LinkedIn is an invaluable resource for anyone who works today — your presence on it is your professional brand, your profile is your resume that never sleeps, and your network is there to be built and tapped when you need it. With over 300 million members and news + original content, LinkedIn can help you become a more productive and successful professional. Join UVa alum and LinkedIn Senior Product Marketing Manager Omar Garriott (Com ‘02), as he teaches the basics of how to get the most out of LinkedIn, whether you’re looking for a job or laying seeds for the next one.
Omar Garriott (Com ’02) is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at LinkedIn, where he focuses on marketing (content + outbound) and product development for students and universities. Prior to LinkedIn he was part of the education vertical at Apple, where he led marketing of iPads to schools (K-20), and Adobe, where he managed product launches to students and schools. He’s also spent time as a Teach for America teacher, nonprofit marketer and lobbyist with College Summit, summer consultant at FSG, and at PR firm Porter Novelli. Omar’s passion for education runs deep, as does his interest in coaching and mentoring, and he envisions himself an entrepreneur someday. He’s proudly public school-educated throughout, with a B.S. in Commerce with distinction from the University of Virginia (2002) and an MBA from UC-Berkeley (2009).