How LinkedIn Works Your Friends’ Friends Your Friends Your Friends’ Friends’ Friends
Who Uses LinkedIn? 313 million+ professionals (2 new users join every second) 3 million+ organizations, 150+ industries 67% of users from outside the country 112,000+ Temple University students & alumni (over 11,000 in education!)
What LinkedIn Helps You Do 1.Build and/or enhance your professional online presence 2.Connect in a meaningful way with alumni and “warm” contacts, and meet new people 3.Research your employers of choice 4.Search for jobs and opportunities with organizations in a way that includes the people you already know
Top 5 Tips for Stand Out Profiles 1. Professional photo of you alone 2. Headline with current experience and/or career ambitions 3. Keyword-rich summary and descriptions that include language from your target positions 4. A list of groups that represent your affiliations and professional interests 5. Inclusion of professional positions, skills, academic institutions, etc.
Top 5 Tips for LinkedIn Networking 1. Upload an email address to see who you already know on LinkedIn 2. Use the “Alumni” tool to find Temple alumni who were once in your shoes. 3. When connecting with someone, always personalize your message 4. Participate in groups that match your affiliations, career path, and interests 5. Searching Company Pages & Jobs can result in finding opportunities at target organizations
1. Introduce yourself 2. Warm up the connection 3. Make your ask 4. Thank the person
Effective Connection Messages Hi Pat, My name is Kevin, and I’m a Temple senior studying Secondary Education. I’ve been doing research on the field, and came across your profile on LinkedIn. Congrats on all of your success! I’d like to connect with you and would love to hear more about your work. Thank you, Kevin