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1 © 2014 Dechert LLP Top 5 Tips for Developing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles Nathan Aaron Rosen Library Research Manager June 8, Annual Conference June 8-10/Vancouver

2 All the opinions and statements within this presentation are mine alone and do not in any way, shape or form, reflect the opinion or position of any of my past or current employers, the Business & Finance Division, or the Special Libraries Association. 2 Developing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles - NYU Women's InitiativeMay 28, 2014

3 Top 5 Tips for Developing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles  Create complete compelling profile  Connect to people you know  Contribute – Give to get  Congratulate other people’s successes  Craft settings Advanced tip - Commit to daily progress June 8, 2014Top 5 Tips for Developing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles 3

4 ONE – Create complete compelling profile  Chronicle your accomplishments  Personalized your url  Capture/codify your successes/accomplishments  Speak in 1 st person June 8, 2014Top 5 Tips for Developing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles 4

5 TWO - Connect  People you know  People who are like you –School –Work –Personal interests –Professional associations June 8, 2014Top 5 Tips for Developing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles 5

6 THREE - Contribute  Communicate – Give to get  Comment on news, decisions, & articles  Share insights from your work June 8, 2014Top 5 Tips for Developing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles 6

7 FOUR - Congratulate  Recognize other people’s successes  Applaud collegues accomplishments  Cheer friends milestones June 8, 2014Top 5 Tips for Developing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles 7

8 FIVE – Customize Settings June 8, 2014Top 5 Tips for Developing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles 8

9 Advanced Tip Commit to daily progress – slow & steady June 8, 2014Top 5 Tips for Developing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles 9

10 TAKEAWAYS June 8, 2014Top 5 Tips for Developing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles 10  Complete your profile – carefully and accurately. If you’re currently unemployed, list your current position as “Open to opportunities.”  Include a photo – cropped headshot is best with a smile.  Write a professional summary – Your headline at the top is important. Highlight experience.  Look around to see what others in your field are doing.  Include Keywords & Skills – Use words for which you want to be found and show up in search results.  Contact Settings – List your availability: career opportunities, consulting offers, new ventures, job inquiries, and reference requests.  Website Links – Link to a personal blog, other social network profiles.  Personal URL – Pick something you want to live with and include it in signature.  Grow your Network! – Find connections, fellow employees at previous employment, current coworkers, friends & members of all organizations that you are connected to.  Consider recommendations & add skills – Weigh the pros vs cons. Consider waiting until more comfortable with Linkedin.  Invest time every week – Build & maintain network. GIVE TO GET! Keep at it.

11 For further information, visit our website at dechert.com. Dechert practices as a limited liability partnership or limited liability company other than in Almaty, Dublin, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Tbilisi Annual Conference June 8-10/Vancouver


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