Build Relationships in a Virtual Neighborhood
Linkedin is a virtual neighborhood that you create to build relationships beyond your inner circle of family, friends, and colleagues. Building relationships means knowing what to say about yourself and to whom, while developing strategic connections. Social media gives you a place to practice sharing your skills, interests, and accomplishments, while finding out who is interested in which things you are sharing. You can try out different ways of speaking about yourself and see who is interested. No one interested? Try it a different way. As you share your knowledge and values, you build your brand; a unique picture of yourself.
Linkedin has numerous resources and ways to learn and connect.
The way you use Linkedin will depend on your job search strategy, your career field, and what you hope to accomplish. Don’t get carried away on social media. You can quickly roll down the rabbit hole of articles and information. Pick and choose what to read so you can stay above ground.
On the Job Search Worksheet pg. 2:
List 5 companies you might want to work for, that you will research on Linkedin.
List 5 people you would like to connect with on Linkedin (start with people you already have some connection with)
Nancyjmiller@2020 for Success Unlimited Virtual Job Club
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