Overview on how to strengthen your profile, grow your network and find a job on LinkedIn.
Text of Peace Corps training at job fair on how to use LinkedIn
Top 3 Tips For Job Seekers
What is LinkedIn? 300M+Members across the globe LinkedIn is the worlds largest professional network 86% of Fortune 100 companies use LinkedIn Talent Solutions to hire
Strengthen Your Professional Brand Build & Leverage Your Network Find & Apply for Your Dream Job Top 3 Tips for Job Seekers 3
Strengthen Your Professional Brand
5 1 Optimize Your Profile 2 Highlight Your Experience and Expertise 3 Get Recommended Three easy steps to build your brand
6 Your Profile: The best profiles are complete & dynamic
7 Profile: Aphoto and headline help make a great first impression Develop a headline as your professional tagline Adding a photo makes your profile 7x more likely to be viewed Customize your URL for easy access
8 Profile:Aplace to showcase your goals & accomplishments The summary is your elevator pitch: Describe your skills, what youre passionate about, and what youre looking for *Hint: Keywords matter! Tell people where youre coming from & what youve accomplished
41% of Hiring Managers consider volunteer experience equally as valuable as professional experience 9 Profile: Dont forget to include your volunteer experience!
Profile: Get endorsed for your skills & expertise 10 Adding skills and expertise also helps you show up in relevant searches!
Profile: Ask for recommendations that add credibility and flavor Tips for getting strong recommendations: Make a soft ask of former professors, colleagues, clients Remind them of your past projects and accomplishments Recommendations should showcase a diverse set of skills & strengths 11
Build and Leverage Your Network
13 1 Add Your Current Contacts (>50!) 2 Make New Connections 3 Get Into the Conversation Build your network strategically
14 Network:Add your current contacts as your foundational network
15 Network: Check out the people you may know who are already on LinkedIn
16 Network: Request introductions to second degree connections
17 Engage: Follow companies to get real-time updates -- and on their radar
18 Engage: Get access to new communities by joining groups & following influencers If youre not sure which Influencers to follow click on All Channels. You can choose who you want to follow based on categories like Social Impact or Big Ideas & Innovation.
Engage: Get into the conversation by sharing and commenting on interesting content 19
Find & Apply for Your Dream Job
21 1 Find Open Opportunities 3 Apply for a Job Use your network to be an informed, connected candidate 2 Learn More
22 Jobs: Find the right opportunities for you with advanced search
23 Jobs: Get an inside edge by leveraging your connections 70% of jobs come through networking
24 Jobs:Apply easily online
Create a complete profile Connect with at least 50 contacts Are you ready? Heres your checklist! Follow at least 3 Company Pages, 3 Groups and 3 Influencers Allocate 5-10 minutes a day to scroll through, share and comment on content on your Homepage Search for and save interesting job postings Apply for a job online! 25
Peace Corps and LinkedIn # of LinkedIn Members who have Peace Corps on their profile: # who live in bay Area: # who have signaled they want to join a nonprofit board or do skilled volunteer: