LinkedIn Tips & Tricks 5.2

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LINKEDIN TIPS & TRICKS 5.1 WHO ARE YO U? Becky Berry, CPCC Career Coach http://beckyberrycoach .com

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  • LinkedInWhy do I need to be on LinkedIn?

    Do I need to be on LinkedIn if Im not looking for a job?

    Whats LinkedIn going to do for me?

  • LinkedIn97% of recruiters use LinkedIn to locate candidates.

    89% of recruiters hired someone through LinkedIn.

    73 % of 18-34 year olds found their jobs through social media.

    13% 18-34 year olds are on LinkedIn.

    30% of Google searches are employment related if you set your LI profile up correctly, you will be found in a Google search.

  • LinkedInHave your best face forward all the time. Who knows what opportunities are out there?

    Be ready for new opportunities.

    Keep your LinkedIn profile fresh and up-to-date (yes, including your head shot), so youre always ready.

  • LinkedInQuerying LinkedIn job search for

    systems engineer returned 61,000+ results.

    software engineer returned 129,901+ results.

    java returned 51,o00+ results.

    project management returned 239,500+ results.

    programmer returned 60,500+ results.

  • LinkedInHow do recruiters and hiring authorities find you?5 most important recruiter searchable fields on your profile:Location TitleCompanyIndustryKeywords

  • LinkedIn1 Turn off your activity broadcasts

    2 Make sure your name is spelled correctly, is in the correct order, and can be found. If you have an unconventional name, put the conventional spelling in parens after it. For example, Vikki (Victoria) Jones. If someone searches for Victoria, they wont find Vikki (or Torrie)!Lets get started on your profile!

  • LinkedIn3 Last name. Your last name is your last name. However, you can also use that field to append any certifications you have that you feel recruiters might look for. For example, if Vikki Jones has an MBA, she could enter Jones MBA as her last name. Recruiter searches for MBA will pick up the MBA in the last name field! Dont go overboard on this. PMP, MBA, CSM are some of the hot certifications.

  • LinkedIn4 Headline. Your headline is 200 characters long. This is where you start building your keywords into your profile.Headline and key words marketing your brandHow do you figure out what keywords to use?Choose keywords that match the job or career youre looking for.

    Put your current job title and company in your headline make sure you use the common term for your title. Job title is a key search field for recruiters!

  • LinkedInHeadline and key words marketing your brandIf you know people in your same position, look for them on LinkedIn, and see how they list their titles.

    You can search for jobs with your job title and see what comes up is there another way your job title is expressed?

    Search for the other job title and see which gets more hits.

  • LinkedInHeadline and key words marketing your brandSearch for jobs that you are interested in.

    Read the postings for key words in each job description (across several postings).

    Do any of those key words apply to you? Put them in your headline!

  • LinkedInYour summary2000 characters to describe the authentic you.

    This is not a rsum write in 1st person.

    Talk about what sets you apart from the other 107MM LinkedIn users in the US!

  • LinkedInMarket your personal brandBranding statement formula:Heres what I love to do; Heres how I use it to solve problems; Heres how I want to use it going forward (or how Im using it where I am now).

    Love your company and want people to know it? Write about why you chose to work there work environment, your impact on the company, how it lets you use your best talent, how it allows you to grow and learn.

  • LinkedInUse consistent set of key words through your profile.

    Use key words that indicate your job functions not just the job title.

    Stick to a core group of key words increases your ranking in searches (both for recruiters and other people who are looking).Market your personal brand

  • LinkedInOther tips and tricksNo graduation dates if youre worried about ageism.

    Taken classes at other colleges? List them.

    Work for a subsidiary of a conglomerate, like GE? Research to see how others on LinkedIn are listing their subsidiarys name.

    Recruiter search on GE Healthcare returns thousands of people, search on General Electric Healthcare returns hundreds.

  • LinkedInOther tips and tricksInclude clubs, sororities, sports, band, whatever honors and activities. Even if it was back in the day! Broadens your search reach. Also gives you more ways to connect with people.

    Include awards and projects in your job description. Recruiters dont always see the rewards and projects fields.

  • LinkedInUsing LinkedIn to networkMore connections make you more visible, show up on more searches.

    Dont have to connect to everyone who asks to connect. Dont know them? Look them up.

    Create your own personalized letter, tell person why youd like to connect.

    Touch on anything you have in common interest in the company, a friend works there, you went to the same college, whatever.

  • LinkedInLinkedIn Groups: #1 way to grow your networkFind out about a new industry or career by joining groups.

    Search for groups based on interests, job titles, companies, and industry.

    Be active in your groups to raise your profile to people in your group and recruiters. This also grows your network. You never know when a company might be looking for someone.

  • LinkedInUsing LinkedIn to research careers and jobsSave your LinkedIn job searches.

    Receive alerts from your saved job searches.

    Search for jobs by job titles, companies, people who work in certain companies.

    Research a company through your connections in the company or their connections!

  • LinkedInUsing LinkedIn groups for researchFind out about a new industry or career by joining groups.

    Search for groups based on interests, job titles, companies, and industry.

    Be active in your groups to raise your profile to recruiters and to people in your group. You never know when a company might be looking for someone.

  • LinkedInDevelop a LinkedIn practiceSpend 10 minutes every couple of days on LinkedIn.

    Post articles to your groups and to people you are trying to connect or meet with.

    Comment on articles that are posted in your groups so people will begin to know who you are.

    Connect to everyone you can think of you never know who someone else knows OR where theyve worked.

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