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Graduates Launch Your Career On Linkedin

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A brief guide for graduates to setting up your profile on Linkedin

A brief guide for graduates to setting up your profile on Linkedin


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  • 1. A Graduate’s Guide to
  • 2. What is ?
    LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 55 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals.
  • 3. How does it Work?
    When you connect with an individual you then have a a symbol appear. This means you are directly connected.
    The person you connect with will also have their own connections which you will be able to see and a symbol will appear next to their names. These are called 2nd degree contacts and they are now in your network
    With 2nd Degree contacts you cannot see their connections from their homepage but they will come up in searches. These are 3rd degree + contacts.
  • 4. Why do it?
    Build a professional online presence
    Connect with “warm” contacts
    Research companies
    Tap into the Hidden Job Market
    Learn lifelong networking skills
    Be proactive.....Get found!
  • 5. Build your Profile
    Professional photo of you alone
    Headline with area of study and/or career ambitions
    Keyword-rich summary that includes type of positions you are seeking
    Include volunteer activities, internships and extra curricular activities
    Recommendations from professors, tutors, lecturers internships & other work experience
  • 6. Who do I connect with?
    Alumni
    University Careers Service Staff
    Parents and other relatives
    Friends
    Work Experience & Internship managers and colleagues
    Part time work employers
    Former bosses
    Connections from volunteering
    Professional Association members
    Join groups and look for interesting people who are willing to connect
    Use your email address book to find who you know on Linkedin
  • 7. Researching Companies
  • 8. Searching For Jobs & Internships
  • 9. Useful Resources
    http://grads.linkedin.com
    http://learn.linkedin.com/
    http://www.linkedin.com/groupsDirectory?results=&sik=1266274081160&pplSearchOrigin=GLHD&keywords=graduate+grid