Tips for college seniors on how to best use LinkedIn to find a good job.
I have found that over 95% of graduating seniors polled are using Facebook for social networking. Conversely, less than 5% are using the LinkedIn professional networking tool. Facebook can give a prospective employer reasons when NOT to hire you, while LinkedIn puts your best, most professional face out there.
Here’s a list of quick tips for college seniors on how to best utilize LinkedIn as well as a link to the full presentation on SlideShare (below).
LinkedIn tips quick summary
- Sign Up – LinkedIn.com
- Add a photo avatar
- Update current & past employment history
- Update education
- Seek recommendations
- Grow connections
- Customize web links
- Add Twitter links (if used)
- Customize profile URL
- Optimize your profile
- Add keyword-rich Profile Summary
- Post regular status updates •Engage with connections
- Recommend others
- Join groups
- Answer & ask questions
- Add relevant apps
Need a Job? Get LinkedIn! full presentation is now on SlideShare: