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July 14, 2020 14 min
How To Effectively Use LinkedIn To Build Meaningful Connections

Welcome to the episode that is everything related to personal branding, building community and creating meaningful connections. Episode 7 of “WE WERE ON A BREAK” - Ross Voice. The series where the host, Stephen Brent Sargeant (Compliance Consultant to Bitfinex) talks to industry professionals during the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) quarantine and gains industry insights and expertise. In this episode, we sit down with Mehnaz (Naz) Rahman, who was returning back to her Compliance roots in Canada after living abroad in Australia for 8 years. Naz and I discuss using LinkedIn effectively, by building meaningful connections and how to reach top level professionals. We explore many ways she can contribute to the AML community and since this podcast she has been an active contributor to the Foregin Professional Mentorship Association (FPMA) and Toronto "Toronto Compliance And AML Event's (TCAE) - CAMS Study Group.

If you are looking to get into AML or financial crime compliance, this is the podcast to listen to spark some creative ideas for networking and connecting. Enjoy and don’t forget to provide feedback, share with a friend and rate / leave a review.

**This interview was recorded on March 19, 2020

**Disclaimer
The views and opinions expressed in this episode (and all episodes) are those of the host and the guests. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of their employers, contractors or any organization they may be affiliated with now or in the future.

Time Stamps (Return back to your favorite point of the episode):
• (1:41) – IntroTo Naz: From A Masters In Applied Math To Living In Australia For 8 Years
• (3:20) – How To Effectively Narrow Your LinkedIn Connections
• (4:45) – Ways To Maximize Your University Connections
• (5:45) – Why Job Seekers Should Connect With Other Job Seekers
• (6:25) – Look For Opportunities, Not Jobs
• (7:15) – How To Use Recruiters And Your Network As A Supplement
• (8:00) – Connection Etiquette On LinkedIn
• (8:50) – How To Create A Personal Connection With Hard To Reach Professionals
• (9:45) – Choosing The Right Certification And Courses
• (11:18) – Using Research And Writing Skills To Advance Compliance Career
• (12:25) – Writing Skills Are Still In High Demand In AML

Stephen Brent Sargeant (Host)
• Linkedin (Best way to reach me) - linkedin.com/in/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams
• Instagram (Everyday type stuff) https://www.instagram.com/stephen_b_sargeant/
• Twitter (I communicate in GIFs) - https://twitter.com/lifesgt
• Business Related Matters (Let’s Collab): stephenbsargeant@gmail.com

Mehnaz (Naz) Rahman (Guest)
• LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mehnazrahman12345
• Email: mehnaz@gmail.com

Resources (Stephen)
• Stand Out Of The Crowd To Elevate Your Career (Webinar): https://tcae.ca/stand-out-of-the-crowd-to-elevate-your-career
• 5 Ways To Get Started In AML (Guide): https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_a-5-step-guide-to-get-you-started-in-aml-activity-6496345660709830656-95sZ
• Dream Job Checklist (Post): https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_dream-job-checklist-activity-6625374417709080577-kZpV
• Ten Reasons You Aren't Being Considered For The Job: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ten-reasons-you-arent-being-considered-job-sargeant-cams-cbp
• The More You Connect, The More Opportunities You Get: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_aml-compliance-activity-6676091997528330240-2pDp

Background Music
• Goose Goddi (Music Producer) - https://instagram.com/goosegoddi?igshid=1paia8lwy2x3o
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