Using LinkedIn as a Graduate or Undergraduate

With 227 million members and growing strong, LinkedIn is the world’s largest business network, providing the perfect opportunity for students and young professionals to build professional relationships and establish successful and fulfilling careers. 

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With many graduate employers searching social media profiles as a standard part of the recruitment process, it pays to have a LinkedIn profile. Follow us on LinkedIn ›

What you should be doing on LinkedIn

LinkedIn allows users to create a profile which acts as a powerful platform to market your skills, tell your story, show off your experience and interact with insights from peers and colleagues. Here are our five tops tips for what you should be doing to make the most of LinkedIn.

  • 1

    Connect with everyone

    Peers, classmates, past employers, lecturers. You never know how those connections may pay off.

  • 2

    Ask for recommendations

    Take advantage of all of the connections you’ve already made and ask if they’ll recommend you on LinkedIn.

  • 3

    Be active

    Send comments, share updates and like things so people know you’re active. Introduce people if you think they should be connected.

  • 4

    Add a profile picture

    Research shows that LinkedIn members who add an appropriate photo are far more likely to have their profile viewed by a prospective employer.

  • 5

    Stand out from the crowd

    Promote yourself! You can now list projects, honours, organisations and courses you’ve taken, so make sure you include all your relevant experience.

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