Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — On February 12, 2013, Deep Nishar (LinkedIn's Senior Vice President of Products and User Experience) personally thanked Jeff Zelaya for being part of the LinkedIn community and in the top echelon of it's LinkedIn members. Since joining LinkedIn in 2009, Jeff has seen the potential of LinkedIn and has achieved great professional success in strategically using the website.
After achieving personal success, Jeff made it his mission to evangelize and to teach people how they too could use the LinkedIn to achieve results and build a strong professional network. Over the past 3 years Jeff has been hired as a LinkedIn Keynote Speaker and Trainer by dozens of colleges, universities and organizations to teach them and their students how to strategically use LinkedIn.
Daniel Velastegui, one of the students at his workshop had this to say about Jeff "Great public speaker. Gave us a bigger inside into LinkedIn and the value of networking. I recommend him 100%."
Jairo Ledesma the Assistant Director of Career Management Services at Florida International University shared his thoughts about Jeff's Keynote Speech "At FIU he “blew the house down” with an inspiring presentation to our graduating students in our Executive Protégé Initiative. I have reached out to him on several occasions for guidance on social media and personal branding."
Being in the Top 1% of LinkedIn Profiles, Jeff Zelaya joins other LinkedIn experts such as: Lewis Howes, Melonie Dodaro, Viveka vonRosen, Neal Schaffer, Nathan Kievman, Donna Serdula and Rick Itzkowich. Jeff Zelaya also has the distinct honor of being one of LinkedIn's Most Recommended member under the age of 30 having received over 160 recommendations from his students, colleagues, clients and bosses.
Being in the Top 1% however is not all that it's cracked up to be either. LinkedIn has attracted a lot of slack for giving out this special honor. Jeff Zelaya blogged about the negative side of being one of LinkedIn's Most Viewed Profiles. The blog post attracted LinkedIn members that were on both sides of the fence. Some enjoyed being recognized by LinkedIn for being in the top 10% or better but others didn't seem too thrilled by this accomplishment.
No matter where you stand, one thing is for sure LinkedIn is an amazing tool that if used strategically and correctly could help you find the career of your dreams, develop your business, build your network, learn from thought leaders, experts and so much more.
If you would like to learn more about how you could book LinkedIn speaker Jeff Zelaya. Click the following link: http://jeffzelaya.com/linkedin-speaker/
Claire Edith Bernavil