Top 5 LinkedIn Lessons

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LinkedIn is one of the best ways to build your network, research basic company stats, and identify jobs beyond your on-campus search. Every Wednesday at 1pm Central LinkedIn hosts "LinkedIn 101: The basics of LinkedIn: Your Profile, Joining Groups, Settings, Search and more." 

I highly recommend this webinar for MBA in the USA readers. Here's a link to register. If you can't make the webinar, here are the top 5 lessons I took away:

  1. Advanced Search is key. You can find it at the top right of your profile page. Use it to search for people with job titles that interest you, area codes where you want to live, and even specific industry experience.
  2. Once you identify contacts you would like to impress, join groups they are a part of and make meaningful contributions. 

  3. Company pages provide basic company statistics, identify connections in your network, and allow you to apply for immediate openings.

  4. Company pages can also help expand your target list by showing you where employees at the company most often come from and where they go when they leave. 

  5. The open link circle icon means anyone can contact that person at no cost. Keep that in mind when you're budgeting your in-mail.

If you can make the webinar, please share your key lessons in the comments. I can't wait to hear what you learned! 

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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