PART 2:
MAKING CONNECTIONS
FINDING INTERNSHIPS/JOBS
Bryant University
Amica Center for Career Education
Why Use LinkedIn?
• Build your professional identity
• Make connections
• Find internship & job opportunities
• Research &...
Complete your profile
• Before you invite others to connect, be sure that your
profile is complete!
• Complete profiles ar...
Build your personal connections
• Start with who you know
• Upload your online address book from your email account
• Alwa...
Network
• Join Groups
• Groups can help you form new connections & inform you about industry-related
trends/information
• ...
Find Alumni
Use the Find Alumni tool to:
Make a Stronger Connection
• Find Bryant alums that work for a specific company
a...
Find Alumni
Use the Find Alumni tool to:
Explore Your Path
• Check out what alums studied at Bryant and
what skills they i...
Find Alumni
Use the Find Alumni tool to:
Research Graduate Schools
• See which schools place graduates in the types of job...
Invitation to Connect
Send a personal invitation to Connect
• Personal invites express a shared interest or affiliation
Pe...
Follow-Up Etiquette
• After someone you invite connects with you,
follow up with an email, phone or in-person connection
•...
Get Noticed through your LinkedIn Profile
• KEYWORDS – find examples from job descriptions you’re
going after or profiles ...
Student Jobs Portal
• https://www.linkedin.com/studentjobs
Company Pages
• Follow companies of interest
• Find people you know who work at the company
• Learn about job postings wit...
Additional Resources
• Stand Out from the
Competition (slideshare)
• Building a Professional
Network (video)
• Turning Rel...
For Questions Contact:
Amica Center for Career Education
Located in the Unistructure, next to Salmanson Dining Hall
Phone:...
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Bryant University - Linkedin part 2

  1. 1. PART 2: MAKING CONNECTIONS FINDING INTERNSHIPS/JOBS Bryant University Amica Center for Career Education
  2. 2. Why Use LinkedIn? • Build your professional identity • Make connections • Find internship & job opportunities • Research & follow companies • Get the latest news & insights you need to be great at what you do
  3. 3. Complete your profile • Before you invite others to connect, be sure that your profile is complete! • Complete profiles are 40x more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn • Adding a profile photo makes your profile 7x more likely to be viewed by others
  4. 4. Build your personal connections • Start with who you know • Upload your online address book from your email account • Always connect with people you trust and have “some connection with” even if you don’t know them personally - such as a Bryant alum • It is not recommended that you connect with total strangers
  5. 5. Network • Join Groups • Groups can help you form new connections & inform you about industry-related trends/information • Start with Bryant University Alumni groups • Consider joining groups related to your professional interests • Select Groups from drop down menu and type in a key word such as “Finance” or “Politics” • You will see examples of LinkedIn Groups you can join – just click
  6. 6. Find Alumni Use the Find Alumni tool to: Make a Stronger Connection • Find Bryant alums that work for a specific company and could potentially help you get a foot in the door. Search Results = 362 Bryant alumni, with LinkedIn profiles, work at Fidelity Investments
  7. 7. Find Alumni Use the Find Alumni tool to: Explore Your Path • Check out what alums studied at Bryant and what skills they indicate are important. • See were they are working today and what experiences they had along the way. • Learn from those that have gone before you!
  8. 8. Find Alumni Use the Find Alumni tool to: Research Graduate Schools • See which schools place graduates in the types of jobs you want. • Search for a school you’re interested in, select a relevant field of study, and you’ll get a top 25 list of employers that have hired graduates.
  9. 9. Invitation to Connect Send a personal invitation to Connect • Personal invites express a shared interest or affiliation Personal Invitation Example #1: I am a Sophomore studying Finance at Bryant University and I hope to someday work as a Financial Analyst. I would like to connect with you, as an alum, to learn more about your career path. Please consider adding me to your professional network on LinkedIn. Personal Invitation Example #2: I am a graduating Senior with a major in Marketing. I have applied to a position with Hill Holiday and am looking to make a stronger connection with the company. Please consider adding me to your professional network on LinkedIn. The LinkedIn standard invitation is not recommended when connecting with someone you don’t know very well
  10. 10. Follow-Up Etiquette • After someone you invite connects with you, follow up with an email, phone or in-person connection • ALWAYS be clear about what you are asking for (usually information) • NEVER ask someone to find you a job or internship • ALWAYS write a thank you note for any help you receive! • ALWAYS keep in contact and let your network know about your success. Return favors when you can!
  11. 11. Get Noticed through your LinkedIn Profile • KEYWORDS – find examples from job descriptions you’re going after or profiles of people who have the jobs you want and add them to your Skills & Summary sections. • UPDATE YOUR STATUS – Stay on the radar with your contacts by updating your LinkedIn status when you’ve found a new job or accomplished something great. • STAY ACTIVE IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS – After you join a LinkedIn group, post your opinions, share relevant articles or ask questions.
  12. 12. Student Jobs Portal • https://www.linkedin.com/studentjobs
  13. 13. Company Pages • Follow companies of interest • Find people you know who work at the company • Learn about job postings with the company • Find similar types of companies • Discover what’s new at the company
  14. 14. Additional Resources • Stand Out from the Competition (slideshare) • Building a Professional Network (video) • Turning Relationships into Opportunities (video) • Researching and Prepping for Interviews (video) • LinkedIn Quick Tip Handouts
  15. 15. For Questions Contact: Amica Center for Career Education Located in the Unistructure, next to Salmanson Dining Hall Phone: (401) 232-6090 Email: careers@bryant.edu Website: http://career.bryant.edu/ • Bryant Career Connection (BCC) • Events Calendar Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM
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