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LinkedIn Basics - Jefferson

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by Katie Damon on 10 February 2014

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Transcript of LinkedIn Basics - Jefferson

Why LinkedIn?
LinkedIn
Basics
Profile
List your past positions & education
Include a summary
Connections
Family
Friends
Coworkers
Classmates
Neighbors
Past bosses and coworkers
Contacts through other social networks
Family friends
Professional association members
Alumni of your graduate and undergraduate institutions
Members of your LinkedIn groups
Get the Job!
Need more help?
Visit LinkedIn's Learning Center for step-by-step user guides
http://learn.linkedin.com/
Get the Interview Using...
Reach out to your existing network for informational interviews...maybe you'll find out about unlisted opportunities
Contacts
Groups
Search Tool
Check the "Jobs" tab to see what members of the group have posted
Search for specific positions and companies to see who you and your contacts are connected to
YOU
Past Coworker
Hiring Manager
1st
2nd
Preparing for the Interview
Don't forget to reach out to the online connections you have made in your groups!
Find a connection at the company
Get the inside scoop by connecting with a current employee
Unlike , is for
professional networking only
Who is on LinkedIn?
Over 238 million professionals from around the world!
Are YOU
?
LinkedIn profiles are often the first search results on Google. Search for your name, and make sure what turns up is professional!
Start by listing your job title - make sure it is accurate and descriptive. Then pick a professional photo: a close headshot of you alone.
Request recommendations
from each employer
Two years of experience as a Registered Nurse. Provide care for pediatric patients in an acute setting. Experienced in ventilator care, wound care, and family education. CPR and AED certified.
(Similar to a professional summary for a resume)
An example:
You already have a professional network if you look in the right places!
Request introductions from your connections to grow your network, gain advice, and open doors to new opportunities.
Groups
University
Industries
Shared Interests
Professional Associations
Fraternities and Sororities
Honor Societies
Virtual connections can have a real world impact - join a group and become an "influential group member" by starting and joining discussions
75% of recruiters and employers will search for candidates using key words. Keep your summary and specialties updated so companies can find you!
Get a job...
Photo credit: affordableresumehelp.com
Search in groups for jobs posted by members
Update your profile and reach out to your network
Use the main jobs tab to search for opportunities
Over a million groups to chose from including...
If you don't have an account yet, sign up here:
www.linkedin.com
Research companies
News about the company
Information about company culture
Statistics about the company and its employees


(Don't forget to include volunteer and unpaid experiences!)
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=135587&trk=anet_ug_hm
Jefferson Career Center Network
Connect with us on social media:
Jefferson Career Center Network
@TJUCareerCenter
*Find Alumni Tab*
Don't forget to check your "Settings" tab!
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=52337492&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
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