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Career Development Interest Group - "How to Network Virtually: Optimizing and Leveraging Linked In"
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*FREE* How to network virtually!

When: Monday, February 8, 2016
2:30 - 3:00 PM Registration & Networking; 3:00-4:30 PM Program
Where: Spot Trading Company
440 S. LaSalle, #2200
Chicago 60605
United States
Contact: Lyndy Nierman

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"How to Network Virtually:  Optimizing and Leveraging Linked In" 


Fasten your seat belts.  Join us for a program that will take you well beyond the basics of LinkedIn.


You’ll learn strategies and tactics for developing a robust, searchable LinkedIn profile that will enhance your ability to  “lose at the game of hide and seek”.  This presentation stresses that an optimized LinkedIn profile is not a panacea when it comes to job search and participants will discover that better success can be had by creating a proactive campaign that includes effectively leveraging your LinkedIn network connections to see hidden relationships in target companies.  

The use of Boolean operators, advanced search functions and methods for marrying target company listings and appropriate contact titles via spreadsheet data manipulation will be addressed. Additionally, we’ll  delve into measuring your efforts, wrapping metrics around networking and techniques for leveraging trusted connections to facilitate meetings with key decision makers while growing your professional network. 

It’s a lot of information but Matt will do his best to fit it all into what promises to be a highly interactive meeting.  Matt will also provide highly usable “take away” information in the form of targeted company lists with “pre- programmed” LinkedIn advanced searches.


- LinkedIn Profile Optimization – “How to Lose at the Game of Hide and Seek”

- Using LinkedIn Search to Build and Leverage Your Professional Network.
- Keeping Score –Wrapping Metrics Around Your Networking Efforts


Speaker:  ​Matt Kerr, Kensington International, Vice President, The Laramie Group

Matt Kerr is the Vice President of Search Operations for both Kensington International and the Laramie Group, LLC. His role focuses on business development, client management, optimizing the executive search process and execution of key searches for both companies. Matt has a focus on Human Resources, Sales, Finance and Accounting as well as Supply Chain and Manufacturing functions within multiple industries. He brings more than 25 years of human resources experience including research, executive search, career transition, talent acquisition and human resources management.  Matt has a proven track record in leveraging extensive industry contacts as well as functional groups and organizations to quickly identify and develop top candidates.
Prior to joining Laramie Group, Matt was the North American Practice Lead, Search for BPI Group. He has significant experience in Human Resources which includes leading the Human Resources function for a large engineering firm and 15 years’ experience at Motorola in several positions, including senior human resources management roles.  Additionally, Matt served as a coach with several career management firms.

Matt has a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Keller Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in business from Loyola University of Chicago. He is highly connected to the human resources community. He chaired the Talent Acquisition Interest Group and currently chairs the Social Media for HR Interest Group for the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) and is a Director at Large for the Society of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment of Chicago (STAR Chicago).




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This program is pending for approval for 1.5 credit hours towards PHR/SPHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.