Currently the most popular social media recruitment platform with at least 80% of employers saying that they use it to find and attract candidates, LinkedIn also has lots of career and job seeking tips too. Here is their advice specifically aimed at students on how to tackle the difficult business of writing a LinkedIn profile.
- Write an informative profile headline.
Your headline is a short, memorable professional slogan. For example,
“Honours student seeking marketing position.” Check out the profiles of students and recent alumni you admire for ideas.
2. Pick an appropriate photo.
LinkedIn isn’t Facebook. Upload a high-quality photo (your profile will be 7x more likely to be viewed) of you alone, professionally dressed. No party shots, cartoon avatars, or puppy pics!
3. Show off your education.
Include all your schools, major(s) and minor, courses, and study abroad or summer programs.
4. Develop a professional Summary.
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