Leveraging Linkedin for Job Search

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  • 1. Leveraging LinkedInBryan ChaneyGlobal Social Media Leader AonSocial Media Breakfast Austin President
  • 2. Why LinkedIn? As the competition to grow business and revenue heats up, it is more important than ever to attract and engage prospects through our online networks. With LinkedIn, you can: Connect with others in your industry to network & exchange knowledge & ideas Create & control your online identity (try Googling yourself) Stay in touch with colleagues & friends Share your opportunities with high-quality prospects5
  • 3. What does a Connection get me? Its about the people and companies connected to your network. Engaging just one person in conversation, or getting them to share with their network, gets you exposure to an average of 9,000 more people. If you just broadcast whats in it for you, how many people does that yield?
  • 4. Quick LinkedIn 101 Homepage This is your professional dashboard. View updates from your network, get suggestions on people you may know, view your network statistics, browse through upcoming events and more Profile How you represent yourself online. Represents your past & current professional accomplishments/activities Groups Start or join a conversation in a wide array of niche groups Groups are a great place to engage with prospects and share job information Company pages Like a Profile, but for a company instead of an individual Every time we post an update or job on LinkedIn, all followers are notified!8
  • 5. Optimize your profile Include your photo Write a headline/title Update your status regularly Include links to your company website and/or company profile Discuss your expertise and role under Summary and Experience Have fun and be creative!9
  • 6. Build your network Add connections that will increase your search reach and help you stay informed of your colleagues, customers, and industry updates. Import your Webmail, Outlook, or Yahoo address book to quickly find contacts you know that are already on LinkedIn you can invite to join your network. Reconnect with colleagues and classmates quickly. Use the People You May Know feature to find other professionals to connect with.10
  • 7. Join LinkedIn Groups To search for groups, use the drop-down menuYou can filter search results here11
  • 8. LinkedIn Groups Examples12
  • 9. Communicating Invitation (free) Request to Add to network networks. Connect with colleagues, classmates, business partners, friends or groups. Introduction (free) Message filtered through a trusted mutual 1st degree connection. Your connections will be listed and you can include introduction information you wish to share. Inmail (paid feature) A direct message to a non 1st degree or group connection. Invite to Connect Request Introduction13
  • 10. There are many ways to share LinkedIn network This will be displayed on your profile update. Facebook and Twitter You can link both accounts to your LinkedIn profile and share with your extended social networks LinkedIn group(s) This will go to any group you are a member of. It will appear in the Jobs tab of the group. Forward to individuals Add up to 10 people whom you are connected with. Click Share when done!14
  • 11. Other ways to shareWhen you share, that activity is displayed on: Your connections Home pages Your Profile page Your activity appears on your Profile page, under Activity Your activity also appears on your connections Home page, under Updates15
  • 12. Additional Tips You can adjust your privacy settings to whatever you are comfortable with. Simply go under Settings to access this dashboard. The more you put into LinkedIn, the more you will get out of it. Using LinkedIn is not only acceptable during work hours, but highly encouraged when networking, prospecting and recruiting. Contact me any time with questions. Bryan Chaney talentbrand@gmail.com 512.230.736216