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#GoingFar: FREE LinkedIn Workshop for Immigrants

Learn how to maximise the opportunities and benefits of LinkedIn

An optimised LinkedIn profile is critical to your personal brand and professional advancement. Join us for a practical course to help you expand and improve your use of this powerful tool. The workshop has been designed to be interactive, informative and fun! We will use case studies to demonstrate what to do and what not to do, and you will be able to improve your LinkedIn profile during the event. You will learn the best practices to engage with potential employers in this social arena, to effectively present your personal brand and build relationships online.

The workshop will be led by Frank Hattan, who was Head of Field & Inside Sales at LinkedIn for over 6 years and now works as Inside Sales Director at Microsoft, and supported by Vince Connolly, Talent Acquisition Partner at LinkedIn. A short mentorship session with experts from Microsoft will also be held before the workshop (registration required). 

We will also have a photographer on site taking individual pictures of the participants, which you can use on your LinkedIn profile! This is completely optional and will be done during the networking session.

This event is hosted by Microsoft Ireland.

Is it for me?

#GoingFar is an initiative to support non-male immigrants living in Ireland, who work in tech and/or entrepreneurship. If you identify with this, and have little or no knowledge of LinkedIn and would like to advance your skills, then this workshop is for you. It will support you in finding a job, accelerating your business or simply improving your personal brand.

What will I learn?

By the end of the training you will be able to:

  • Understand what LinkedIn is and how it can help you advance your career

  • Build your professional brand on LinkedIn

  • Create a complete profile to attract potential employers

  • Publish interesting and adequate content to maximise engagement

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your laptop with you. As this will be an interactive workshop, you will have the opportunity to make changes to your profile with the instructor!


6:00pm – 6:30pm   Mentoring with Microsoft experts (registration required)

6:30pm – 7:00pm   Networking (food & drinks will be provided)

7:00pm – 9:00pm   LinkedIn Workshop with Frank Hattan

What is #GoingFar?

#GoingFar is an initiative created to address the inequality found in tech and entrepreneurship, with regards to gender and ethnicity. Its first event was a speed-mentoring session held during Startup Week Dublin 2018. Women from 16 countries gathered for 3 hours to have one-on-one sessions with experts in key areas. They also got the opportunity to hear stories from inspiring entrepreneurs, who have achieved success despite the many challenges involved with buying a one-way ticket to a new home and starting a new innovative business. The event had a 100% positive feedback from the participants, with 91.6% stating it surpassed their expectations.

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