Are you preparing to give a LinkedIn workshop? Have you given a LinkedIn workshop wishing that it would have been nice to know what people are concerned about before hand?
Here’s a pre-registration ON-LINE questionnaire Response that we received prior to giving our SJN’s http://www.southwestjobnet.com/ Get Wired To Get Hired workshop in 2009 in Mesa, AZ. We broke it down into 5 sections:
- “How To” questions
- What is Important?
“How To” questions: [tweetmeme source=”@Aidan_Foley” only_single=false]
- Provide a clear understanding of the benefits, and how best to utilize LinkedIn.
- How I can best take advantage of LinkedIn?
- What do I include on my profile?
- For example, how do I find Travel Agent Positions, or this type of job?
- LinkedIn is very difficult for me to master, and is critical to my success in finding a job.
- Show training applicable for people to understanding the search features.
- Show advanced searches, introductions advice on how much detail to include on prior experience, and on requesting recommendations.
- Show advanced functions, and How to establish an attention-getting profile?
- What are the best practices to use the full power of LinkedIn?
- What is the best search criteria?
- Show how to search industries, companies and hiring contacts?
- What are the best means to be introduced, and connect with others?
- SHOW HOW TO ADD .PDF FILES TO MY PROFILE?
- Show how to develop and work contacts?
- Show how to get your profile to rank #1 when displayed for your job description.
- Show how to use LinkedIn to network.
- Curious to know about keywords, buzzwords, and/or SEO.
- Clear example of a great profile with suggestions for field contents.
- Don’t understand the different public profiles observed by others – For example, one profile appears to be general, yet another position/company/date specific….fill in holes.
- Show how to refine job search on LinkedIn SEO strategies.
- LinkedIn always changing and what should we do to remain on top of these changes?
- Can’t find recruiters.
- Show how to connect/link to Groups.
- Overview SEO words, and other ideas to be noticed.
- Show how to use for job searches, and to find contacts within target companies.
- Suggestions on how the profile section should be set up.
- What is the ideal ways to search for jobs?
- Show how to find Companies?
- Show how to complete my profile without recommendations.
- Help me understand why I have pending emails when I have already responded to those emails.
- How do asking/responding to questions make a difference in a profile?
- How to get started, and how to use site how to maximize use, also learn value of LinkedIn.
- How to set it up to be effective, and how to use it properly.
- I don’t know enough about it to know what I might need. I have a basic profile, and about 45 contacts….I just don’t know what to do now.
- Key words, phrases that highlight strengths.
- A strategic approach in how you can best present yourself from the beginning on LinkedIn.
- As much extensive information as possible. Details, details, details.
- Please do not assume that everyone is techno, and can read between the lines.
- Networking, networking, networking. It’s tough out there and anything the presenter can do to make the presentation more understandable would be greatly appreciated.
- Explanation of the best way to utilize LinkedIn. IT’S NEW TO ME, SO I NEED TO BE EDUCATED ABOUT HOW AND WHY.
- Better search techniques connecting with those 3 degrees or more away.
- Understand more about company profiles use of search companies and jobs.
- When asking for an introduction, what should we write? What should we include?
- Any helpful hints – I’ve had no instruction…appropriate profile formatting.
- Basics of LinkedIn, and how to appropriate present information for job seeker.
- Is the pay feature worth the investment?
- Use of company searches for network contact information.
What is Important:
- Provide a clear understanding of the benefits and how best to utilize LinkedIn.
- The value and importance of the service.
- What value does LinkedIn provide for someone who has a job?
- I think I need help on wording a message to approach someone who is not currently a contact.
- Advice on how much detail to include on prior experience, and on requesting recommendations from former colleagues.
- What information should we include?
- Should I post the job description, or the accomplishments in the job?
- What info should be put in, and how to use it better.
- Discussion on the relative security of putting personal information in LinkedIn.
- What is too much and what is not enough.
- Maximizing my connections in relation to my job search….make it more impactful.
- Making contacts outside groups, which groups to join.
- What type of information to include in summary and job descriptions.
- Making sure key words/phrases are entered correctly to be good search results.
Good luck with your workshop! Please visit my LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/afoley