LinkedIn Basics & Best Practices

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LinkedIn is an important social media tool for the 21st century. Learn about creating your profile and incorporating the best elements into your social media strategy.



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Bruce A. BennettCareer Coach Corner

#Introduction & Overview for session Introduction Media & Marketing Research Career Networking Groups JPL, CLPL, NTS, Harper College McHenry County Workforce Network Volunteer LinkedIn Workshop Presenter at Harper College WorkNet Center Overview LinkedIn Settings Navigation tabs Best practices Editing & building your profile Let's Get Started#Notes & Goals for session General Notes for Today My contact info is on last page Workshop is interactive Red Arrows Parking lot Best Practice

Goals Personalize Branding Best Practices Suggested Activities

#LinkedIn - What is it & Why use it?Over 225 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities

Virtual Resume Business Social Networking Site Create an Internet Presence Research Individual or Company Norm Galvin at InsightsNow Corina Eliason at ForeSee Find Employment Opportunities#LinkedIn Network Activity & Settings

#LinkedIn Settings 4 Tabs

#LinkedIn Navigation Tab - Profile

#LinkedIn Navigation Tab - Contacts

#LinkedIn Navigation Tab - Groups

#LinkedIn Navigation Tab - Jobs

#LinkedIn Navigation Tab - Inbox

#LinkedIn Navigation Tab - Inbox

#LinkedIn Navigation Tab - Companies

#LinkedIn Navigation Tab - News

#LinkedIn Navigation Tab - More

#LinkedIn Tab - More Help Center

#LinkedIn Tab - More - Skills

#LinkedIn Tab - More - Skills

#LinkedIn Best PracticesAll Star profile with photoHeadline descriptive and accurate, not titleSummary and specialties sectionUtilize Skills section and other key wordsRecommendations enhance your profileProvide activity updates & read connections updatesJoin Groups discussions & participationJobs create search agent & review saved searchesCompanies follow targets for changes Who Viewed Your Profile?

#Best Practice Headline & Activity

#Best Practice - Summary & Specialties

#Best Practice - Skills & Endorsements

#Best Practice - Group Participation

#Best Practice - Group Participation

#Best Practice - Follow Companies

#Best Practice - Job Search Agent

#Best Practice - Job Search Agent

#Best Practice - Job Search Agent

#Best Practice - Job Search Agent

#Best Practice - Network Activity

#Best Practice Whos Viewed You?

#Best Practice - Whos Viewed You?

#LinkedIn Profile Editing & Building

#LinkedIn Profile Editing & Building

#LinkedIn Profile Editing & Building

#LinkedIn Suggested Activities Who is viewing your profile? Read network activity from your connections Build your network of connections Join industry or specialty related LinkedIn groups Post activity update, e.g. reading a book, attending a seminar, trade show or conference Review Companies Followed updates Connections Review discussions in your LinkedIn Groups Jobs Endorsement Monday #Questions?

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