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Overview on how to strengthen your profile, grow your network and find a job on LinkedIn.

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Top 3 Tips For Job Seekers

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What is LinkedIn?

300M+ Members across the globe

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network

86% of Fortune 100 companies use LinkedIn Talent Solutions to hire

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Strengthen Your

Professional Brand

Build

& Leverage Your Network

Find & Apply

for Your Dream Job

Top 3 Tips for Job Seekers

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Strengthen Your Professional Brand

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Optimize Your Profile

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Highlight Your Experience

and Expertise

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Get Recommended

Three easy steps to build your brand

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Your Profile: The best profiles are complete & dynamic1

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Profile: A photo and headline help make a great first impression

Develop a headline as your professional tagline

Adding a photo makes your profile 7x more likely to be viewed

Customize your URL for easy access

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Profile: A place to showcase your goals & accomplishments

The summary is your elevator pitch: Describe your skills, what you’re passionate about, and what you’re looking for

*Hint: Keywords matter!

Tell people where you’re coming from & what you’ve accomplished

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41% of Hiring Managers consider volunteer experience equally as valuable as professional experience

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Profile: Don’t forget to include your volunteer experience!2

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Profile: Get endorsed for your skills & expertise

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Adding skills and expertise also helps you show up in relevant searches!

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Profile: Ask for recommendations that add credibility and flavor

Tips for getting strong recommendations:

Make a soft ‘ask’ of former professors, colleagues, clients

Remind them of your past projects and accomplishments

Recommendations should showcase a diverse set of skills & strengths

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Build and Leverage Your Network

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Add Your Current

Contacts (>50!)

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Make New Connections

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Get Into the Conversation

Build your network strategically

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Network: Add your current contacts as your foundational network1

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Network: Check out the people you may know who are already on LinkedIn2

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Network: Request introductions to second degree connections2

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Engage: Follow companies to get real-time updates -- and on their radar3

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Engage: Get access to new communities by joining groups & following influencers3

If you’re not sure which Influencers to follow click on “All Channels”. You can choose who you want to follow based on categories like “Social Impact” or “Big Ideas & Innovation.”

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Engage: Get into the conversation by sharing and commenting on interesting content

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Find & Apply for Your Dream Job

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Find Open Opportunities

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Apply for a Job

Use your network to be an informed, connected candidate

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Learn More

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Jobs: Find the right opportunities for you with advanced search1

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Jobs: Get an inside edge by leveraging your connections2

70% of jobs come through networking

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Jobs: Apply easily online3

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Create a complete profile

Connect with at least 50 contacts

Are you ready? Here’s your checklist!

Follow at least 3 Company Pages, 3 Groups and 3 Influencers

Allocate 5-10 minutes a day to scroll through, share and comment on content on your Homepage

Search for and save interesting job postings

Apply for a job online!

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Peace Corps and LinkedIn

# of LinkedIn Members who have Peace Corps on their profile:

# who live in bay Area:

# who have signaled they want to join a nonprofit board or do skilled volunteer:

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