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Using Online Professional Networking To Get Ahead At Work Nasscom Fridays 2.0 38th Session

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Published on January 19, 2009

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Mr. Ajay Jain, author of “Let’s Connect, (using LinkedIn to get ahead at work)” shared his learnings, his passion for writing and how NOT overlooking intricate things can make your day at the 38th session of NASSCOM Friday's 2.0.

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It is not about who you know or what you know, but who knows what you know.

It is not about who you know or what you know,

but who knows what you know.

LinkedIn is like being at a business conference… How you conduct and present yourself, and the expectations you have, should be no different at either.

LinkedIn is like being at a business conference…

How you conduct and present yourself, and the expectations you have, should be no different at either.

Dress your profile for the occasion Anyone could be looking at you - ensure you put your best face forward. It should be complete. Your professional headline is like a tagline below a brand; your own ‘Just Do It’ Summary: 30 seconds under the spotlights Keep it updated Your profile is a wiki

Anyone could be looking at you - ensure you put your best face forward.

It should be complete.

Your professional headline is like a tagline below a brand; your own ‘Just Do It’

Summary: 30 seconds under the spotlights

Keep it updated

Your profile is a wiki

LinkedIn Vocabulary Connections Introductions InMail OpenLink Recommendations Answers / Q&A

Connections

Introductions

InMail

OpenLink

Recommendations

Answers / Q&A

i. Your Ever Expanding Rolodex Rolodex 2.0 - social contact building Add Connections: Invite, InMails, Introductions, Classmates, Colleagues, OpenLink Personalise Invites LION - LinkedIn Open Networkers Restrictions & Limited Invites Quality vs Quantity

Rolodex 2.0 - social contact building

Add Connections: Invite, InMails, Introductions, Classmates, Colleagues, OpenLink

Personalise Invites

LION - LinkedIn Open Networkers

Restrictions & Limited Invites

Quality vs Quantity

Have a LinkedIn-thon in office… Good employers should not fear - in fact, they should encourage - employees to be on LinkedIn as it will benefit the organization.

Have a LinkedIn-thon in office…

Good employers should not fear - in fact, they should encourage - employees to be on LinkedIn as it will benefit the organization.

ii. LinkedIn Answers: A Global Focus Group Tap the inherent wisdom of the crowd Ask Questions - keep these lucid, relevant & sensible Answer Read Q&As Save money Public opinion, trendspotting & debates Expand Network Gain expertise points - become a brand on LI

Tap the inherent wisdom of the crowd

Ask Questions - keep these lucid, relevant & sensible

Answer

Read Q&As

Save money

Public opinion, trendspotting & debates

Expand Network

Gain expertise points - become a brand on LI

iii. Networking Plus Go offline - it is all about real people doing real world interaction out there Meet people when you travel Complement conference attendance Stumble upon interesting people Others will find you Stay updated Reconnect

Go offline - it is all about real people doing real world interaction out there

Meet people when you travel

Complement conference attendance

Stumble upon interesting people

Others will find you

Stay updated

Reconnect

iv. Branding & Marketing Yourself LinkedIn gives you an opportunity to brand yourself, and become more visible to the world that matters. Seek Recommendations Answer - gain recognition for expertise Work on your network Promote your LinkedIn profile Update Link to your blogs, websites etc - these complete your profile

LinkedIn gives you an opportunity to brand yourself, and become more visible to the world that matters.

Seek Recommendations

Answer - gain recognition for expertise

Work on your network

Promote your LinkedIn profile

Update

Link to your blogs, websites etc - these complete your profile

v. Hiring People Post vacancies Your network - and their referrals Search Bump into the right people Make money

Post vacancies

Your network - and their referrals

Search

Bump into the right people

Make money

vi. Finding a job you love “ Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life” - Confucius Get discovered - through participation Get referred Find the employer & job you want Need to work hard on it Why LI? Discreet, background checks, settle in faster

“ Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life” - Confucius

Get discovered - through participation

Get referred

Find the employer & job you want

Need to work hard on it

Why LI? Discreet, background checks, settle in faster

vii. Vendors & Service Providers Look up service providers - based on expertise Search Get references - find undiscovered gems

Look up service providers - based on expertise

Search

Get references - find undiscovered gems

viii. Running Background Checks Are they telling the truth? Who? Employees, Employers, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Business Associates Why? Professional trail not easy, people don’t talk, need opinions, traditional references not useful Check for: Q&As, Profile, Recommendations, Network Complement your efforts: Blogs, Websites, Google, Alumni Networks

Are they telling the truth?

Who? Employees, Employers, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Business Associates

Why? Professional trail not easy, people don’t talk, need opinions, traditional references not useful

Check for: Q&As, Profile, Recommendations, Network

Complement your efforts: Blogs, Websites, Google, Alumni Networks

ix. Entrepreneurs: Get Investors & Opinions Sounding Board Landing Partners Investors Attracting Talent Master of all Trades

Sounding Board

Landing Partners

Investors

Attracting Talent

Master of all Trades

x. Selling & Brand Building The demographics speak for themselves Find clients globally Small businesses help one another Viral Effect Corporate Branding How? Advertise, One-on-One, Q&As

The demographics speak for themselves

Find clients globally

Small businesses help one another

Viral Effect

Corporate Branding

How? Advertise, One-on-One, Q&As

The world of business is a small one. LinkedIn just made it even smaller. And if you are still not able to find the person who can help you professionally, it can only mean one thing: You are not on LinkedIn.

The world of business is a small one.

LinkedIn just made it even smaller.

And if you are still not able to find the person who can help you professionally, it can only mean one thing:

You are not on LinkedIn.

A Matter of Etiquette No different from the physical world Don’t spam Send your ‘Thank Yous’ Keep it pure Give, before you expect to receive Show respect, keep it no-nonsense Remember: You are being watched

No different from the physical world

Don’t spam

Send your ‘Thank Yous’

Keep it pure

Give, before you expect to receive

Show respect, keep it no-nonsense

Remember: You are being watched

Happy to connect… Ajay Jain [email_address] +91.99100 44476 www.kunzum.com The India Travel Show Thank You.

Ajay Jain

[email_address]

+91.99100 44476

www.kunzum.com

The India Travel Show

Thank You.

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