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  1. 1. Presented by Byung C. Oh www.linkedin.com/in/byungoh Career Resource Developer Humber College
  2. 2. People get jobs through other people not computers 60% of jobs come from NETWORKING Networking can be scary, but its much easier now with social networking Its not WHAT you know but WHO you know Presented by @byungoh
  3. 3. Most companies (88%) in Canada use Social Professional Networking for recruiting Source: LinkedIn Canada 93% of recruiters are likely to look at a candidates social profile Source: Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey Results 2014 Presented by @byungoh
  4. 4. Is your online profile ready for social recruiting? Presented by @byungoh
  5. 5. Company Profile The site officially launched on May 5, 2003. LinkedIn has U.S. offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Omaha, San Francisco, Sunnyvale and Washington D.C. International LinkedIn offices are located in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Barcelona, Beijing, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, New Delhi, Paris, Perth, So Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney,Tokyo and Toronto. LinkedIn is currently available in 24 languages: Arabic, English, Simplified Chinese,Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish,Tagalog,Thai and Turkish. Presented by @byungoh
  6. 6. Worldwide Membership LinkedIn operates the worlds largest professional network on the Internet with more than 364 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate of more than two new members per second. There are over 39 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn.They are LinkedIn's fastest-growing demographic. Presented by @byungoh
  7. 7. LinkedIn Facts and Stats 25 million LinkedIn profiles are viewed every day. 1 in 3 professionals on the planet are on LinkedIn. You can increase your LinkedIn views by 11 times by including a photo. You can increase your LinkedIn views by 13 times by listing skills on your profile. 56/44 male and female ratio. Average age of LinkedIn user: 44.2 years old. 80% of LinkedIn users are passive job seekers. Most overused LinkedIn profile word of 2014: "Motivated" (Responsible, 2013; Creative, 2012). 94% of recruiters are using LinkedIn for hiring. Presented by @byungoh
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  9. 9. [5 golden rules of professional LinkedIn profile] 1. Professional Profile Photo 2. Headline with area of career ambitions 3. Key-word rich Summary and specialties 4. Claim your custom LinkedIn Address 5. Request Recommendation Presented by @byungoh
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  11. 11. Picture Professional outfit Friendly/Approachable SMILE Headline Your definition of your professional Display your passion/area of expertise Presented by @byungoh
  12. 12. Mandatory sections: SUMMARY EXPERIENCE EDUCATION Recommended sections: PROJECT VOLUNTEER CERTIFICATIONS SKILLS LANGUAGES Presented by @byungoh
  13. 13. KEYWORDS Without keywords, your profile is simply invisible. Your resume and your profile need to reflect your skills and experiences using keywords. Where to get the keywords? Check the job postings & find the relevant/industry leading keywords On Linkedin, include keywords within Summary & Experience As an active job seeker, consider the following keywords "looking for",willing to relocate or "in search of" as obvious job seeking action words Presented by @byungoh
  14. 14. Connection Friends/Family Alumni Professional groups Industry leaders Company employees Presented by @byungoh
  15. 15. Recommendation Its an instant reference check Get it from your previous; managers, co-workers, clients, partners, professors Endorsement Another way to demonstrate your expertise Presented by @byungoh
  16. 16. On your rsum Dont forget to add your customized LinkedIn address on your rsum Presented by @byungoh