On the 10th Anniversary of LinkedIn, J.D. Gershbein invited everyone to the LinkedIn Town Hall Meeting at the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium sponsored by Linda Wolf from JVS Chicago on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, hosted by the Harold Washington Public Library in Chicago. Greg from the Business & Technology Department introduced the LinkedIn Town Hall Meeting at 5:30 PM.

Linda Wolf presented the Speaker, J.D. Gershbein who is one of the world’s top LinkedIn scholars since the inception of the business social network.  Since 2009, J.D. Gershbein has popularized the LinkedIn Town Hall Meeting.  Career Moves JVS Chicago endorses this Open Forum by LinkedIn which networks and gathers the professional community in person to present Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and challenges to be answered by J.D. Gershbein during the live public LinkedIn session.

In 2009, President Barack Obama staged a series of town hall meetings as a means of dealing with the irrepressible controversy over the country’s healthcare delivery system.  Borrowing that strategy, J.D. Gershbein, Consultant and Speaker for LinkedIn Best Practices, held a number of town hall meetings at various venues dedicated to answering questions on LinkedIn. These were well attended and extremely well-received.

The latter half of 2012 will go down as the period during which the LinkedIn site underwent the most radical transformational change in its history. Many people are still trying to find their way on this social networking site as it continues to evolve. There are more features coming, new strategies to learn and incredible benefits that are possible for those who opt to do the work. The premise of LinkedIn remains the same:  People are looking to make quality connections, land a job, advance an existing career, develop a strong, recognizable brand, and generate new business opportunities. For many, that is easier said than done.

In light of all the changes, and to help people cope with LinkedIn overwhelming business social network, J.D. Gershbein is reprising the LinkedIn Town Hall Meeting. This event, in partnership with Career Moves at JVS Chicago, was held on Monday evening, June 3, 5:00 – 8:00 PM, at the Harold Washington Library in beautiful downtown Chicago. After delivering a brief LinkedIn Introduction and Overview, J.D. Gershbein and Linda Wolf at Career Moves at JVS Chicago, opened up the floor to Frequently Asked Questions— from LinkedIn Subscribers and YOUR own impending questions. The LinkedIn community brought up subscribers Questions over two microphones, one on each side of the Auditorium at the Harold Washington Public Library.

At 7:30 PM, Lori from JVS Chicago reminded the Speaker J.D. Gershbein to conclude his speaking LinkedIn session for public questions and answers from subscribers.   Afterwards, attendees queued up to get information on any LinkedIn-related issue at whatever level of difficulty they presented.

  1. How do you remove connections from your own LinkedIn network subscribers and will they be notified?
  2. What is the deal with LinkedIn Endorsements?
  3. How do you handle Endorsements?
  4. What happens when the LinkedIn Endorser is not known to you?
  5. Why do you need to get LinkedIn Recommendations?
  6. Is there an optimal number of recommendations required for LinkedIn?
  7. How to write the LinkedIn Summary?
  8. How is the LinkedIn Profile different from a Résumé?
  9. How do you manage LinkedIn Groups?

10. How do you communicate with the LinkedIn network?

11. How do you write the LinkedIn Profile to reach prospective employers?

12. Do you have Tips and Suggestions for the LinkedIn Headlines?

13. Where are the answers for a Million LinkedIn questions by subscribers?

The LinkedIn Help Center online provides all the answers to frequently asked questions by subscribers  http://help.linkedin.com/app/home/

In addition, the LinkedIn Help Forum online has the support of the LinkedIn network community with recent discussions.  One can always Ask LinkedIn http://help.linkedin.com/app/ask