select Current or Current & Past for Titles & Companies

Using LinkedIn Features & Benefits LinkedIn Groups Scan Target Connections for Groups of Common Interest to join.Follow your Target Connections ActivityLearn about Potential Employers and Hiring Managers before the InterviewFollow Target Connections discussions and contribute to subjects that will highlight your Expertise. Good Posts build Credibility. Frequent Posts Increase your Exposure. After Gaining Credibility you can reply directly and connect. Company Pages - Learn about Company New Hires, Promotions, & ChangesIdentify Common Connections that have past or current positions

LinkedIn Job SearchesJob Searches

Click on Find Jobs under Jobs in the menu bar

Enter Key Words in the Search Bar

Click on Advanced to make the search more specific

LinkedIn Job SearchesJob Searches Results for Electrical Sales I found 1888 jobs by adding zip & within 50 miles results are reduced to 13 jobsLI Job Search Tips:1 person can refer me to the hiring manager in 1st jobI have several direct Connections for 1st & 5th jobsI have 32 people in my network at the 2nd & 3rd jobs

You can Save Searches for Automatic Notification of New Postings !

LinkedIn Statistics to CheckNetwork Updates (Home Page)What your Connections are doing.

Whos Viewed Your Profile(Listed on the Right Side of LI Home Page) Find potential connections LinkedIn Statistics to CheckLinkedIn Profile Views (emailed to you by LI)Number of times your profile i