Sept 16 2009 Snec Pmi Optimizing Your Linked In Profile

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  • 1. Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile to Secure Your Next Position Joe Devine, PartnerBridge Technical Solutions

2.

  • Why LinkedIn?
  • Optimizing Your Profile
  • Connections
  • Recommendations
  • Companies
  • Searching
  • Groups
  • Answers

3. Why LinkedIn?

  • 45,000,000 LinkedIn Users
  • All 500 of the Fortune 500
  • Over 195K Recruiters
  • To Find, Be Found and to gain valuable information.
  • Network

4. Optimizing Your Profile

  • Headline
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Status
  • Summary/Specialties
  • Website Links
  • Photo
  • Vanity URL
  • Interests
  • Awards, Honors, etc.
  • Applications

5. 6. Connections

  • Determine your Connection Strategy
    • Closed
    • Flexible
    • Wide Open
  • Make Connections
  • Display Your Connections
  • Review Your Connections Periodically

7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Recommendations

  • Great way to establish that you are trusted and trusting.
  • Give and receive!
  • You have control!
  • Are You a Service Provider?

14. Searching

  • Companies
  • People
  • Jobs

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Groups

  • 387,085 LinkedIn Groups
  • Typically easy to Join
  • Some Common Thread
    • Industry, Geography, Skills, Job Title, Company, Interest
  • Most include:
    • Discussion, News, Jobs, Members, Updates, My Settings, Some have Sub-Groups
  • Form Your Own

22. 23. Project Management Groups 24. Business Analyst Groups 25. 26. 27. 28. Other ideas

  • Profile updates
  • Contact Settings
  • Introductions
  • Improve your Visibility
  • Problems?
  • Bottom Line You must make it yours!

29. References

  • Jason Alba;Im on LinkedIn, Now What???
  • Joel Elad;LinkedIn for Dummies
  • Steven Tylock;The LinkedIn Personal Trainer
  • Guy Kawasaki blog post "10 Ways to Use LinkedIn
  • Patrice-Anne Rutledge;Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn

30. Cupcakes? Not!

  • Amy McDermott; Recruiter and Manages our Outreach Efforts
  • Kristi Brewster; Sr. Recruiter and Manages our Business Analyst Practice Area
  • Jon Samolis; Recruiter andManages our Project Management Practice Area
  • Joe Devine; Partner and Presenter