Experts Connection Presents LinkedIn for Executives: Beyond the Basics, the 2012 Edition

Social Media and Recruiting Expert Jim Durbin New Advanced Tips and Techniques on How to Make the Most of LinkedIn for Business and Career Advancement.

NOVATO, Calif. (May 10, 2012) -- The World Wide Web continues to change the rules of doing business and LinkedIn has become the largest business networking resource on the planet. LinkedIn is the fastest means to get more information about new contacts, potential customers, business partners, and new career opportunities. In the next session of Experts Connection for Executives (, social media headhunter Jim Durbin will offer the latest tips and techniques into how to use LinkedIn to be found by potential employers and others. The webinar entitled, “LinkedIn for Executives: Beyond the Basics (2012 Edition)” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET, (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT), and is sponsored by NETSHARE® (

Designed for executive job seekers and those who are currently employed, this webinar is designed for those who understand the basics of using LinkedIn, and offers advanced techniques in harnessing LinkedIn to find companies, hiring managers, and others who need your expertise. Jim has extensive experience in using social media to research contacts, and he will share his knowledge in how to identify contacts, resources, and colleagues using LinkedIn, and how you can adapt those same techniques to be found by those looking for your talents. During the webinar, Jim will use live demonstrations to show how to search for key contacts and how to react when they find you. He also will demonstrate how to approach live interviews and meetings armed with superior knowledge to achieve your objectives.

This 90-minute session will include advanced techniques for using LinkedIn, including:
- How to read the information hidden in a LinkedIn profile.
- How to find companies hiring in your area, and who they want to hire.
- How to receive instant updates on promotions, terminations, and hires from your LinkedIn connections.
- How to be found by those seeking to hire.
- How to research a contact quickly before a meeting or call.
- How to stand out, both in your profile and on the Web.

LinkedIn says their members conducted 4.2 billion professionally-oriented searches last year, and will do more than 5.3 billion this year. Understanding how to search LinkedIn effectively, and more importantly how to be found, can open new doors, whether you are looking for a new job or looking for new ways to research potential partners and customers,” said Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection webinars. “Jim’s is a master at using LinkedIn for recruiting and his techniques will be invaluable to any professional who wants to take advantage of the most powerful professional network available today.”

The cost of the Experts Connection seminar is $60, $50 for NETSHARE members. Access is provided via web and telephone and a web archive also is available for registrants. For more information, visit the Experts Connection online at

About James Durbin:
Jim Durbin is a retained search headhunter and trainer specializing in social media. As a blogger and business owner, Jim is an expert and frequent speaker on such topics as online employment, recruiting blogs, and using social media in the hiring process. Before starting his own social media company in 2006, Jim was in account management for a national staffing firm where he was a top performer. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and lives in Dallas.

NETSHARE ( is a confidential, membership based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.

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