LinkedIn Profile Basics

Chicago campuses

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago IL 60611

Past Locations for this Workshop

LinkedIn Profile Basics

Chicago

Chicago campuses

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago IL 60611

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

This workshop is perfect for professionals looking to take control of their career. Learn to leverage the power of the ultimate job search tool, LinkedIn, a platform with over 500+ million users and is used by 93% of recruiters. In this session, you’ll learn how to build a standout, searchable profile to help you to move up, pivot your focus, or find the right next role.

The course is taught by Chicago-based brand strategist, instructor, and coach Karianne Wardell, who brings over 15 years experience leading marketing strategy for some of the worlds biggest brands. She has helped hundreds of individuals apply these same best practices and techniques to tell their professional brand story.

The workshop will focus on how to develop and maintain a profile with a standout, searchable professional description, summary, and experience section that authentically tells your story and quantifies your work experience. ​We’ll also cover how to develop an ongoing engagement with LinkedIn community using status updates, LinkedIn publishing platform and groups. The session is relevant for job seekers and career changers.

Takeaways

  • Learn key LinkedIn concepts and strategies

  • Learn the tools and techniques for crafting a searchable and sellable profile

  • Understand the power of “recommendations” and how to use them

  • ​Tips for building your ​professional brand ​

  • How to optimize your privacy settings and your personal profile for maximum exposure and discoverability

  • Have a completed, personalized LinkedIn to do list

  • Permitting there is time after the Q&A, ​we'll have a working session where you can ask questions and get feedback from the instructors

Prereqs & Preparation

  • ​An open mind and a desire to succeed​

  • Bring a writing utensil and paper for notes

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