We (Mike O’Neil & Lori Ruff) are The LinkedIn Rockstars and we are visiting the Pacific Northwest to deliver a 2-day LinkedIn Retreat in Langley, WA (April 21-22). It is a highly intimate affair aimed at marketing and sales professionals, those tasked with bringing business in the door. The program is hosted by the Langley Center for New Media and Russell Sparkman, Director.
Customers vs. Employers
It is interesting how these very skills map to the job search – finding customers and finding jobs, customers finding you and employers finding you.
While we primarily train corporate sales teams at technology firms to use LinkedIn, many of the skills are highly transferable – to small business AND for career-related activities.
Upon meeting Paul Anderson on LinkedIn (a LinkedIn success story), Mike got the idea to help the local job seeker community and the global job seeker community. Paul liked the idea and this is what we came up with. Hope you like it too!
Regular registration for the 2-day retreat is $548. For most job seekers, this is simply not an option. But there are costs to cover and we maintain a small class size to maximize learning. What is one to do with so many people to help?
Have a contest to gather up the best job seeker LinkedIn tips and award a scholarship, worth $548, to the winner. It can’t be just any contest though.
See the Seattle Times Article for the “full story” and extra LinkedIn tips from Mike O’Neil.
In an age of widely circulated Tip Sheets, we are seeking new, original ideas. The most creative LINKEDIN-related solutions will be weighted the highest.
So, if you are in the greater Seattle area and would like a chance to win the Job Seeker scholarship to the 2-day Retreat, listen up! This individual MUST report back to the rest of the job seeker community by posting comments on this blog.
We (Mike O’Neil & Lori Ruff) will judge and we like ORIGINAL IDEAS and, as rockstars who love shiny objects, award STYLE POINTS. We will highlight other great ideas as well. To be considered, include the term #RockTheWorld in the post somewhere – hint, good tip on Style Points!
Help out your fellow job seekers by contributing YOUR ideas, comment on each other’s comments, and may the best ideas win (for all)!