Yesterday at CCI I enjoyed many conversations with several students during our open LinkedIn hours to talk about profiles, connecting with alums and other good tips and strategies to make the most of this platform.
I thought it would be helpful to share a few good resources. As J-term winds down, maybe finding some time over the Feb break to explore LinkedIn could be a goal.
I recommend browsing www.students.linkedin.com I highly recommend reading the Student Job Hunting Handbook Series. It’s broken down into 3 parts, and covers good topics like LinkedIn profile versus resume, 3 types of people to include in your circle, connection request templates, 4 ways to join conversations using groups, how to unlock the hidden power of informational interviews and what to expect during interviews and how to answer tough questions.
Also, if you haven’t already noticed, there is a new desktop interface look to LinkedIn. Read all about it here: https://blog.linkedin.com/2017/january/25/three-tips-to-make-the-most-of-the-linkedin-desktop-redesign
And of course consider using the mobile version too!