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A short presentation on Linkedin for the Professional Women at British Chamber of Commerce Indonesia.

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Linkedin for career and job search

  1. 1. Linkedin for Career (Job Search) By: Poonam Sagar id.linkedin.com/in/poonam/
  2. 2. Agenda • • • • • LinkedIn 101 Getting Started Job Search on Linkedin Best Practices Questions
  3. 3. I. LinkedIn 101
  4. 4. Who Uses LinkedIn? 3 new members per second Over 225 million professionals 3 million+ company profiles Fortune 500 companies represented 1.2 million groups 4.2 billion professional searches
  5. 5. How LinkedIn Helps You       Largest professional online network Create an online presence LinkedIn = meaningful connections Research companies Find job openings, Connect with professionals & groups
  6. 6. II. Getting Started
  7. 7. Steps to Success on Linkedin Optimize 1. Custom URL 2. Leverage 100% Profile Completeness 3. Groups & Associations 4. Recommendations 5. Relevant Connections 1. Proactively use to network 2. Find secondary connections 3. Help others
  8. 8. Basic will do the job
  9. 9. The 5 Golden Rules of LinkedIn Profiles 1. Professional photo 2. Descriptive headline 3. Keyword-rich summary 4. Inclusion of volunteer activities, work experience and interests 5. Recommendations and endorsements
  10. 10. Complete Your Profile 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Atleast 50 connections Profile photograph 100 words summary Education and Skills Work Experience Interests
  11. 11. Headline Vanity URL Status Update
  12. 12. Keyword Rich Summary Skills
  13. 13. Get Recommended The #1 action you can take to build credibility.
  14. 14. Add All Relevant, Professional Connections Ask: •Do I know this person in a professional context? •Would I be comfortable asking them to coffee? •Would I be comfortable helping them? •Don’t be afraid to click “ignore”.
  15. 15. Leverage Communication 1. 2. 3. 4. Send personalized invitations Respond to connection requests with relevant info. Post status updates 2-4 times a week Engage with your connections
  16. 16. III. Leverage Linkedin
  17. 17. Career Growth and Job Search 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Get Noticed: Enhance your online image Get Connected: Leverage and expand your network Learn from role models Get Inside Access: Maximize Job Seeker Premium Get Opportunities: Find and land your dream job
  18. 18. Strong profile headlines Strong profile headlines Summary Statement wording Summary Statement wording Employers to research Employers to research LinkedIn Groups to join LinkedIn Groups to join Connections and other role model Connections and other role mode
  19. 19. Job Search Start here
  20. 20. Visit Job Seeker Resources Page
  21. 21. IV. Best Practices
  22. 22. 5 Best Practices 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Be Smart: Implement the “no-brainers” Be Found: Think like a recruiter Be Top-of-Mind: Increase your visibility Be an Insider: Make the most of your connections Be Savvy: Overcome specific challenges
  23. 23. Action Steps Step 1: Create a list of target companies  Reach out to a connection Step 2: Determine specific position(s) to target  Find insiders  Request introductions Step 3: State your intention  Request info / pitch a sale  Apply for the job(s)! Step 4: Follow up
  24. 24. Possible Challenges Challenge #1:  “I don’t want my current employer to know I’m job hunting.”  Change your contact settings  Alter your badge settings  Hide your activity broadcasts Challenge #2  Explaining long-term unemployment  Explaining other gaps  Highlight volunteer work Challenge #3  Explain your career change in your headline  Explain your career change in your summary  Participate in new LinkedIn Groups  Engage your network
  25. 25. Questions?

A short presentation on Linkedin for the Professional Women at British Chamber of Commerce Indonesia.

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