This is part of a series of presentations given at a BounceBack St Louis workshop in September 2010
Text of How to create your electronic resume using LinkedIn
1. How to create your electronic resume using LinkedIn By David Strom email@example.com
3. Presentations available http://slideshare.net/bouncebackstl 3
4. 4 Who is David Strom?
5. 5 Agenda Ways to beef up your profile Dos and donts List all of your positions Make sure people can contact you How to grow your network Ask for recommendations Privacy and visibility issues
6. 6 Why bother The new Parachute Typical business uses What happens if you dont join It isnt just for job seekers Start small and develop experience and learn by using more of its features
7. Too many choices! 7
8. 8 Your profile What is in a name -- header, email identity, and photo Status updates
9. What to include in your headline Photo Email address A concise way to describe yourself as part of your name (computer networking consultant) 9
10. Sample header files 10
11. 11 My header
12. 12 Ways to show your name Nancy Shoup, MBA Nancy Shoup, ace project manager Nancy Shoup, project manager maven Nancy Shoup, project manager professional
13. 13 Dos Make sure they are people you can visualize in your mind or have some memory Do check LinkedIn daily Make sure you have your settings the way you intended Constantly cultivate and feed your network
14. 14 Donts Dont send out mass invites to more than 30 people at once Dont put non-professional items in your status updates Dont obsess about the number of connections and build slowly over time Dont just get started on the site two weeks before you are changing jobs Dont worry too much about using InMail
16. List ALL of your positions Both paid and volunteer, part-time and full-time! And get recommendations from as many as possible 16
18. Make sure people can contact you Under edit contact settings 18
20. 20 How to grow your network Sending out invites Accepting requests
21. 21 Criteria for adding people
22. 22 Now lets add them!
23. 23 Export from email address book
24. 24 Be choosey!
25. 25 Forwarding requests
26. 26 Recommendations But I dont know anyone! Part time jobs Family friends, neighbors, other adults who know you well can be a good substitute
27. 27 Recommendations
29. Claim a Public Profile URL 29
30. My business card 30
31. 31 Privacy and visibility
32. 32 Facebook marriage
33. 33 Do you want your connections visible? Visit this setting first!
34. 34 What is the difference?
35. 35 Different types of contacts
36. 36 Making your contact info visible In Profile/edit contacts:
37. 37 Profile updates announced
38. 38 Status info visible to contacts
39. 39 Public profile
42. 42 Should you pay for it?
43. 43 Finally: make it a daily habit For new job postings on your groups For new connections with your network To tweak your profile and update your job history To update your status with noteworthy activities, meetings, or plans
44. 44 Good luck with your networking! David Strom (310) 857-6867 firstname.lastname@example.org http://strominator.com http://webinformant.tv Slides available: http://slideshare.net/davidstrom