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How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile


Can't attend in Durham? Ask us about attending remotely at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis or the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Wilmington.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Doors open at 12:00 p.m.
Program begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.
Networking until 3:00 p.m. (bring your business cards)

**Dress code is business or business casual**

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Mir Haynes, the owner of RTP Resumes, will be speaking about How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile. In this seminar, you'll learn how to write a LinkedIn summary that stands out from the crowd, how to brand yourself with a tagline that pops, and how to keep your profile updated without looking like you're job hunting. Other topics we'll cover: the importance of your LinkedIn headshot, getting the most from LinkedIn Groups and LinkedIn Pulse, and how to use advanced networking features. 


Following the presentation, professional photographer Colin Huth, from PhotoC4 will be available to take LinkedIn profile portraits- FREE of charge for all attendees. Remember to come dressed to impress! Tips for what to wear:  choose a professional outfit that is one of your favorites. If you feel good in that outfit, it will show. Solid colors or small patterns in a simple, classic style work best. Steer away from outfits that are all white or all black- in a photo, they don't show up as nicely as other colors. Avoid wild patterns or a very trendy outfit as it might look dated in a few years. Consider a suit jacket, as it frames your body well (just like a picture frame does with art). For women, jewelry is a nice addition, as long as it's simple and not distracting. Similarly, wear simple complimentary makeup- nothing too heavy, shiny or distracting. Colin will be using a white background for the photos.

Open networking will follow. 

As always, hiring managers, HR professionals, executive search and staffing agency professionals, and others seeking experienced available talent are encouraged to attend.

There is no cost to attend but seating is limited, so please register early.

Are you a life science professional interested in networking and exploring biotech job opportunities in North Carolina?

We can help you

  • Connect face-to-face with people in your sector
  • Learn job search skills important for today’s market
  • Meet other life science job seekers, recruiters and company representatives

Join us for the FREE NCBiotech Jobs Network on the last Monday of every month. All North Carolina bioscience professionals are welcome.

We don’t provide lunch, so plan to have yours before or after the meeting. Drinks and light snacks will be served.