Using LinkedIn to Get a Job Without Going Crazy

A Practical Guide for the 2017 Platform
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (277 ratings)
4,602 students
Using LinkedIn to Get a Job Without Going Crazy
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (277 ratings)
4,603 students
Steer clear of the “LinkedIn Cardinal Sins” that are destroying your effectiveness on LinkedIn.
Understand how to use privacy controls to your advantage.
Create a dynamic, key word rich profile that enhances your resume and attracts recruiters.
Apply for jobs without making deadly mistakes.
Discover the hidden jobs on LinkedIn.
Build a strong reputation and find new professional contacts in Groups.
Connect with people without spamming them.
Track down and connect with practically anyone on LinkedIn, including the hiring manager for your dream job.

Requirements

  • Have an existing free LinkedIn account.
  • Draft an updated resume to use as the base for your new LinkedIn profile.
  • Microsoft Word or other word processing program to write your draft profile.
Description

COMPLETELY UPDATED FOR 2017

Is LinkedIn driving you crazy? You’ve heard the rumors: 90% of recruiters and HR professionals are looking at your LinkedIn profile before contacting you. However, you have yet to gain a real, viable job opportunity through the site that fits your career goals.  If this describes you, sign up to learn how you CAN find a job on LinkedIn without going crazy.

Go Beyond Just Writing a Winning Profile to Become a LinkedIn Master

In this course, learn how to:

  • Write a compelling Profile that attracts recruiters and hiring managers
  • Leverage Groups to make the most of a free account
  • Track down and connect with key managers
  • Apply to jobs without making deadly mistakes

Tap into the Social Media Giant That Recruiters, Managers, and HR Departments Use Every Day

Since 2007, I have been an avid user of LinkedIn, helping job seekers tap into this vital website and apply strategies to connect with managers, recruiters, and industry leaders. As a former Human Resources Recruiter, I know what employers look for – and how to work within the unspoken rules while fully utilizing effective, tactical networking tools like LinkedIn to gain access to the real decision makers.

Course Overview

This course is perfect for everyone, from beginners to skilled LinkedIn users. In particular, I discuss not just the “how to” with LinkedIn, but also the important strategies of “why” that makes an effective job search.

Using a mix of lectures, guided screen shots, quizzes, and written content, you will learn everything from the basics to advanced tactics for using LinkedIn to gain a new job. With over 2.5 hours of video content, the entire course is outlined in detail so you can quickly jump to specific lectures to answer your questions. Plus, as LinkedIn rolls out new advancements, I will continue to update the course so you always have the most up-to-date content on LinkedIn.

At the end of this course, you will be able to make meaningful connections while you build your online reputation and increase your number of Profile views. And of course, you will be able to make the most of every job posting you see and find the hidden jobs on LinkedIn.

Stop the insanity of doing the same ineffective strategies over and over while expecting different results. Learn how to get a job on LinkedIn without going crazy!

Who this course is for:
  • Job seekers of all levels, from entry level to the executive suite who wants a sane, practical and effective strategy for using LinkedIn.
  • Professionals who want to expand their online network and reputation.
  • People who want to make the most of a free LinkedIn account.
Course content
11 sections • 42 lectures • 2h 38m total length
  • Introduction
    02:42
  • Key facts about LinkedIn
    03:56
  • LinkedIn Facts
    3 questions
  • Your Social Media Comfort Level
    04:24
  • Social Media Comfort Level
    03:58
  • Paid vs. Free Accounts
    05:54
  • Roadmap for LinkedIn's Home Page
    04:56
  • Basic Account Settings
    03:19
  • Privacy Settings and What They Really Mean
    06:34
  • Sneaky Communication Settings
    01:41
  • Overview of the privacy settings
    03:26
  • Account Settings Quiz
    5 questions
  • Resumes vs. LinkedIn Profiles
    03:10
  • Profile Elements: Your Name, Picture, Backgrounds, and Headlines
    02:35
  • Choosing and Uploading a Photo
    04:20
  • Profile Elements: Custom URL and Contact Information
    03:33
  • Profile Elements: Your Summary
    03:21
  • Profile Elements: Making Your Experience Memorable
    01:37
  • Profile Elements: Skills and Endorsements
    03:14
  • Profile Elements: Bonus Material
    01:40
  • Uploading Your Profile
    12:06
  • Profile Elements Quiz
    5 questions
  • Uploading Media and Other Content
    05:18
  • Concepts of Searching
    01:46
  • Conducting an Effective Search
    08:18
  • Using Company Pages to Find Key Managers
    02:10
  • Concepts of Searching
    3 questions
  • Let's Start Networking!
    02:58
  • Managing Your Invitations
    03:39
  • The Cardinal Sin That Everyone Commits: Generic Greetings
    02:02
  • Sending a Custom Invitation
    03:31
  • Importing Your Contacts
    04:19
  • Managing Your Network
    04:06
  • Removing a Connection (aka "Unfriending")
    03:56
  • Messaging and InMails
    04:12
  • More on Messaging and InMails
    01:00
  • Messaging and InMails
    2 questions
  • Introduction to Groups
    02:50
  • Groups You Should Join - and Why
    01:35
  • Roadmap for the Groups
    02:28
  • Finding and Joining New Groups
    01:40
  • Group Settings That REALLY Matter
    04:38
  • Connecting to a Fellow Group Member
    03:12
  • Building Your Reputation in the Groups
    04:08
  • Groups Quiz
    3 questions
  • Finding and Applying to Jobs
    08:39
  • Using the Job Preferences for a Hidden Job Search
    03:58
  • LinkedIn Job Postings
    4 questions

Instructor
Career Coach Specializing in Practical Job Searching Tools
Donna Shannon
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 277 Reviews
  • 4,603 Students
  • 1 Course

As a successful entrepreneur and career coach, Donna Shannon assists job seekers, business owners, and professionals in the art of promoting themselves LinkedIn. A former corporate recruiter, Donna is the author of two books: "How to Get a Job Without Going Crazy" and "LinkedIn Essentials: Are You IN?" Ms. Shannon is based in Denver, Colorado, and has presented at national conferences in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, San Diego, Tampa, and Dallas.