October 23rd from 9-noon!
Here are some of the things you should know before you get onto LinkedIn.
It isn’t a toy to use to stalk old boyfriends. I’ve used it once for that, I have to admit. He’s still a British Airline Pilot who is retiring to Florida.
Did you know that over 86% of jobs are now hired using some component of LinkedIn? Either directly through someone, a recruiter searches for directly or by connecting to a referred connection. That’s why it’s become a highly respected hiring, training, and connecting tool.
When do you need a good LinkedIn profile? Before you start looking for your next role. The last thing you want to do when looking is to have to create a great LinkedIn profile. You don’t get to great by putting something together once your job is over.
Ask co-workers to give you a review once you’ve finished something they complimented you on. Do not wait to ask that they put those good words on your profile as you’re walking out the door. You want to do it when they remember how much they liked your work.
I have over 2,000 connections. You don’t get there by not taking LinkedIn connections seriously. Connections in this world are like planting seeds. You may not need them this week, or this year, but someday, either someone will need the flower you’ve bloomed or vice versa. So take this class and start putting your professional garden to bed so you can start growing your own garden of future professional opportunities.
Don’t think less of taking contract work. Most of it often turns into full-time work. It’s just often (but not always, a way to see if you fit. Who wants to stay somewhere you don’t like?
All are welcome! If you want to learn more about LinkedIn, you’re invited to attend.
Cost: $35 or $25 with a UW student code given out to graduates of the last two classes I taught at UW in the Certificate Program in Technical Writing.
To register: https://stc-psc-linkedin2021.eventbrite.com
About the Presenter:
About Marybeth Redmond: Marybeth was a recruiter in the Seattle area for almost 20 years before transitioning into career coaching in 2017. She currently works for Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), a leading talent development and outplacement company where she started as a career coach and is now a global HR consultant and account manager. Marybeth has been using LinkedIn since 2004 and loves being able to share the power of LinkedIn for job seekers. It really is a recruiter’s favorite tool!