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How to Use LinkedIn to Network Effectively

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About Course

In this course, you’ll learn how to use LinkedIn to build and maintain connections, how to identify and target specific companies and people, and other great tools you can use when networking — either in person or virtually. We’ll also provide sample scripts of things you can say to the people you want to connect with.

This course was developed through funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation.

What Will You Learn?

  • Learn best practices for connecting with LinkedIn users and recruiters
  • See samples of messages you can send to potential connections
  • Tips on how to build meaningful LinkedIn connections
  • Learn how to get people to say "Yes!" to your requests

Course Content

In this course, you'll learn the basics of hiring methodologies, the importance of using LinkedIn to build and maintain connections, and how to identify and target specific companies and people. We'll also provide sample scripts of things you can say to people you are trying to connect with.

  • Video: Introduction to LinkedIn Networking

How to find people working in your target companies
Do you know the company you want to work with? You can connect with people at that company to learn more about the company, their roles, and more. In this video, you'll learn various ways to search for and connect with people that are currently working with or have previously worked with your target company.

Tips to connect with people on LinkedIn
Learn specific strategies you can use to search for and connect directly with hiring managers, recruiters and other specialists within a company you're interested in.

How to get a “Yes” when connecting with LinkedIn users
Do you find people are often ignoring your requests to connect on LinkedIn? In this video, you'll learn some must-dos and proper LinkedIn etiquette when connecting with LinkedIn users. By the end of this video, you will know how to get a "Yes!" from potential employers and connections.

Cool tools you can use on LinkedIn
This video covers some cool tools you can use to improve and simplify your LinkedIn networking experience.

Building meaningful connections with your LinkedIn network
The work isn't over after you connect with someone. You need to build meaningful connections with people by liking and sharing posts, commenting on announcements from your connections, and more. This video provides specific examples of how you can improve your LinkedIn connections.

Other online networking tips
Networking is now more virtual than ever before. Here are some final tips you can use to make the most of your virtual networking experience.

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2 months ago
11 months ago
It was a great short course to learn about LinkedIn strategies.
12 months ago
good information
1 year ago
Great concise training videos!
2 years ago
very informative
2 years ago
a good refresher on social media strategies!
2 years ago
I really enjoyed this seminar. I also learned quite a few things that I would offer clients advise on - in particular 1/2nd degree matches and also I usually do it without thinking but being regularily on LinkedIn is very important and helpful for career search.
2 years ago
A good match and learned a lot