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Are You LinkedIn

Are You LinkedIn

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Published by Urvi Mehta
Presentation on Getting Started with LinkedIn
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Published by: Urvi Mehta on Feb 24, 2009
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Are You

Presented By: Urvi Mehta www.linkedin.com/in/urvimehta

What is LinkedIn?
Business oriented social networking site founded in Dec 2002 and launched in May 2003 mainly used for professional networking As of Feb 2009, it has more than 35 millions registered users, spanning 170 industries Serious about Business

Why LinkedIn
Build Your professional network Stay in touch with your connections Find job opportunities Grow relationships Build authority Detect leads and opportunities

How is LinkedIn different
Connections are Controlled Easy to Use Few Applications No Multi-media

Getting Started
Upload a Good Photo Complete Your Entire Profile, Including Previous Jobs Use Keywords Liberally in Your Profile Link to Websites using Keywords

Your Profile
Have a clear headline Update your status

Share as many relevant positions and experience on your public profile

Get recommended Add relevant links
Have your name in your profile URL for Google

LinkedIn Contacts

Network Statistics

Invite Contacts
Invite Anyone You Meet in a Business Setting Use Custom Text in Your Intro, Unless You Know the Person Well

Adding Connections

Finding Connections
LinkedIn Search
Name Company Location Keyword

Browse Connections Invite Contacts from Email

Connections Profile
What they are up to Monitor and respond if relevant Learn from their current and past functions, projects and expertise Who recommended them? On what type of projects? Check their network

Connections Profile

LinkedIn Search
People Jobs Answers Inbox Groups

Advanced Search

Searching Contacts
Search Relevant Contacts by conducting detailed searches Save Searches
Email results to you weekly

Check connections and groups you have in common; check their profile for expertise and recommendations Use INmail (payed) or get introduced (free)

LinkedIn Recommendations
Liberally Provide and Request Recommendations
Use Custom Invite Text Provide some guidance to reviewer on possible themes/keywords

LinkedIn Groups
Join Groups and Participate
Meet People Through Group Discussions, Members List

Great way to build your network Create your Own Group Check Your connections groups and subscribe to those

Types of Groups on LinkedIn
Types of Groups
Alumni Associations Community Organizations Industries Professional Certifications Software Programs Geography

Group Discussions
Check what your contacts post and interact/react/discuss/suggest Jump in and Share you experience

What are LinkedIn Answers?
Started in Jan 2007 Users can ask and answer questions in their network Social Community Aspect of LinkedIn Many categories

Example of LinkedIn Answers

Why Use LinkedIn Answers?
Establish and maintain your personal brand by being a subject matter expert Add value to the LI community Share free advice regarding questions with a diverse professional network Meet other professionals with the same interests and experiences Discover potential networking contacts

Answer First
Answering questions before asking questions permit you to get to know common practices and protocol Search for and review answers in categories you wish to learn more about Determine how often you will search for questions in a category that you can provide valuable answers to.

LinkedIn Q/A’s Info…
You can select up to 200 of your 1st degree connections to email it to Free Members can ask 10 questions per month Premium members can ask 25 Each question is open to answers for 7 days

LinkedIn Messages
Send Message to 10 people at a time Don’t be spammy


LinkedIn Applications
My Travel Slideshare Presentations Box.net Files Company Buzz Google Presentation Huddle Workspace Wordpress

My Travel by TripIt
See where your network is traveling to and when you will be in the same city as your colleagues. Allows you to easily meet up at the next industry event or re-connect with old friends. Display your current location, upcoming trips and travel stats within your network.

Slideshare Presentations
Share your presentations with your colleagues and connections LinkedIn. View the presentations of all your connections, find experts for certain industries and topics, and share important presentations with your own connections and the rest of the LinkedIn network. You can reinforce your professional reputation by embedding SlideShare presentations in your LinkedIn profile to feature your portfolio and work.

Share your important data on LinkedIn. Collaborate, share, and exchange your important documents with your specific connections on LinkedIn. In addition to providing free storage and collaboration features, you can also feature key documents directly on your profile. Perfect to showcase your latest work, past deals, or portfolio.

Company Buzz
What are your customers saying about your company? Every second thousands of people are sending out messages about companies and industries on blogs, twitter, and across the internet. Company Buzz taps into this information for you, to find the relevant trends and comments about your company.

Google Presentations
Google presentations are a professional way to introduce yourself and your work. Add a presentation to your LinkedIn profile to showcase a recent talk or presentation, display a visual portfolio of your professional accomplishments, or introduce yourself to recruiters and professional contacts viewing your profile. Upload a Powerpoint file or use Google’s free online application to create your presentation, then post it to your profile for others to view.

Huddle Workspaces
Collaborate with any of your connections privately and securely. Instantly create a project and invite specific connections to join in and collaborate. Brainstorm, exchange ideas with discussion forums, and monitor your progress with RSS feeds. Allows you to directly co-edit your documents and spreadsheets and keeps track of the changes made as a team.

Blog: Wordpress Application
Connect your WordPress blog with LinkedIn Stay connected with your Linkedin network by syncing your WordPress blog posts with your LinkedIn profile. Once added you can select to filter your posts with a special LinkedIn tag in addition to displaying your personal WordPress icon.

LinkedIn Outlook Toolbar

LinkedIn Brower Toolbar

Final Thoughts
Stay in the know Get involved in Groups Create opportunities Start Connecting Build authority Keep your Profile Current Be found—Optimize your profile through Keywords Change your Public Profile to Your Name

Let’s Connect
To Stay connected with me:
My Blog – www.UrviMehta.com Facebook – http://profile.to/urvimehta Twitter – http://twitter.com/urvimehta LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/urvimehta

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