[act-ma] Monday, 4/4: Using LinkedIn to Build Your Professional Network (SoJust ProfDev), 5/2 Art of the Schmooze

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 10:57:21 PDT 2016

*Upcoming ProfDev:*  Mon. 5/2 Art of the Schmooze

*This Monday, 4/4: *Using LinkedIn to Build Your Professional Network
ProfDev 6:00-8:30pm at The NonProfit Center by South Station.

*Fee:* $15 advance/$30 door is split with the trainer.
*Limited space - register ahead of time: *www.sojust.org
Credit cards accepted online and at the door.
*Newcomers always welcomed!*
So you have a LinkedIn account and you’ve set up your profile… Now what?
Ever wondered how LinkedIn could help you improve your career prospects,
and identify and connect with influential people?

*ProfDev: Using LinkedIn to Build Your Professional Network *Many people
sign up on LinkedIn on the advice of their friends or family members, but
never take full advantage of its tools and features. In this interactive
workshop, we will discuss four steps to creating a strategy to actually USE
LinkedIn, based on your personal career goals. You’ll learn how to make
connections on LinkedIn with people in your current networks, research
target connections, reach out to those connections effectively, and keep
your new connections active and current. At the end of this ProfDev, you
will leave with a personalized strategy for making LinkedIn work for you
and with a formula for writing cold messages that actually work.

Please note that this workshop doesn’t focus on creating your profile. If
time permits, we may spend the last few minutes discussing profile writing,
but the majority of this ProfDev will be about how LinkedIn can work for

*ABOUT OUR PRESENTER Alyson Weiss* is passionate about translating abstract
concepts into concrete ideas. She facilitates workshops and meets with
clients privately to help job seekers and career changers build their
online presence and connect strategically with target contacts to meet
their career goals. She is on the board of the Young Nonprofit
Professionals Network Boston and works at Tufts University by day.

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*Socializing for Justice - www.sojust.org <http://www.sojust.org>*

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common
values but may work on different issues. We host socials that allow for the
possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly ProfDev Series
which provides access to affordable professional development to increase
our individual capacity for movement building.

With over 2900 members and nearly 10 years of creating a diverse
cross-issue community in Boston (215+ events!), Socializing for Justice is
the best place to find the great people, organizations and community you're
looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual
orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone
like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

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