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Up and Running with LinkedIn

What to do when looking for jobs on LinkedIn


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Up and Running with LinkedIn

with Richard Colback
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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

Video: What to do when looking for jobs on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the largest online business networking platform and one of the main career sites for people posting and seeking job opportunities. I am going to introduce to you some of the areas that I believe are most important for those seeking jobs. These include on how to ensure that it's ready for a job search, your network and how to assess whether it's in the right places to be able to help you, the JOBS section and COMPANIES section of LinkedIn. Within your Profile you can assess how complete your Profile is by viewing your PROFILE STRENGTH which is shown on the right-hand side. Kirk is rated as an All-Star, which means his profile is complete, and represents his personal and professional brand well.

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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

What to do when looking for jobs on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the largest online business networking platform and one of the main career sites for people posting and seeking job opportunities. I am going to introduce to you some of the areas that I believe are most important for those seeking jobs. These include on how to ensure that it's ready for a job search, your network and how to assess whether it's in the right places to be able to help you, the JOBS section and COMPANIES section of LinkedIn. Within your Profile you can assess how complete your Profile is by viewing your PROFILE STRENGTH which is shown on the right-hand side. Kirk is rated as an All-Star, which means his profile is complete, and represents his personal and professional brand well.

There are however, some additional things he can do to improve his profile and we click on the Improve your profile button a list of these will be shown on the right-hand side of the screen as well as this box at the top allows you to enter the information. You can come down and on the right-hand side of your page come to the YOUR NETWORK icon. Your network is graphically shown according to companies, schools, locations and industries of the people within your network. Of these the two most important are Location and Industry as these indicate where your network is strongest and most able to help you.

To review jobs, let's come up to the link for the JOBS section and we can see recommended jobs here based on the information within our profile, or previous searches as well as seeing Saved Jobs or Saved Searches we have completed in the past. There is also a Job Seeker toolkit on the right-hand side that once again reviews the strength of the profile and the network. In the Companies page there maybe company updates from companies we are following and these include job postings. We can also come to a specific company and on its homepage across to the Careers tab, which provides us with an overview of the people working within that company, as well as our level of connection to them, jobs listed in the company, and further down the page, background information on the careers within the company.

If you click on a particular job link, you'll be able to see who posted the job on the right-hand side and beneath this connections within the company that are part of your network, these are the people who may be able to help you with further insights or information regarding the position. More than 70% of jobs are found through connections and may not actually be posted. Because of the power of a well-completed profile and the potential to build your network of connections within a target industry or company, I recommend using LinkedIn to get a job, not only to find ones that are listed.

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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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