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Donna Schilder

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Leadership, Career, & Business Coach

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Donna Schilder

LinkedIn Checklist

☐ Determine Whether Premium LinkedIn Account Needed
☐ LinkedIn Profile

☐ Review LinkedIn Profile Examples
☐ Turn off Status Updates If in Confidential Job Search (Turn Back On After Major Overhaul of Profile)
☐ View Profile As Seen By Those Viewing Your Profile Vs. Edit Mode
☐ Understand LinkedIn SEO

☐ Top 3 SEO Keyword Spots: Headline, Job Titles in Experience Section, Skills Section

☐ Create Keyword List (Use for Headline, Job Titles, Skills Section, Summary, Experience Descriptions, Education Descriptions)

☐ Job Titles – Top Priority
☐ Skills
☐ Put Keyword List in Priority Order

☐ LinkedIn Top Card

☐ Your Picture
☐ Headline (Keywords SEO)
☐ Your Contact Information
☐ Your Profile Address
☐ Phone, Email, IM
☐ Background Picture

☐ Formatting for the Screen
☐ Summary

☐ First Person Description (Human Voice) with Benefits / Results
☐ Specialties
☐ Industries
☐ Location

☐ Experience

☐ Job Titles (Keywords SEO)

☐ Skills & Endorsements (Keywords SEO)
☐ Education
☐ Recommendations
☐ Accomplishments (Optional Sections that Can Be Added Add):

☐ Publications
☐ Courses
☐ Certifications
☐ Organizations,
☐ Volunteering
☐ Honors & Awards
☐ Projects
☐ Languages

☐ Re-Order Sections For Emphasis
☐ Build Your Network
☐ LinkedIn Groups (Up to 100 – SEO)

☐ Job Specific
☐ Career Specific
☐ Industry Specific
☐ Company
☐ Special Interest
☐ Alumni
☐ Company Alumni
☐ Job Search

☐ Be Active on LinkedIn (SEO)

☐ Connect to People (Build Your Network)
☐ Revise Your Profile
☐ Join Groups
☐ Give & Get Recommendations
☐ Add Skills
☐ Get Endorsements
☐ Post Status Updates
☐ Post Blog Posts
☐ Participate in Groups

LinkedIn Job Search Check List

☐ Jobs Tab

☐ Search for Jobs
☐ Set up a Job Alert

☐ Group

☐ Join Job Search Groups
☐ Join Alumni Groups
☐ Join Industry Groups
☐ Join Career Groups
☐ Join Company Groups
☐ Search for Jobs Under Group Jobs Tabs (Free postings for employers)
☐ Link to Recruiters
☐ Link to Hiring Managers

☐ Ask for Informational Interviews

☐ Link to People in Target Companies, Industries, Careers

☐ Ask for Informational Interviews

☐ Link to Recruiters

☐ Advanced Search
☐ Search Connection’s Connections

☐ Link to Hiring Managers
☐ Link to Well Connected People
☐ Set Up Informational Interviews

 

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