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LinkedIn for Students and Graduates - how to start networking and checking alumni careers

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Presentation at the Summer London Graduate Careers Fair, June 2016.
- how to approach Networking and building connections on LinkedIn
- how to explore career paths of graduates / alumni from your university and course
- Looking at Employers on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn for Students and Graduates - how to start networking and checking alumni careers

  1. 1. Charles Hardy Education Engagement Lead LinkedIn June 2016 How to use to kick-start your career You’re Closer Than You Think
  2. 2. The World’s Largest Professional Network 433,000,000+ members https://press.linkedin.com/about-linkedin 12M+ Canada 128M+ USA 25M+ Brazil 7M+ Australia 138M+ EMEA 35M+ India 4M+ South Africa 5M+ Turkey 8M+ Italy 11M+ France 8M+ Spain 6M+ NL 20M+ UK 2M+ U.A.E 2M+ Sweden 8M+ Mexico 20M+ China 5M+ Russia 8M+ DACH
  3. 3. 3 Why use LinkedIn? Market yourself 1 Research Careers, Employers & Jobs 2 Find and Connect with People 3 Give yourself the best chance of success
  4. 4. Part 2 Giving yourself the best chance of getting your dream job
  5. 5. Who do you know?
  6. 6. Opportunities do not float around like balloons. They’re tied to people. Jobs are tied to people.
  7. 7. 7 Connect to people you know… Colleagues from work Family / Family friends Fellow students on your course Friends Tutor / Lecturer Career Services …who know other people…
  8. 8. You don’t know the future Someone you connect to today could be the key to a future unknown opportunity Be Open
  9. 9. The Power of the Extended Network
  10. 10. Netiquette Contacting the right people in the right way
  11. 11. Send personalised invitations with context Grow your network Start at the profile to ensure you have the option to create a personal message.
  12. 12. Send personalised invitations with context 12 Grow your network On mobile: Start at the profile to ensure you have the option to create a personal message.
  13. 13. What have graduates from your University and your Course gone on to do?
  14. 14. Check out your University’s page on LinkedIn…
  15. 15. Explore career information on graduates from your university…
  16. 16. Explore career information on graduates from your university…
  17. 17. Explore career information on graduates from your university…
  18. 18. Explore career information on graduates from your university…
  19. 19. Explore career information on graduates from your university…
  20. 20. Explore career information on graduates from your university…
  21. 21. Explore career information on graduates from your university…
  22. 22. Explore career information on graduates from your university…
  23. 23. Then research Companies, the People working there, the Jobs…
  24. 24. Be informed – make the right decisions for you: 1. Register for LinkedIn…it’s free! 2. Get your professional work profile set up 3. Connect to all the people you know 4. Check out the careers of graduates from your university and course 5. Research Companies you might be interested in – the people, the culture, the jobs
  25. 25. ©2015 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Find out more: students.linkedin.com/uk

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