Top 3 Tips For Job Seekers

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Top 3 Tips For Job Seekers

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What is LinkedIn? 300M+ Members across the globe LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network 86% of Fortune 100 companies use LinkedIn Talent Solutions to hire

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Strengthen Your Professional Brand Build & Leverage Your Network Find & Apply for Your Dream Job Top 3 Tips for Job Seekers 3

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Strengthen Your Professional Brand

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5 1 Optimize Your Profile 2 Highlight Your Experience and Expertise 3 Get Recommended Three easy steps to build your brand

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6 Your Profile: The best profiles are complete & dynamic 1

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7 Profile: A photo and headline help make a great first impression Develop a headline as your professional tagline Adding a photo makes your profile 7x more likely to be viewed Customize your URL for easy access 1

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8 Profile: A place to showcase your goals & accomplishments The summary is your elevator pitch: Describe your skills, what you’re passionate about, and what you’re looking for *Hint: Keywords matter! Tell people where you’re coming from & what you’ve accomplished 2

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41% of Hiring Managers consider volunteer experience equally as valuable as professional experience 9 Profile: Don’t forget to include your volunteer experience! 2

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Profile: Get endorsed for your skills & expertise 10 2 Adding skills and expertise also helps you show up in relevant searches!

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Profile: Ask for recommendations that add credibility and flavor Tips for getting strong recommendations: Make a soft ‘ask’ of former professors, colleagues, clients Remind them of your past projects and accomplishments Recommendations should showcase a diverse set of skills & strengths 11 3

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Build and Leverage Your Network

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13 1 Add Your Current Contacts (>50!) 2 Make New Connections 3 Get Into the Conversation Build your network strategically

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14 Network: Add your current contacts as your foundational network 1

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15 Network: Check out the people you may know who are already on LinkedIn 2

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16 Network: Request introductions to second degree connections 2

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17 Engage: Follow companies to get real-time updates -- and on their radar 3

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18 Engage: Get access to new communities by joining groups & following influencers 3 If you’re not sure which Influencers to follow click on “All Channels”. You can choose who you want to follow based on categories like “Social Impact” or “Big Ideas & Innovation.”

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Engage: Get into the conversation by sharing and commenting on interesting content 19 3

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Find & Apply for Your Dream Job

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21 1 Find Open Opportunities 3 Apply for a Job Use your network to be an informed, connected candidate 2 Learn More

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22 Jobs: Find the right opportunities for you with advanced search 1

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23 Jobs: Get an inside edge by leveraging your connections 2 70% of jobs come through networking

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24 Jobs: Apply easily online 3

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Create a complete profile Connect with at least 50 contacts Are you ready? Here’s your checklist! Follow at least 3 Company Pages, 3 Groups and 3 Influencers Allocate 5-10 minutes a day to scroll through, share and comment on content on your Homepage Search for and save interesting job postings Apply for a job online! 25

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Peace Corps and LinkedIn # of LinkedIn Members who have Peace Corps on their profile: # who live in bay Area: # who have signaled they want to join a nonprofit board or do skilled volunteer:

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