Hello All  

What a great time to begin a new Business Development technique like Linkedin.....We all know that we need to be doing some things that we haven't done before because you all know the definition of insanity, right?  This week I have included a special tip for job searchers in the Wildcard section....So here we go with week #3 tips to accelerate your Linkedin efforts.    Here are your tips for this week:  

Profile Tips--   Consider organizing your profile summary in a Who, What, Goals format.  Typically, the first sentence of your summary should be a statement of Who you are currently, meaning your current profession or status (For example, "Software project manager with extensive experience in Fortune 500 firms.")  The next few sentences should focus on the What you've done so far in your career, and the end of your summary should focus on your Goals for the future.   If you need help coming up with your various summary sections, click the link See Examples below each section header to see Linkedin-provided examples or you can view profiles of other people in similar industries.         

Connection Tips--   Before you invite people, click their name to read their profiles and see what they've been doing.  Why ask them what they've been doing when you can read it for yourself?  Maybe be something in their profile will encourage a question or even a reason to meet face to face.  By doing your homework first, your invitation will sound much more natural and more likely to be accepted.  

 Wildcard Tip or Question--   Job Searchers--If you are looking for a job, make a likst of the ten companies you want to work for and on an advanced search for each one.  Put the company name in the Company field and select check box labeled Current Companies Only.  For larger companies, you need to search a specific department for industry area to find the right contact.  See who you know that works in those companies by sorting Degrees Away from You.  Ask these people you've identified for referrals to someone in your target organization like a hiring manager.    You can even skip a step by changing the Interested In field from the default option of All Users to the Hiring Manager option.  That way, your search produces only hiring managers in your extended network.   Also you can import your resume to "jump start" the beefiness of your profile.  It may not come through perfectly but it is a great way to get lots of content quickly, click here and find more.   On your profile page on the left you will see "import resume" and you just grab it from your hard drive or flash drive and it will be ready for revisions.  Beats typing all this info in by hand.                

 Miscellaneous News and Notes--    

Here is my upcoming schedule for teaching/speaking so you can share with other friends, relatives and business associates, JobSeeker events are noted accordingly, you can contact the venue directly for more information and registration other than the events noted as "Open" which in that case they can contact me directly


Linkedin Speed Training

Wed Sept 2-Open Linkedin Speed Training at M&M Office Interiors 7:30am-9am-SOLD OUT

Thurs Sept 3-Menomonee Falls/Butler Chamber of Commerce; Davians 11:30am-1pm

Tues Sept 15-St. Paul’s Lutheran Business Builders-Muskego 7:00-9:00am

Sat Sept 19-Open Linkedin Speed Training at M&M Office Interiors 9:00am-10:30am

Mon Sept 21-Racine Workforce Development Center 9-10:30am (Job Seeker)

Mon Sept 21-Linkedin Speed Training; Oakwood Church; Hartland; Evening

Tues Sept 22-Metropolitan Builders Association; MBA Offices 8:00am-10am

Tues Sept 22-Mequon Thiensville Rotary; Ozaukee Country Club; noon

Wed Sept 23-SBDC Social Media Event; Wash County Public Agcy Center; West Bend 6:30pm

Thurs Sept 24-WICPA Fall Ind. Conf.; Country Springs Hotel; Final workshop 4:15pm-5:15pm

Thurs Oct 8-Open Linkedin Speed Training at M&M Office Interiors 7:30am-9am

Tues Oct 13-UW-Oshkosh Student Session 4-5:30pm; Alumni Session 6:30-8pm

Wed Oct 14-Securx Open House Afternoon Sessions on Beginning & Advanced Linkedin

Fri Oct 23-UW-Whitewater Finance & Bus Law Alumni "How to Use Linkedin" 10:30am-noon

Mon Oct 26-Open Linkedin Speed Training at M&M Office Interiors 7:30-9:00am


Leveraging Your Linkedin Network-Advanced Linkedin Speed Training

Thus Sept 17-Ozaukee County Chambers--Rose Harms Legion Post-Grafton 3:30pm-6:00pm

Thurs Oct 15-West Suburban Chamber, their office 8:00am-9:30am

Mon Nov 16-Metropolitan Builders Association-their office 8:00am-9:30am

Mon Nov 16-Lake Country Chamber & WCTC-at WCTC 5:00pm-8:30pm