The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) at Black Hills State University will host a business seminar on ways to explore new job opportunities using hands-on experience with the leading professional business-to-business online networking platform, LinkedIn. “LinkedIn for job seekers—strategies for success,” will be offered both in Spearfish and Rapid City.

The Spearfish seminar will be held Tuesday, May 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Jonas Hall, room 209 on the BHSU campus. The Rapid City seminar will be held Thursday, May 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the University Center-Rapid City, room 106.

Michelle Kane, owner of Black Hills PR in Spearfish, will present the ”LinkedIn for job seekers” seminar. With over 20 years experience in marketing for a wide range of companies and non-profits, Kane guides her clients in all areas of public relations, marketing strategy and social media. She is an engaging presenter and speaks on entrepreneurship, marketing, social media, and personal growth with an emphasis on using technology to achieve success.  She continues to ensure her clients gain value and see results by her experience, smart strategic thinking, and enthusiasm for going the extra mile.

Join Kane for this hands-on workshop that will guide you through LinkedIn, step by step, with a focus on actively using the platform for the job search process. Areas covered include: profile set-up using  key words, getting and giving recommendations, using applications, groups, events and skills sections for networking, researching companies, people and open positions, how to incorporate LinkedIn into your overall job search strategy (both online and offline) as well as the features of Job Seekers premium, the fee-based component of LinkedIn.

Registration ends Monday, May 7. Cost is $40. For more information or to register visit www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO, or call 605-642-6435.

The SD CEO is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), and is part of a network of more than 110 centers nationwide established through the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership. While services are available to all those interested in entrepreneurship, there is a special emphasis on women, women veterans, Native Americans, the socially and/or economically disadvantaged, and youth entrepreneurs.