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What do people see when they google your name? Does LinkedIn help your personal brand or not?  

This summer PLUGGEDIN is offering a three-part LinkedIn workshop taking place on three consecutive Tuesdays -Aug. 6, 13 and 20, which will be limited to 15 participants.  

Do you wonder  

  • if you are getting the most out of your LinkedIn profile?
  • what might others may see when they google your name?
  • if you are doing all that you can to build your personal brand?
  • how you can amp up your LinkedIn profile and your brand?

Wonder no more! This August, GET PLUGGEDIN to making LinkedIn work for you! Here is what's happening each week:

Week 1

  • Bette YipPhotographer Bette Yip will take head shots of you for your LinkedIn profile and to be used as a gravatar.  
  • Using a variety of resources, you will assess your online identity to determine how you are seen on the World Wide Web.

Week 2 

You will:

  • Upload your new image to LinkedIn profile   
  • Create (or update) your gravatar   
  • Create relevant google alerts  
  • Create a google+ account  
  • Discuss in-person and online networking tips
Week 3 

Nancy PrattNancy Pratt,Assistant Director, Career Development for the Heller School at Brandeis Universitywill pull up your LinkedIn profile on the Community Room's large screen.  

Nancy will spend about 5-7 minutes on your profile and provide feedback on your professional headline, industry and summary.


This is what else you need to know: 

  • The series will be limited to 15 attendees.  
  • Look for the registration email next week.    
  • There will be a $30 reservation fee. (Attendees will receive a $10 refund upon arrival at each session they attend. Participants who attend all 3 sessions will be reimbursed in full, making this series free.)     
  • Attendees must have a LinkedIn profile that is at least 85% complete (see email next week as to what sections must be completed)  
  • Attendees must be laptop proficient. If you own one, please bring it. Laptops will be available for attendees who do not own a laptop.

At the end of the series, you will have:

  • 3 professional head shots, already sized for use on LinkedIn and as a gravatar 
  • assessed how you are represented on the Internet with tips on improving your personal brand on the World Wide Web
  • concrete tips from Nancy Pratt on how to improve your LinkedIn profile  
  • the tools you need to optimize your LinkedIn profile and your personal bran
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email me at mmeagher at yournextquest.com
I hope to see you there!

Michèle Meagher

Program Coordinator

Where & When

Robbins Library Community Room

700 Mass. Ave.

Arlington, Massachusetts 02476
Tuesdays, Aug. 6, 13 and 20
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Event begins at 7 p.m.