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0 Social Networking Tools: A Quick Guide

MOHAMED AMIN EMBI

Centre of Academic Advancement Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2011

SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOL
- LINKEDIN What is a Linkedin?...…………………………………………………………….1 Benefits for students…………..………………………………………………....1 Benefits for teachers and school………………………………………………...2 Ways college students can benefit from Linkedin…...………………………......2 Getting started with Linkedin..……………………………………………...........3 References……………………………………………………………………......8

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WHAT IS LINKEDIN?

LINKEDIN

LinkedIn is a huge database of professionals. The standardized information entered by users such as “Profile Headline”, “Summary”, “Education”, “Company”, etc. categories allow us to pinpoint the person we are looking depending on specific factors. In short, LinkedIn is the place to find and be found (Neal Schaffer 2009).

BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS

The following are benefits of Linkedin to students: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Increased proficiency in technology. Increased exposure to diverse views. Development of communication skills. Increased ability to work on group projects. Many students already use these forms of technology, so they might be more engaged if learning if they are utilized. 6. Students can develop a positive image of themselves by putting best qualities out there. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Keeping in touch. Development of communication skills. Increased skill in technology. Increased exposure to varied views. Creativity.

Source:

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/7-ways-college-studentscan-benefit-linkedin

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BENEFITS FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL

The following are some benefits of using Linkedin for teachers and school: 1. Cheap and effective way to relay information to parents and get word out about school and events. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Can reach parents who are unable to come to school. Can form partnerships with schools in other states or countries. Collaborate with other teachers. Exchange lesson plans and information. Increased access to resources.

Source:

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/7-ways-college-studentscan-benefit-linkedin

WAYS COLLEGE STUDENTS CAN BENEFIT FROM LINKEDIN

The following are some ways college student can benefits from Linkedin: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Getting job email alerts. Connecting with professionals. Conducting company research. Getting recommendations. Letting companies find you. Connecting with other students. Landing international jobs.

Source:

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/7-ways-collegestudents-can-benefit-linkedin

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GETTING STARTED WITH LINKEDIN

STEP 1

Go to: http://www.linkedin.com/

STEP 2

Join Now/Sign up

If you don’t have LinkedIn account, you need to register and filling in the required information.

Then, click Join Now.

LinkedIn will send an email to your sign up email. Click link ‘Click here’ to confirm your email address.

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This window will appear, you need to click the ‘Confirm’ button’ and now you can start sign in your LinkedIn account.

Insert you email address and password. Then click ‘Sign in’.

STEP 3

Invite Friends

To invite friends and connect with the using LinkedIn, insert your friends’ email address here.

To invite friends and connect with the using LinkedIn, insert your friends’ email address here.

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STEP 4

Editing your Profile

To start edit your profile, click ‘Profile’ tab here.

Go to ‘Edit Profile’.

a) Adding profile photo

To add/change your photo profile, click ‘Add Photo’.

You also can post and share your update here.

Browse picture from your computer file. Click ‘Upload Photo’ button.

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You can share your profile to others LinkedIn members. You also can save and print it in pdf format.

You can check the percentages of your completeness profile. Click them to update.

STEP 5

Search & add network

Insert the name of the person you want to search in LinkedIn.

Or, you can search using advance searching version here.

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List of people search result Number of search result.

Choose and click at the person you want to add as a network.

Click here to your network.

Or, you can send an email before you add.

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REFERENCES What is LinkedIn and Why Should You Join? http://windmillnetworking.com/2009/08/26/what-is-linkedin-and-why-should-you-join/ [11 August 2011]

Teaching and Learning Resources / Social Networking. http://teachinglearningresources.pbworks.com/w/page/31012687/Social%20Networki ng [11 August 2011]

7 ways college students can benefit from Linkedin. 2011. http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/7-ways-college-students-can-benefitlinkedin [11 August 2011]