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Adding your work experience and education


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Up and Running with LinkedIn

with Richard Colback

Video: Adding your work experience and education

To add your work experience and education to your profile come across to the Profile and down to Edit. If we come down the screen, we have the option to Add a Position or edit the position that we added earlier. I am going to start out by editing this position and adding in a job description. I recommend focusing on the accomplishments rather than job duties. You can also add in a time period, you don't need to choose a month, but you should choose a year. If you currently working there, this box will ticked and you can select multiple companies you currently working at. As you can see. the logo for lynda.com has been taken from the company page and a link has been created that connects Roger's profile to that of lynda.com.
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  1. 16m 8s
    1. Welcome
      50s
    2. How we recorded this course
      2m 26s
    3. Overview of the updated interface
      26s
    4. Exploring the new home screen and navigation bar
      4m 9s
    5. Exploring the new contacts page
      4m 19s
    6. Using the new search dialog
      3m 58s
  2. 7m 19s
    1. Understanding LinkedIn
      2m 56s
    2. Considering account levels
      1m 44s
    3. Signing up with LinkedIn
      2m 39s
  3. 14m 42s
    1. Exploring the homepage
      2m 29s
    2. Profile: The Highlights and Summary sections
      2m 28s
    3. Profile: Reviewing work experience and education
      2m 30s
    4. Profile: Additional profile information
      1m 16s
    5. Understanding connections
      1m 42s
    6. Understanding groups
      1m 47s
    7. Looking at jobs and companies
      2m 30s
  4. 18m 9s
    1. Building your profile, starting with the highlights
      5m 3s
    2. The Personal Summary section
      1m 26s
    3. Adding your work experience and education
      2m 41s
    4. Joining groups
      2m 45s
    5. Understanding the difference between a public and private profile
      1m 39s
    6. Exploring the Skills and Expertise section
      2m 52s
    7. The Professional Gallery
      1m 43s
  5. 32m 5s
    1. Understanding why connecting is powerful
      4m 18s
    2. Selecting an appropriate networking approach: Open vs. closed
      3m 6s
    3. Reviewing connection settings
      4m 37s
    4. Accepting and sending invitations and messages
      3m 54s
    5. Connecting with people you might know
      1m 24s
    6. Recommending
      4m 1s
    7. Exploring endorsements
      3m 52s
    8. Connecting via groups
      2m 42s
    9. Looking at network statistics
      2m 27s
    10. Alumni groups
      1m 44s
  6. 8m 32s
    1. Finding appropriate groups
      2m 53s
    2. Joining groups and setting options
      3m 18s
    3. Following group etiquette
      2m 21s
  7. 14m 51s
    1. Deciding to start a group
      2m 1s
    2. Comparing public and private groups
      2m 18s
    3. Setting options for your group
      4m 13s
    4. Building your group membership
      2m 34s
    5. Managing your group
      3m 45s
  8. 23m 20s
    1. What to do when looking for jobs on LinkedIn
      2m 13s
    2. The Linkedin Jobs section
      4m 3s
    3. Finding job listings in groups
      2m 29s
    4. Following companies and getting job alerts
      3m 21s
    5. Using keywords in your profile for career development
      3m 43s
    6. Monitoring your network stats to know where to make adjustments
      2m 30s
    7. Using buttons, service provider listings, and paid options
      2m 4s
    8. Alumni groups and veterans listings
      2m 57s
  9. 3m 2s
    1. Engaging through group discussions and news
      3m 2s
  10. 9m 51s
    1. Completing your profile
      3m 30s
    2. Editing your profile to stay relevant
      2m 38s
    3. Managing your settings
      3m 43s
  11. 5m 33s
    1. Android
      3m 12s
    2. iPad
      2m 21s
  12. 1m 12s
    1. Next steps
      1m 12s

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Up and Running with LinkedIn
2h 34m Beginner Jan 30, 2013 Updated Jul 25, 2013

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Join author Richard Colback as he shows you how to get started with the world's largest professional networking site, LinkedIn. The course demonstrates how to build a profile that will get the attention of employers, recruiters, fellow professionals, and potential clients. Richard walks you through creating an account, adding pertinent information such as skills and work experience, making connections and joining groups, accessing LinkedIn from apps, and monitoring your stats to continuously build a better profile. Along the way, learn to grow your personal brand and become a more visible community member by participating in group discussions, asking and answering questions, and engaging in other ways that add to your profile's integrity.

Topics include:
  • Signing up
  • Adding work experience and education to your profile
  • Accepting and sending invitations and messages
  • Finding and joining groups
  • Starting your own group
  • Following companies and getting job alerts
  • Using keywords in your profile for career development
  • Managing LinkedIn settings
Subjects:
Business Online Marketing Social Networks Career Development Social Media Marketing SEO
Software:
LinkedIn
Author:
Richard Colback

Adding your work experience and education

To add your work experience and education to your profile come across to the Profile and down to Edit. If we come down the screen, we have the option to Add a Position or edit the position that we added earlier. I am going to start out by editing this position and adding in a job description. I recommend focusing on the accomplishments rather than job duties. You can also add in a time period, you don't need to choose a month, but you should choose a year. If you currently working there, this box will ticked and you can select multiple companies you currently working at. As you can see. the logo for lynda.com has been taken from the company page and a link has been created that connects Roger's profile to that of lynda.com.

This provides the added value for Roger of brand association, which contributes both to building his network as well as the value of his profile on LinkedIn. To add the education, you'll need to add in a school; these will be colleges or universities where you have or will receive a degree or certificate. As you enter in the name of school, you may be offered the option to select from a dropdown list. This list will include schools that already have an alumni database. Be sure to select from this list if you can. If your school is not featured, you may wish to try typing in different versions of the name, so that you insure that you added to an active alumni database.

You can select the year that you attended and the year you graduated, as well as a degree. Again, the degrees may already be populated and you can select from a drop down. Field of Study, likewise, from a dropdown. Grade is not necessary and it's rarely shown. It does make sense to add Activities and Societies, as these broaden your profile and add additional elements that may be of interest to people reviewing it. The Description allows you to add more details such as dissertation, minors, awards and scholarships.

You should also look to add specific achievements that were qualified, such as lead team state championship, won business innovation contest, and so forth. Both the Education and Work Experience section, you should try to use a few keywords. You can track these in the top search keywords report of your profile stats if you have a paid account and see which ones have the greatest or least impact on creating visibility for you. As you add more detail to your career history, including prior positions, this will enable people to see not only where you currently are, but also where you've been, which means you will show up in searches for past companies as well as your current company.

Increasing your visibility and the value of your past experience to you and your network, adding all the educational establishments that you've attended, will add you to the powerful alumni databases that these schools develop. These schools will now be shown in the Contact tab at the top of the page. Clicking on this link will give you access to alumni database including you in these very valuable networks.

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Q: This course was updated on 07/25/2013. What changed?
A: We added four new movies explaining recent changes to the interface of LinkedIn, covering the updated home screen, navigation bar, contacts page, and search dialogue. No functionality has changed, and the instructions in the course remain applicable to the new interface.
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