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LinkedIn and the Job Search. Using Social Networking as Another Tool to Find a Job. How Can LinkedIn Help?. Recruiters and companies are using LinkedIn as a key tool to identify candidates LinkedIn is an effective way to “get the word out” about you

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Linkedin and the job search

LinkedIn and the Job Search

Using Social Networking as Another Tool to Find a Job

STANLEY WITKOW ASSOCIATES

Innovative Transition Management and Planning


How can linkedin help

How Can LinkedIn Help?

  • Recruiters and companies are using LinkedIn as a key tool to identify candidates

  • LinkedIn is an effective way to “get the word out” about you

    • You can “broadcast” information about yourself

    • Effective way to keep people updated on your status

  • Job Listings

  • On-line networking

STANLEY WITKOW ASSOCIATES

Innovative Transition Management and Planning


How do i use linkedin

How Do I Use LinkedIn?

  • Create a profile

    • Basic information, including current activities, employment history and education

    • A “summary” section which allows you to include relevant information; this could be a place to insert your resume

    • Links to websites or blogs

    • Update section to post latest happenings

    • Include your LinkedIn profile on marketing materials

STANLEY WITKOW ASSOCIATES

Innovative Transition Management and Planning


Complete your profile

Complete Your Profile

  • In order to move up the “search” ladder, your profile must be complete

    • You need a photograph

    • You need 3 recommendations

STANLEY WITKOW ASSOCIATES

Innovative Transition Management and Planning


Some advanced profile features

Some Advanced Profile Features

  • Post documents—such as resumes, articles you’ve written

    • Boxnet.com sends you an e-mail when somebody downloads your attachment

  • Blog Link allows you to connect your blog to LinkedIn

  • SlideShare allows you to post PowerPoint presentations

STANLEY WITKOW ASSOCIATES

Innovative Transition Management and Planning


Using linkedin

Using LinkedIn

  • Make connections!

    • Invite people you know through the “Add Connections” button

    • Invite people you find through LinkedIn searches

    • Get “introduced” through your connections

    • Join groups to get connections

STANLEY WITKOW ASSOCIATES

Innovative Transition Management and Planning


Building a reputation

Building a Reputation

  • Use LinkedIn’s Question & Answer feature

    • Ask a question to provoke a discussion or get attention

    • Answer questions to become a LinkedIn expert

STANLEY WITKOW ASSOCIATES

Innovative Transition Management and Planning


Searching on linkedin

Searching on LinkedIn

  • Search for open positions

  • Search for people

  • Search companies

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Innovative Transition Management and Planning


Do s and don ts

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Don’t treat LinkedIn like Facebook

  • Be selective about who you contact, and whose invitations you accept

    • Quantity vs quality

    • Periodically review your contacts—and remove those that you don’t remember!

  • People read your LinkedIn profile, so be careful

STANLEY WITKOW ASSOCIATES

Innovative Transition Management and Planning


What linkedin is not

What LinkedIn Is Not

LinkedIn is not a substitute for getting out there, meeting people and making face-to-face connections.

There is no on-line substitute for sharing a cup of coffee

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Innovative Transition Management and Planning


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