LinkedIn: a detailed introduction
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
LinkedIn focuses on your professional world, allowing you to build a network of professionals and enjoy the countless perks that can come with that. This course will act as an introduction to LinkedIn for professional networking. You’ll learn how to set yourself up on LinkedIn, network with peers, stay up to date with your industry, job search, meet people and more.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• An overview of LinkedIn
• Explain different types of accounts
• Explore LinkedIn’s key features and tools
• How to grow your LinkedIn network
• Finding relevant people and organisations to connect with
• How to request and send recommendations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Use the main features of LinkedIn
• Identify ways to start building your network
• Search for new potential contacts
• Join LinkedIn groups as a means to connect with others
• Access available Help and support features.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No prior knowledge of LinkedIn is required, but you should have general computing and internet skills. You should be able to follow spoken instructions, read written instructions and information, and discuss work with your tutor in English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course consists of practical activities, discussions and demonstrations. One to one guidance and support will be given throughout.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You should have access to your existing social media account(s). If you don’t have existing account(s) you will need to have a valid email address and it’s password to sign up for a new account. This will help you to practice the course content during the class and gain valuable hands-on experience.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Twitter for business, Social media for business: introduction, Instagram for business: introduction or intermediate, Facebook for business, Introduction to Facebook, Social media apps tips and tricks, Social media content strategy.
Amber moved to London from Texas in 2001 to complete her MBA in International Marketing. As an Account Director for a student marketing agency, she was an early adopter in using social media in campaigns with high success. After the recession in 2009, she started teaching adults how to use social media to promote their business, often working with career changers who were switching gears after being made redundant to start their own businesses. Her approach is dynamic and engaging, vowing to make the scary world of social media accessible to everyone from the tech-savvy to the technophobe!
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.