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LinkedIn Guys' Online Masterclass

UBC Sauder, in partnership with LinkedIn Guys, is giving you access to a LinkedIn online masterclass at a special price!

This online masterclass is an on-demand course that focuses on the 20% of LinkedIn tactics that drive 80% of career results. Every single technique is demonstrated on-screen, complete with checklists to guide your mastery:


Know What People Say About You in the Company - Jorg L. Spenkuch

Ellen Kullman, CEO of the 3D printing startup Carbon, is no stranger to leading a company through crisis. Before becoming the CEO of the California-based company, she spent 27 years with chemical giant DuPont—seven of them as its CEO. She was the first woman to lead the more than 200-year-old company.

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LinkedIn for Career Navigation: The Most Useful Business Skill

Having led education marketing at LinkedIn, Jeremy Schifeling and Omar Garriott have compiled the most advanced techniques to help you enhance your careers. From understanding how recruiters use the platform, to finding alumni referrals at just about any job in the world, get a crash course on LinkedIn's essential techniques.

7 Better Ways to Answer "What Do You Do?"

The Muse
Author: Amanda Berlin

It's fascinating and helpful how the answer to this question gives people a sneak peek into what we do and who we are. It’s get-to-know-you shorthand. However, it can be rather daunting; when labels go wrong, they can lead to stereotypes. Here are ways to answer "What do you do?", so that you keep control on who you get to be in the mind of the person you’re talking with.


3 Ways to Answer "What Do You Do?" When You're Unemployed

The Muse
Author: Sara McCord

Coming face-to-face with this common question can feel uncomfortable if you’ve recently quit or lost your job. However, there’s no reason you should have to feel bad or give an awkward answer. This article prepares you with ways to gracefully answer “What do you do?” to impress new connections despite an (unintentionally) tough question.


Networking & Informational Interviews Career Kit

Approximately 70% of jobs are secured through networking, which makes it the most effective way to find work. But networking can be a challenge - what’s “business casual” or “business formal”? What if you don’t know what to say at networking events? Read this toolkit and learn to put your best foot forward for building relationships and jumpstarting your career. 


LinkedIn & Online Presence Career Kit

What do you do when you’re curious about someone? Chances are, you Google them. Employers and recruiters do the same thing when considering candidates for a job. That’s why it’s important for you to build a strong personal brand online.


How to Email Someone You Haven't Talked To in Forever

Staying in touch with others is like exercising—the longer you don’t do it, the harder it is to get started again. Yet, maintaining a strong and wide network is a key to having a successful career, and the gateway to many valuable opportunities. So what do you do if you want to take advantage of these opportunities, but you’ve fallen out of touch with a former colleague, boss, or classmate? This article will help you make reconnecting with old contacts less awkward and more productive and beneficial for both parties.


3 Steps to Creating the Perfect LinkedIn Profile

The key to impressing viewers of your profile is to grab their attention with your engaging personal story. Follow these three steps to ensure that your profile reflects who you are and who you want to be.

 #1: Set the stage - Tell a concise but compelling story with your summary and job descriptions.

Your career journey reveals what you care about, stand for and value. Before sharing that with the world, consider the audience you want to reach, what you want them to learn or do, and how you want them to feel.


Introducing: the email template that'll get you a meeting with anyone you ask

Trying to reach someone you don't know through email is tough. And if he or she is busy, it can feel impossible. But Aja Frost has been creating and testing email templates to find out how to reach just about anyone. And she found a winner. You literally just have to fill in the blanks.

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