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Starts August 17, 2015What course participants have to say:
“I have never taken a course like this before, but I not only learned a lot about LinkedIn, but I learned a lot of job search in general. It was extremely helpful and relevant.”“Does exactly what it promises - really useful advice and help on setting up on LinkedIn that works for everyone - I am not applying to live in Canada, but the way the course is taught meant that virtually all of it was still relevant to me.”“Engagement, culturally diverse, hands on, practical!”
Boasting about 300 million users, LinkedIn is undeniably the largest professional network in the world. In recent years, LinkedIn has rapidly gained unparalleled importance in networking, personal branding, and job searching. More than 94% of recruiters and hiring managers reportedly began using LinkedIn to vet candidates, making the professional network a resource that job seekers can no longer afford to overlook.
This five-week course is designed to help participants create a highly functional LinkedIn profile for job search purposes. Each week is designed to get participants one step closer to creating their own expertly-designed LinkedIn profiles. In these five weeks, participants will:
- Understand the importance of using LinkedIn to establish a career in North America.
- Receive step by step instruction from our experts on how to create and improve a profile.
- Create a LinkedIn-style resume.
- Build a LinkedIn network with meaningful contacts.
- Discover ways to drive traffic to the LinkedIn profile.
- Begin using LinkedIn as an effective personal branding tool and take it to the next level.
The information, tools, and tips in this course will benefit anyone who does not already have a solid LinkedIn profile or any profile at all. However, much of the material in this course has been designed specifically for people immigrating to North America, for they face more difficulties in adapting to North American workplace culture and labour market standards. Hence, this course would be especially beneficial for active job seekers who are new to Canada or to the United States, or are preparing to immigrate to these counties.
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Create an expert LinkedIn Profile for Job Search is brought to you by CultureLink, through our ComingtoCanada.org website, your trusted resource for new Canadians. CultureLink is a non-profit organization located in Toronto, Canada with 27 years of experience developing and delivering settlement services to facilitate new immigrants' integration into Canada's diverse communities. We specialize in orienting newcomers, helping them find Canadian mentors, employment and other resources.