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LinkedIn Workshop


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What is LinkedIn?
 “A business-oriented social networking site founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003 mainly used for
professional networking.”

How it Works?
Maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business.
The people in the list are called Connections.

A contact network is built up consisting of their direct connections, the connections of each of their connections (termed second-degree connections) and also the connections of second-degree connections (termed third-degree connections).

LinkedIn Benefits for Students and Alumni
Build a professional online presence
Connect in a meaningful way with alumni and other “warm” contacts
Research companies and career paths
Find opportunities with organizations that don’t recruit on campus
Learn lifelong networking skills

Getting Started
1. Fill out your profile to 100% completion
-Keyword-rich summary
2. Join a few groups

3.Claim your custom URL-www.linkedin.com/in/YourName

4.Request recommendations

5.Keep your profile up-to-date

Build a Professional Online Presence

Connect in Meaningful Way with Alumni and Other "Warm" Contacts
Who to connect to…
Career center staff
Parents and other relatives
Friends –peers and a few years older
Internship managers and colleagues
Former bosses
Connections from volunteering
Professional association members

Research Companies and Career Paths

Learn Lifelong Networking Skills

Graduate Guide - Easy steps to joining LinkedIn!

LinkedIn Networking Etiquette Tips For Students
Use proper grammar and spelling –no txt msg speak!! LOL!! :)

Always customize LinkedIn connection emails to explain who you are and why you’d like to connect. (But do not ask directly for a job.)
I am a junior at UT-Austin. In reading your LinkedIn profile, I discovered that you graduated recently from UT and that you’ve had a number of international assignments. Your career path looks really exciting. Could we set up a time to talk about what it takes to be successful outside the US and what I should be doing in school to prepare for working abroad? I would be grateful for any advice you would be willing to provide. Thank you for considering my request.
Yolanda Smith

Respond to all connection requests and messages within one week.

Help others!

Questions?  No.  Let's go to the website-http://www.linkedin.com/





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