Dear Tech Pro,
Still struggling to make LinkedIn effective for you?
If you are, that’s understandable!
In this age of Information Overload, the amount of content out there about what professionals should and should not be doing on LinkedIn is staggering, to say the least.
Here’s the real deal: LinkedIn is important for today’s professional, and not just when you are in job search mode.
Colleagues and potential clients alike are checking you out on LI. Recruiters are scouring its depths each day to find potential candidates. And hiring managers are reading through your profile. It’s also quickly becoming a great way to size up internal company culture.
So it is a tool you should be using … effectively.
Having said, that it doesn’t mean you have to do everything or that you must become a LinkedIn phenom all of a sudden. But taking a little time to find out how LinkedIn can best used to serve you and your goals is good career management in today’s world of work.
Of course you can do all these things on your own; that’s how you probably did them in the past. Now you no longer have to go it alone and hope that you are doing everything right.
Support structures that are backed by a strong team are the hallmark of any strong business model, and they should be the hallmark of today’s wisest “corporate entrepreneurs” (sorry, that’s a shameless plug for my book UNCOMMON with Brian Tracy, Summer 2015, where I talk about “corporate entrepreneurship”).
LinkedIn Crash Course
So with that said, we’ve devised some “crash courses” to help you get the most from our background and expertise. Our #1 most needed crash course is without question our LinkedIn Crash Course. Created by Sue Sacco, our concierge Job Search Agent, and myself with materials compiled by Sheree Van Vreede, my bride and our quality control and market watchdog (she’s the thought leader who keeps us on the cutting edge of our industry), this course is a 1-1 session that is customized to meet your needs.
Conducted by either Sue or myself, this crash course is guaranteed to (1) get you up to speed without taking too much of your time (1-2 hours tops), (2) give you a strategy tailored to your goals (new job or future career advancement), and (3) provide you with the certainty that you need to know only what you need to know and the convenience of not having to spend hours of free time doing the wrong things or reading up on all the latest LinkedIn hype.
“When I first met the ITtechExec team, I was just starting entering the job market after a 9-year tenure with with Fortune 100 tech company. I was on LinkedIn in the sense that I had a profile and several connections, and I was a follower (not much of a participant) in several groups. I kept hearing a lot of hype about LinkedIn and how vital it was during a job search, but I didn’t really ‘get’ it. I found some openings posted and talked with a few recruiters, but it didn’t seem to be anything more than that. Then I took the crash course with Stephen and discovered there was much more to how I should be approaching LinkedIn. It’s safe to say that it changed my outlook on my job search as well as my approach. And now that I’ve landed a new gig, it’s even more valuable as the information I learned has made me much more strategic in my career management efforts without taking up all my spare time.” Ahmed R., Product Engineer, Boston, MA
How It Works
Our crash course starts out with some preliminary information gathering that includes a few questions for you to answer and an assessment of the current state of your LinkedIn profile/usage. We will then prepare a report for you that we will share during a 45-minute phone/Skype session with you that will go through how to maximize your time on LinkedIn based on where you are today. We will also share course materials and provide follow-up to see how things are going after the course.
Sounds simple? It is!
Interested in Our Other Crash Courses?
In addition to the LinkedIn crash course, we have three other courses, all focused on key elements of today’s job search/career advancement. Like the LinkedIn Crash Course, they are all customized, 1-1 sessions with course material, require no more than 1-2 hours of your time, and are just $295.
Salary Negotiation Crash Course: Our most popular course conducted by me, here we dive into the nuances of salary negotiation to look at how to “win” by focusing the discussion on value, not experience. Most people try to negotiate from a position of experience, thinking that should “sell” it. Instead we devise a strategy for how to shift the discussion to one of value.
Video Interviewing Crash Course: The higher up the corporate ladder you go, and especially if you are dealing with global companies, the more likely it is that you will face video interviewing. This course includes a mock video interview session with subsequent analysis. Even if you don’t end up having a video interview, you can still benefit from a third-party analysis of your interviewing strategy (notice I did not say “skills,” I said “strategy”).
Recruiter Engagement Crash Course: As you either work with Sue on obtaining our customized recruiter list or the full-service recruiter matching campaign (where Sue takes the list and makes the introductions on your behalf) or pursue recruiters on your own, you will begin to engage with recruiters who respond and show interest in you and your background. Sometimes it is great; other times it is a confusing world. When recruiters come to you, things can be good, but when you reach out to them, then things can get complicated. I have many recruiter connections, and admittedly, they will tell me that they often say one thing when they mean another. So it is wise to get educated on “recruiter speak.”
Bundled Savings Options:
If you’re interested in more than one of our courses, we offer some bundled savings options:
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