Oct 23, 2015
Event Type: Webinars
LinkedIn currently has 380 million users, and that number is growing by 2 new users per second. LinkedIn is being used in 200 countries worldwide and in 20 languages. In spite of the fact that LinkedIn is recognized as the must-have social platform for professionals, LinkedIn officials estimate that only about 50% of its subscribers have optimized their profiles, and even fewer are using LinkedIn to its full advantage.
Many people think that LinkedIn is only for those who are out of work and looking for a new job, but recruiters are increasingly looking for talent on LinkedIn and are approaching people who are currently employed. If you aren’t keeping your profile up to date and fully optimized and you aren’t participating in discussions related to your industry or professional field, you may be missing out on a great new opportunity that could be the difference between staying stuck where you are and being offered an opportunity for a wonderful new job or endeavor!
In this webinar, Kitty Boitnott will walk you through the specific steps you need to take to optimize your profile and how to use some of LinkedIn’s under-used features to make your own profile (and you) stand out from the crowd.
Kitty Boitnott, Ph.D., NBCT (Educ ’00) is a former educator turned Life Strategies, Stress Management, and Career Transition Coach specializing in working with teachers who are experiencing the painful symptoms of job burnout. She also works with mid-career professionals who find themselves at a career crossroads, whether by chance or by choice. To date, she has coached 100+ individuals from all around the world including Egypt, Spain, Ireland, and Canada as well as most of the 50 states in the U.S.
Kitty has been providing training on how to optimize LinkedIn profiles for over a year. She volunteers her time to two groups in Richmond, Virginia that are dedicated to helping mid-career professionals find new jobs when their old jobs have disappeared.
Kitty also offers workshops and keynote messages on the topics of stress management and work-life balance for busy professionals. She is the author of the eBook, Stressed, Stretched, and Just Plain Overwhelmed: A Guide to Managing Your Stress and Creating a Greater Sense of Work-Life Balance. The eBook is available free of charge on Kitty’s website at http://teachersintransition.com.