Why Use LinkedIn?

Skills and Knowledge for Career Choice 8 Million Australian LinkedIn users

400 Million global LinkedIn users

Find and apply for jobs in LinkedIn

Research companies and employees

Research clients and business partners

Become more easily found in LinkedIn

How to go from New User to LinkedIn All Star

LinkedIn Profile Status - Just Started, Beginner, Intermediate, Expert, All Star

All Star = Industry and location, 2 past positions, education, skills, photo and 50 connections.

LinkedIn New User to All Star shortcut. Fill in LinkedIn-All-Star.pdf form. Give it to your IT Guru to enter into LinkedIn.

Create a headline job title with keywords such as primary activity, department and business sector.
List dream jobs, skillsets and extracurricular activity using seperators.
If unemployed, add Seeking New Opportunities to headline. This can also be a current position.

Past positions can include work experience, internships and volunteer work.
There is a 2000 character limit per position. Include industry keywords in your interesting description.

What skills do you want to be known and searched for? List up to 50 skills.
Drag skills around in order of importance.
Gain and give skill endorsements from your connections. This can raise your authority.
To give an endorsement, search for the person, scroll down to skills and click the + next to the skill.

Get connections from friends, family, colleagues, employers, alumni, industry groups etc.
Search for people by name and location or company.
Send a standard or custom emails to request a connection.

LinkedIn Summary section

What are your goals, products, services?
What does your target audience want to know more about?
You can start summary with a question which is then answered.
How can you have your audience improve efficiency, make more money, reduce costs, feel better etc?

LinkedIn Contact Details

Call to action to contact you via phone,email, Skype or LinkedIn message.

LinkedIn Background

Follow companies of interest and the people within the company.

Research potential clients, partners, vendors, employers and employees.

Participate in Industry groups and show your skills to a much wider audience. Join up to 50 groups.
Comment in groups can gain extra connections.

Post updates to all your connections and see their updates on the LinkedIn Homepage.

Build your connections from your contact list, schooling, working groups etc.

Extra Sections: Awards, Organisations, Certifications, Volunteer Experience, Courses.
Extra sections available from Edit Profile - Click + select extra sections to add.

Add up to 3 website links.

Claim your LinkedIn URL address .e.g. http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewbulat
Use this URL in email signature, business cards, resume, website, letterhead etc.

LinkedIn Order
Summary, Experience, Projects, Publications, Honor / Awards, Patents, Skills / Expertise, Languages, Organisations, Volunteer Experience / Causes, Certifications, Courses, Education, Test Scores, Additional Information

You can also add attachments to summary, experience and education sections. e.g. Documents, presentations, video and images.

Share helpful industry articles you have read in LinkedIn.
Research companies of interest and their employees.
Build up your connections over time.
Review Who viewed your Profile. Accept suitable connection invitations.

LinkedIn Jobs

Search and apply for jobs within LinkedIn once your profile is All Star complete.

LinkedIn Books

LinkedIn Makeover , The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success

Career Research

Note the skills, fields of knowledge, industries and career titles that suit you. Then research your selections.
Transferrable Skills List and Fields of Knowledge list
Review Career Choices which includes career selection tools
Where are the Digital Careers? List of ICT roles. List of ICT skills.
Why have a website? 3 billion users online ...
How do you operate in business? Where do you fit best in an organisation? Business Model it.

See more industries at http://www.myfuture.edu.au - The Facts - Industries

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