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Welcome Talent Canada | Refugee Training

LinkedIn For Good provides training content for newcomers and refugees on how to best leverage LinkedIn's platform to find employment, grow a network, and find a mentor.

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Welcome Talent Canada | Refugee Training

  1. 1. Connect to Opportunity with LinkedIn
  2. 2. 3 Today’s agenda What is LinkedIn? How can LinkedIn help you in your job search? Step 1: Build your LinkedIn profile Step 2: Build your personal network Step 3: Apply for jobs via LinkedIn
  3. 3. 4 After this workshop, our goal is for you to:  Create a LinkedIn profile  Understand how LinkedIn can help you build your network in Canada  Feel confident in your ability to leverage LinkedIn in your job search Today’s objective
  4. 4. 5 Members across the globe LinkedIn is the social media platform for your professional self 450M+
  5. 5. Our vision: create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce A set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something A chance for employment or promotion op·por·tu·ni·ty noun
  6. 6. LinkedIn is a social media platform for your professional self 7 What is LinkedIn? People define who they are, including:  Work history  Education and qualifications  Skills People connect with one another to:  Stay in touch  Build contacts in their industry  Find new jobs and other opportunities Organizations use LinkedIn to:  Find and hire people to work for them  Market their businesses and services
  8. 8. You already have the tools to build a great career in Canada! 9 The good news Career Education WorkGoals Interests Values Skills
  9. 9. Getting started on LinkedIn
  10. 10. 11 Get started at
  11. 11. 12 Add your new country and postal code
  12. 12. 13 Add your most recent job experience
  13. 13. 14 Choose your adventure: find a job!
  14. 14. 15 Import your email contacts to find people you know
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  17. 17. Step 1: Build your LinkedIn profile
  18. 18. 19 Time to build your profile! 1. Add a photo 2. Write a headline 3. Write a summary 4. Add your work experience 5. Add your education 6. Add skills and areas of expertise 7. Add volunteer experience
  19. 19. Add a professional photo 1 More views with a profile photo than without 14x Source: 20
  20. 20. Write an attention- grabbing headline 2 Explain what it is you do, and/or what you want to do! Show your passions and interests.
  21. 21. 22 Your LinkedIn profile is not a resume
  22. 22. 23 Add relevant sections to display your experiences
  23. 23. Write a compelling summary This is your story or your Elevator Pitch. Reference some of what you have done, some of what you are doing now, but focus on your future potential and aspirations. Keep it concise; no more than 2 paragraphs. 24 3
  24. 24. Detail your experience 4 Definitely include all past jobs, including part- time jobs and professional work experience Keep the description concise: What did you achieve, deliver, learn? 25
  25. 25. Detail your education 5 Enter your school(s) and the dates you attended Ignore the “Degree” field if not relevant 26
  26. 26. Add skills and get endorsed 27 What are your areas of expertise? 6 Other examples:  Sales  Photography  Cooking  Customer Service  Childcare  Internet technology  International development  Cross-cultural relations
  27. 27. Ask for recommendations that add credibility and flavor Tips for getting strong recommendations: Ask former professors, colleagues, clients Remind them of your past projects and accomplishments Recommendations should showcase a diverse set of skills & strengths 28
  28. 28. 29 Complete as many sections as you can!
  29. 29. Step 2: Build your network on LinkedIn
  30. 30. Start with the people you already know! 31 Your LinkedIn “network”
  31. 31. 32 Build your network on LinkedIn Check out the My Network tab to build your network and find People You May Know.
  32. 32. Generally, it’s best to only connect with people who you actually know. 33 How to connect with someone you’ve just met
  33. 33. Find Groups related to your interests, organizations, or affiliations 34 Join Groups to build your network
  34. 34. Connect with the professionals you met today! 35 Join the Welcome Talent Canada Group
  35. 35. Step 3: Apply for jobs on LinkedIn
  36. 36. 37 Finding jobs on LinkedIn
  37. 37. 38 Setting up your job preferences
  38. 38. 39 See jobs based on your experience and your preferences
  39. 39. It’s optional, but you can also attach your resume here. 40 Apply to jobs with your LinkedIn profile Select your email address
  40. 40. You’re ready to use LinkedIn!
  41. 41. 42 Do you…  Understand how LinkedIn can help you build your network in Canada?  Know how to create your LinkedIn profile?  Feel confident in your ability to leverage LinkedIn in your job search? Checking in
  42. 42. ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.©2014 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.