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Enter to win a LinkedIn Optimization package from SmartSavvy.me, valued at $250

NetworkinginVan.com are teaming up with our good friends at SmartSavvy.me to offer one lucky winner a LinkedIn Optimization Package.

Say what?

Many of you might be wondering what that is and why you may need it – well trust us, we've seen some LinkedIn profiles and they could use some optimization!

We recommend you checking out this sweet post from NIV – 3 hurdles to creating a powerful and reputation-building LinkedIn profileDon't be invisible!

What you're entering to win:

With over 200-million members (and some serious rank with Google), LinkedIn’s supercharged business network provides you with a platform to personally and professionally brand yourself on the spot and around-the-clock. Smart Savvy will make sure online you is up to par with offline you: switched-on, fluently social and guaranteed to make an impression.

We’ll breathe new life into your LinkedIn Profile. We will:
  • Zero in on your job-seeking objectives and frame you as a prime player in that field through SEO keywords and relevant content
  • Energize and optimize your headline to get you noticed
  • Write you a compelling and professional summary that maximizes your expertise, career goals and personality
  • Produce your skills and specialties inventory
  • Increase your profile traffic from recruiters and business contacts
  • Create your customized URL
  • Ruthlessly review and edit your profile for any typos or errors
  • Include calls to action to spark communication
  • Get you started with a recommendation and referral strategy that best showcases your experience and contributions
What you’ll get:
  • Direct email contact with your Smart Savvy resume/profile writer
  • Five to seven day turnaround (rush orders available)
  • For Vancouverites, a one-on-one session with a Smart Savvy + Associates Recruitment Professional
  • Tips for a brand-building profile picture
  • Strategies for getting social and staying relevant on LinkedIn
  • Assessments
  • Questionnaire

To enter this contest, simply leave a comment below on what benefit you most experience from being on LinkedIn.

For an extra entry, tweet the following:

I just entered to win a @smartsavvy LinkedIn package via @networkinginvan. RT to enter. http://ow.ly/k2Hcg

We will draw a winner on April 24th. Good luck!

Update: Congrats to Christine Tarves who is our lucky winner. 

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22 Responses to Enter to win a LinkedIn Optimization package from SmartSavvy.me, valued at $250

  1. Julianna April 13, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    What I benefit most from using LinkedIn is that I am able to not only show and list the skills that I have but also being able to network and connect with current or past colleagues who share some similar skills sets with me.

  2. Dana April 13, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    I like that I can connect with people from across Canada. I have made invaluable contacts I may never had made otherwise.

  3. Mason Ducharme April 13, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    How do I benefit from LinkedIn? Wow, where do I begin? LinkedIn is like the gift that that keeps on giving. I’ve been approached with job offers on LinkedIn. I receive professional opinion on certain areas that I’m not strong in such as human resources and marketing. There’s a saying, “surround yourself with people better than you if you want to succeed”, LinkedIn does that. 🙂

  4. Samantha April 13, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    As a Business Development Manager, LinkedIn has been an invaluable lead sourcing tool for me.

  5. Lisa C April 14, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    I benefit most from using LinkedIn to stay in touch with other people in my industry.

  6. Abhishek April 14, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    As a young professional, LinkedIn has allowed me to connect with and learn from experts and senior professionals in the industries and companies I am passionate about – automobiles and advertising. It allows me to build an online but humanized relationship with those in my network.

  7. christine mcleod April 14, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    Love Linkedin and my other SM platforms – all for different reasons.
    Twitter is like the cocktail party, Facebook is like the Backyard BBQ and linkedin is like my boardroom- and we need all three.

    🙂
    C

  8. Josh April 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    LinkedIn has helped me to stay current on what my colleagues, old coworkers and old classmates have been up to career-wise and has provided me with invaluable leads for various projects.

  9. Lindsey Munday April 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Love Linked-In for the ability to connect on so many different levels with people, and connect degrees of separation with career prospects.

  10. Andrea April 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    As an independent consultant I’d love to learn how to promote my skills through LinkedIn highlighting past and current clients and how I worked with them! This would help me a lot for new contract leads!:)

  11. Ryan B April 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    The greatest benefit to me is being able to more easily stay up-to-date with colleagues around the world, especially when large time zone changes are at play.

  12. Nicole P April 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    LinkedIn has made it easy to see what skills and connections people I know have. This makes it easy for me to connect people and their skills to each other!

  13. Lindsay April 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    The biggest benefit I receive pre meeting profile building to learn more about that person’s back ground and interest.

  14. Toni Serofin April 16, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    As a self employed person in a creative field, I strongly believe that a robust LinkedIn profile lends credibility to myself and my services. It’s my resume on steroids. LinkedIn is also my primary tool to help my network with info and connections.

  15. Shona Reid April 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    As a recent MBA graduate and job seeker, LinkedIn has been invaluable. First, it helps me to remain actively connected with my current contacts and helps me to expand my network. I am constantly seeking the advice and guidance from senior level professionals in companies or industries that I am interested and passionate about pursuing. Second, LinkedIn has been an amazing resource for applying to jobs. The job listings are great but the real value comes with finding connections and people that can help to facilitate introductions or offer their support.

  16. Harmony Poisson April 17, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    I have found a huge networking benefit to LinkedIn. This has helped me not only meet new business contacts, and make deals but also grow my personal Brand. As I get ready to launch my new company I am very excited to get it on LinkedIn and to start growing its brand/network as well.

  17. Jennie g April 17, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    When researching companies I admire, I love how LinkedIn identifies people into network who are affiliated with those brands.

  18. Arjun Rudra April 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Love that on LinkedIn i can be introduced to a contact, even if I don’t know them personally.

  19. Emilia April 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    The greatest benefit to me is social networking with the interests I like and promoting my new baby blog

  20. Karl April 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    Its so easy to see which of my connections can introduce me to individuals at other organizations

  21. Mark Bakker April 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    What I find the best part of LinkedIn, is that I can separate friends from colleagues. Even though I don’t post private info on facebook, I don’t want all of my coworkers to see that info.

    LinkedIn also establishes tone. When you see someone visited your profile, sends you a message, or asks you to connect, you know that it’s for business purposes, not personal.

  22. Christine April 23, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    LinkedIn is a great way to research before meetings and pitches. A little information can go a long way when it comes to making an impact and building relationships!

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