PM Insights Sunnyvale
The PM's LinkedIn Success
LinkedIn is a powerful tool for growing your professional brand. There are hundreds of thousands of project and program managers looking for the next great opportunity. Do you know how to differentiate yourself and take advantage of this valuable tool? Are you seen as an employer/manager of choice? LinkedIn is supposed to be easy, and project managers are smart people, but networking and social media are not skills that most technical professionals have a chance to study.
Is LinkedIn an online resume? An expanded business card? Should you share personal information? Does it matter how many connections you have? Is anyone even looking? Once you have that great profile set up, will employers be lined up at the door to hire you?
This practical and informative workshop will demonstrate how to use the world’s largest business network to powerfully represent yourself both passively if someone you meet looks at your profile and actively to gain attention from recruiters and employers. You will see how LinkedIn can help you enhance your personal brand and promote your expertise as a professional. And you will find out how to dominate searches and establish a powerful online identity.
This session will be beneficial for both people who are relatively new to using LinkedIn and those who’ve had a profile for years, but want to amp up their visibility and use it more effectively.
- Learn how to create an inviting profile that effectively promotes yourself as a project or program manager
- Find out how to choose proper keywords and place them effectively to show up in searches
- Learn how to use LinkedIn to build a network of meaningful relationships that will help you throughout your career
About the Instructor: Sandra Clark
Sandra Clark, LinkedIn Mentoring, is an independent consultant who offers coaching services to help busy professionals build their online brand and showcase their expertise by creating great profiles on LinkedIn. She was chosen as one of ten international LinkedIn members to help facilitate conversations and assist members via the LinkedIn Forums for the Community team pilot. Sandra started her career as a teacher and theatre director before moving into educational administration, working for the University of California system (both UC Berkeley Extension and UCSC Extension) providing corporate training to Silicon Valley for 25 years before starting her own company in 2010.
Meeting Leader: Kuntal Thakore, PMP, CSM
PDU Info: 2.0 - Category A
5:30 PM - Sign In and Networking
6:15 PM - Featured Speaker
8:30 PM - Meeting Adjourn
Food: Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10
Full-time Student: $5 (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring Student ID card to the event)
A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.
PMI Silicon Valley Members: $20
(Only Check or Cash accepted; make checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley")
This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.