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LinkedIn also has several focused resources for groups that have skills and experience at different levels to the mainstream professionals that make up most of it's member base. These resources are not shown on the main pages of the platform and require input or web addresses. The first of these groups is Veterans. If we enter in the web address http://veteranslinkedinlabs.com and click on the button to Sign in with LinkedIn, allowing access to our network of contacts, these contacts are sorted by a Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy, as well as where they currently live, what they are doing and where they work.
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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

Alumni groups and veterans listings

LinkedIn also has several focused resources for groups that have skills and experience at different levels to the mainstream professionals that make up most of it's member base. These resources are not shown on the main pages of the platform and require input or web addresses. The first of these groups is Veterans. If we enter in the web address http://veteranslinkedinlabs.com and click on the button to Sign in with LinkedIn, allowing access to our network of contacts, these contacts are sorted by a Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy, as well as where they currently live, what they are doing and where they work.

These include 1st level connections as well as 2nd level connections and the option to Connect through to them. We can also sort using the dynamic filters based on geography and where they work to shortlist the contacts below. The second application can be accessed by going to mocha.linkedinlabs.com and again signing in and allowing access. This is an app that will help you to match your military skills with civilian jobs.

If you select the branch of the military that you served for and enter in the MOC code or job title, that will provide a civilian version description of that job. The next tool is LinkedIn Hero Connect. You can get to this by typing in http://heroconnect.linkedinlabs.com, again if you Sign In and allow access. You'll now be offered a list of companies along with a number of veterans they employ, which is ranked according to this icon at the bottom. By clicking on any of the companies, you'll receive a list of the Heroes in your network, which include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree connections.

The second category is students that have less experienced than most of the professionals on LinkedIn, but still want to be found via a strong profile and they're seeking out jobs that will value their educational background as well as the skills listed on the profile. You can search current jobs according to job function to see the list of jobs that have already been filtered according to Entry level or Internship, Experience levels. It's also strongly recommended for students that you join your alumni group in advance. You can get to this by going to http://linkedin.com/college/alumni or by going to your Contacts and clicking on one of the alumni groups beneath.

You should leverage this network to reach out to alums who already working or have worked in companies who are of interest to you and can act as mentors or offer connections and insights. There is also a page, that's been setup to identify great companies to work for and this can be sorted by geography. You can find this at http://talent.linkedin.com/indemand/#students You can search By Geography or By Function. LinkedIn offers many committees with it's member base, identifying people with common backgrounds, such as alums for students or fellow veterans will enable you to build from an established base that shares your background and understands your unique skills along with respect for your talents.

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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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