Mar 20 – Mar 21
LinkedIn is one of the largest social networks specifically geared towards working professionals and job seekers. This workshop will introduce job seekers to the LinkedIn platform and how it can enhance the job seeking experience. This workshop will focus on the web based version of the platform using a Windows or Mac computer. Future workshops may focus on mobile platforms based on consumer demand.
By the end of the workshop, the instructor will cover a wide variety of topics including:
- Introduction to the LinkedIn platform of services
- Creating or revising user profile including photograph and work/educational experience
- Basic and advanced search functionality
- Adding and communicating with connections
- Researching companies for employment opportunities
- Searching for and applying to job postings
- Joining and contributing to LinkedIn Groups
- Using built in messaging to communicate with other users
- Student should be a current DOR consumer with an active authorization to cover the workshop fees OR
- Pay Workshop fee using a valid credit, debit card or cash.
- Student should have access to a computer and be capable of accessing the internet for the duration of the workshop. Students without their own laptop will have one provided for them to use during the workshop.
- All students should have intermediate technology skills and be comfortable navigating and entering data on web pages.
- Students using assistive technology should be competent as the workshop will not be focused on the use of AT. Instructor will not be focusing on how to use assistive technology throughout the duration of the workshop.
- Students should plan to stay for the entire length of the workshop. The manager of the Lighthouse Employment Immersion Program must approve partial attendance in writing.
The workshop will take place at the LightHouse headquarters in San Francisco at 1155 Market Street. Students will reside in the Lighthouse dormitories for the duration of the workshop. Food and social activities will be provided.
The workshop will last two days giving students 12-14 hours of instructor led training with additional time set aside for independent work. Attendees should report at the Lighthouse at 8:00 on the first day. The workshop will begin promptly at 8:30. Proposed dates are Wednesday, February 20, 2019 and finishing Thursday, February 21, 2019.
Agenda and Curriculum:
- A detailed list of pre-workshop Preparation Assignments will be furnished at the time of Registration
- A detailed Agenda will be furnished at time of Registration
- Each student will receive copies of the Pre-Workshop Assignments, Agenda and Workbook electronically
To register or inquire further, contact Employment Immersion Coordinator Wanda Pearson at 415-694-7359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.