You have gotten here from your alumni group or career services office. We want your feedback as we determine if this is a system you would find valuable.
Check out the two full videos below and then go back to the alumni office or career services office to let them know what you think about this system.
These are 2 of 22 videos on LinkedIn (scroll down to see the other topics). There are also eight other topics, including how to write more effective emails, how to use Google Groups and Yahoo Groups for networking and branding, using Twitter and blogs as part of your career management, and more.
NOTE: You can change the size (full screen), change to High Def, etc. on the videos below.
Getting value out of the LinkedIn Home Page (note: videos will be updated as LinkedIn changes the layout)
Writing a better Summary
Here are all of the topics in the LinkedIn series:
1: Introduction to LinkedIn for Job Seekers
2: Home Page
3: Profile: Above the Fold
4: Profile: Summary
5: Profile: Below the Fold
6: Profile: Applications
7: Profile: Add a Video
11: Advanced People Search
12: Communicating with Others
14: Answers: Asking Questions
15: Answers: Answering Questions
16: Manage Your Settings
17: Browse Connections
18 BONUS: Now, 10 Things to Do
19 BONUS: 20 Questions
20 BONUS: Export Contacts
21 BONUS: Cleaning the Export
22 BONUS: Importing into JibberJobber
Here are all of the other video series… you can click on each tab to see the content.
About this Video Platform
This system, which has been adopted by a number of schools, including Pepperdine, UCLA, Virgina, Wisconsin, Utah and others, was designed by Jason Alba.
Jason was in a miserable job search during the good economy, back in 2006, and came up with the idea for JibberJobber.com, a web-based tool to organize and manage your job search (much like Salesforce or ACT!, but for your professional relationships, not for sales).
He wrote a book titled I’m on LinkedIn-Now What???, which became a best-seller, and started speaking and training on LinkedIn and other social tools. He developed this video training for individuals, and recently started offering it through career centers.
If we receive positive feedback on this system we might make it available to you through your school. Please let us know what you think!