In the previous post we discussed what was Linkedin and use this social network was. To get the best performance, we explained the most important points when creating a profile on Linkedin: Data academics, professionals, keywords for which we want to be found, sites related to us, how to start networking …. In this second part we will see:
• Connections: differences with the contacts and degrees of connection.
• Groups: how to participate and create groups.
• Jobs: search and post job openings
• Questions and answers: do networking through this section.
• Applications to get the most out of our profile.
The connection unlike the contacts is that this is not possible without both parties have agreed to establish it.
It is important to go to establish and increase connections and that the more connections you have, the more people will have access to your profile. Also each time you make something in Linkedin (updated profile, join a group, recommendations ..) is shown on the home page of your first degree connections.
First-degree connections or direct connections, is that are those who agreed to be part of your network and are only to a degree so you can send mails directly by clicking on “send mail” in your personal profile. The connections of your connections are second-degree connections becoming part of your network those that reach the third grade. You can only write emails directly to the first grade, from the second you have to use tools such as InMail (only for Premium accounts) would be a proper IM Linkedin. The free option is to add this person to your network or ask your contact at the first level through which you’re logged into that profile, that you present.
A) Join a group
The groups are undoubtedly one of the best tools when making networking and with which you can expand your reach in Linkedin. The groups serve both to discuss things related to the theme of the group, share, comment, question, respond, make contact and keep updated on anything concrete.
If for example you have a blog of a specific subject, you may have people interested in that topic with which you could debate and share interests. To find such people, it is best to use the form on groups and enter the keywords that interest you and that are related to your website or blog, thus winning for visitors or readers of your blog. In addition, all updates of the group that you join your mail will reach you as often as you choose. In this way you will not miss any detail of the activity is taking place.
B) Posting in groups
It’s very interesting post within the groups and people involved often comment, provide feedback and suggestions. Every time someone creates a new debate, which is displayed in the profiles of people who belong to that group as to create such a new discussion’re winning a lot of visibility.
C) Creation of groups
One of the most powerful options in Linkedin is to create a group. Being creative in a group can generate many visits to our website traffic increase substantially the same as that when someone becomes a member of a group, the first thing you read is what it is about the group, the name of the creator and the same web.
D) Add RSS to groups
All groups have a section where we can add the URL of a page with news that may be of interest to the group, but the most interesting thing is that we can add the RSS on our blog or page to that when an update posteen automatically in the group.
Online social networks have revolutionized many aspects of our life. Now, in the context of recruitment 2.0, some guidelines to get work through LinkedIn …
The proliferation of social networks made the job search a complex task. It is not enough to read the newspaper or enroll in job banks from different institutions.
Now it has become a key gain visibility on the Internet not only through human resource portals, as ZonaJobs, Bumeran or Execuzone, but also in social networks like LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter or Facebook.
Social networks have already become widely used in a space to network with professionals, former colleagues, college friends, clients, former bosses, etc. And also makes a great point of contact between those seeking and offering employment.
Currently, businesses and human resource consultants draw on these networks to find candidates for key positions. Thus, gain visibility in them is essential for employment.
Take the example of LinkedIn, the professional network par excellence, which has grown exponentially since its inception in 2003, and has more than 50 million users in over 200 countries.
LinkedIn is a showcase that allows professionals to contact each other anywhere in the world. It is possible to see the career, work, achievements and recommendations with you enter the profile of the person.
Besides being increasingly necessary to have created a profile on LinkedIn, is interesting too, when seeking a new job, studying how to maximize the tools offered by this professional network.
So how to get jobs through LinkedIn?
The wording of the profile: Whether we work in dependent or independent, the first thing is to write our professional profile clearly, detailing all the positions we have taken with their respective responsibilities.
Simultaneously, we must work on the generation of a vast network of contacts that includes leaders, collaborators, colleagues, customers, suppliers, fellow students, etc. Invite many people to our network allows us to access more people exponentially.
We must also take care of keeping our profile. Thus, our contacts will be aware of what new activity, function or responsibility we are assuming. And this will allow us to gain more visibility.
Recommendations: Another of the useful features of LinkedIn are the recommendations. A former boss, colleague, customer or supplier type on our professional performance in a particular paper provides a look of a third company profile.
And this provides useful and reliable information to the reader. Indeed, no one will play its name to recommend to another person unless it believes that worthwhile.
Communities: The communities or groups within LinkedIn is another key tool to keep abreast of market movements.
To mention only some, Job Opportunities in Argentina (OLA) and Linked.ar Jobs, brings together many human resource professionals that publish job offers.
Moving there from positions of search analysts to management positions. In addition to the notices, also proposed discussion topics and publishes articles of interest to those wishing to stay updated on the latest labor market trends.
The choice jobs: In the “jobs” in the menu you can see the LinkedIn search publishing companies.
Some companies (like Google, Avaya, and Axialent) and are using it to recruit workers. But there is still a tremendous opportunity to explore the companies and human resource consulting.