Nov

18 2019

TBJL: Tips for Building a Strong LinkedIn Profile

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Contact Nikki Trent
nikki@tbjl.org

In today’s electronic world, more than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find qualified candidates. Today having an online presence – especially on LinkedIn – is critical for job seekers. Why? Because more than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find qualified candidates. In this session, you will review the key components of a LinkedIn profile (from a professional photo, heading, and contact information, to skills, accomplishments, and endorsements). In addition, you will learn how a well-constructed profile 1) presents you as a qualified candidate for the type of position you desire and 2) helps you connect with people who seek you out and/or those who support your job search. Be sure to bring your questions, too!

WHAT IS LINKS:  LINKS is an acronym for Leads, Information, Networking, Know-how, and Strategies. It is an educational and motivational program designed to help candidates prepare for the week ahead and to share conversation, contacts, and job-search information in a relaxed, friendly environment. For the unemployed professional, LINKS is a “place to go” to focus on the job search when others go to work on Monday Mornings. LINKS sessions are free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

LINKS is supported by the Vinik Family Foundation, Jeff and Penny Vinik, Trustees, and the SunTrust Foundation

Goals:

  • Kick-start the week with renewed energy and focus
  • Learn career transition tips from career strategists and industry experts
  • Practice a 30-second commercial in a relaxed, safe environment
  • Exchange ideas, information, and experiences with participants
  • Create an action plan for the week

What We Will Cover:

  • 30-Second commercials
  • The topic of the week
  • Candidate successes and challenges
  • Individual action plans for the week

Materials Needed:
No materials are needed.

Program Length:
1½ hours.  Plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

Who Should Attend:
Unemployed and underemployed individuals looking to work in a professional environment and seeking relevant and practical information or advice regarding the next steps in their job search or career path. This includes individuals in mid-career transition, women re-entering the workforce after a hiatus, military veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce, recent college graduates launching their careers, and mature workers not ready or able to retire.

Cost to Attend: Free.

Dress:
Business casual.
Out of consideration for other participants, we ask that all candidates refrain from wearing fragrances, perfume, and cologne.

Where:

OUR NEW LOCATION
TampaBay-Job-Links
Jack Roth Center for Career Development
1211 N. West Shore Blvd.  Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33607

Reservations Required:
Seating is limited to 18 participants. Please register below, or call (813) 344-0200 by end of day on Thursday, 11/14/19.