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. With many graduate employers searching social media profiles as a standard part of the recruitment process, it pays to have a LinkedIn profile.
Connect with everyone. Peers, classmates, past employers, lecturers. You never know how those connections may pay off Ask for recommendations. Take advantage of all of the connections you’ve already made and ask if they’ll recommend you on LinkedIn Make connections. Send comments, share updates and like things so people know you’re active.
Introduce people if you think they should be connected.
Get access to new grad resources. You can now list projects, honours, organisations and courses you’ve taken, so make sure you include all relevant experience.
Add a photo: research shows that LinkedIn members who add an appropriate photo are far more likely to have their profile viewed by a prospective employer.
Promote yourself: LinkedIn has recently introduced new profiles for graduates, allowing users to list projects, honours, associations, memberships and even courses that you’ve taken while at university. This is all relevant information that can help you stand out from the crowd.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site, operating in over 200 countries and territories.