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Job seekers 102: Getting the most out of LinkedIn
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PST)
Looking for work? What’s your strategy? Take this hands-on workshop on LinkedIn and find out how to get the most out of pitching yourself, networking, and finding jobs on this essential platform. Learn about:
- Creating a powerful profile that will get the attention of hiring managers
- Networking on LinkedIn to find jobs before they get listed
- How LinkedIn groups can help you--or waste your time
Bring something to take notes with and bring a wireless enabled laptop or netbook, if you have one. Participants should have a basic knowledge of using a web browser and have Firefox or Google Chrome browers installed (preferred).
Q&A will be a part of the session.
Class fee for session includes class materials and personalized recommendations. A drop in session at our clinic is included with the premium tickets.
INSTRUCTOR: Susan Mernit is the founder of Oakland Local and a recognized national expert in using social media for personal branding, business and civic engagement. Mernit is a nationally active trainer and coach for organizations including The John S and James L Knight Foundation, JAWS (Women in Journalism), and The Knight Digital Media Center at USC Annenberg School of Journalism. She was a Senior Fellow for the Reporting on Health project at USC Annenberg School of Journalism and works as a Circuit Rider for the Knight Community Information Challenge.
When & Where
Oakland Local Academy
Want to sharpen your online tech and social media skills? Oakland Local Academy is the premier East Bay resource for learning how to use social media, market your business or organization online, and learn how to tell--and share--your own story. We also offer special workshops for job seekers.
Oakland Local Academy is the acclaimed training division of Oakland Local, the East Bay's most-visited non-profit news & community web site.
We're committed to offering affordable, high-quality training, mentoring and follow-up to Oakland-area residents, non-profit and community workers and business people. We also support tech and media entreprneurs through our leading role in InOak, an organization we helped start focusd on tech innovation in Oakland.
Oakland Local Academy is a tool that can help in job creation, better employment and speaking truth to power. To join our mailing list,email email@example.com
See oaklandlocal.com/trainings for more information.
If you'd like to sponsor a training for your group, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org