LinkedIn basics | You must know this first
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Get your LinkedIn profile in shape fast and FREE. Create high quality profile and find the new job you want.
4.8 (164 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,297 students enrolled
Created by Jason Sanders
Last updated 8/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a high quality LinkedIn profile to find a job or advance your career
  • Improve your professional credibility
  • Appeal to the interests of recruiters in your field
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  • Basic computer skills required
  • A LinkedIn account is required
  • A general idea of what you will use LinkedIn for is recommended

Every time you speak with someone new, a potential employer, client, recruiter or networking contact, there is an excellent chance that they are looking at your LinkedIn profile.

Posting a bad LinkedIn profile can cause a job opportunity or new potential client to vanish into thin air.  

Creating a strong LinkedIn profile is the single, easiest action you can take to present yourself professionally to the world.

Take this course and in the next hour, you will learn everything you need to know to create a strong LinkedIn profile. You will also receive some basic tools to develop your professional network and grow your career. 

This information would take hours to gather from various sources, and it would cost hundreds of dollars to have someone create your profile. I made this course FREE so that you can get started quickly and take advantage of 20+ years of executive recruiting knowledge to find your next position. 

Connect with me on LinkedIn under the profile "jasongsanders"

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Who is the target audience?
  • Active job seekers
  • Passive candidates that want to manage their careers
  • Professionals that want to enhance their online presence
  • This is not for advanced users of LinkedIn
  • This is not for professional recruiters
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
What is your LinkedIn plan?
3 Lectures 06:22

We discuss what LinkedIn is and review some statistics demonstrating its power as a tool. We'll then look at my profile and offer some thoughts about what kinds of goals most users have when using the site.

Preview 02:53

LinkedIn should be used as a forward looking system. You should create your profile by considering what you want to do in the future, not what you did in the past. I offer a few suggestions about how to think about your LinkedIn plan before moving on to the next section.

This lecture features an amazing coupon for 50% off our course "Network to a new job." It contains critical material to help with your job search!

Create your plan for building your profile

Creating your profile
9 Lectures 42:06

We look at three live LinkedIn profiles and I show you what is good and what is not. This will give you an idea of how to build one that's great!

The bad, the good and the great of LinkedIn profiles

Many people confuse their headline with their job title. Don't make that mistake! Let people know what you are about right up front, professionally, concisely and clearly. This lecture will tell you why and show you how.

Preview 03:57

You can use your summary section in various ways. Write your biography, focus on keywords or skip it altogether. I offer you suggestions about how to maximize the use of this section in your profile and tell you why it's important and how it's not.

What to put in your summary section

I describe one critical item that could easily give away your job search to your boss and how to avoid it. A couple of other tidbits here too.

Pay attention to the small stuff!

Most people do not realize that the choice between putting an industry focus or functional focus in your experience profile is critical. This video explains why so that you can be aware of it when you create your own profile.

The critical importance of your industry choice

How your experience is seen by recruiters and then what to include in your experience section and an idea about finding a template specific to your industry and functional specialty.

How to use the experience section

Don't make these mistakes. They are easy to make, but easy to avoid.

Preview 04:21

Endorsements are easy to get; recommendations quite a bit harder. Both offer opportunities for engaging your network, as well as providing social proof for your accomplishments.

Skills, Endorsements and Recommendations

Take your profile from basic to brilliant by putting these components into your profile!

Presentations, blogs and awards
How to use your profile
2 Lectures 12:12

LinkedIn offers many ways to engage your network and the professional world. This lecture offers a few suggestions about how to get started with your new profile!

Getting started using LinkedIn features

Free eBooks, Discounts and an incredible offer to review your LinkedIn profile for FREE!

About the Instructor
Jason Sanders
4.6 Average rating
222 Reviews
3,645 Students
5 Courses
Exec. Recruiter, CEO Advisor, LinkedIn Coach, 3500+ students

If you want to find a new position or proactively manage your career, you have come to the right place.

My courses reveal the fundamental ways in which you can get the most out of LinkedIn to immediately pursue new opportunities. 

I reveal the truth about how executive recruiters use LinkedIn to identify and recruit talent, giving you the most important information you need to secure a job rapidly.

I personally guarantee that if you do not find my courses useful, I will refund your money, no questions asked. I will also personally answer any questions that you have about the material in my courses. 

You live in a loud, crowded, competitive world. Doesn't it make sense to have an experienced expert on your side?