Posts tagged: linkedin

Making the most of Linkedin’s features

15 May 2018

This is a  guest post from the LinkedIn Careers Team.

Making the most of LinkedIn’s features

Many students and graduates say they don’t know how to use the platform effectively so we thought it would be useful for you to hear directly from Linkedin about some of the most useful features of the platform, such as the Alumni Tool and Open Candidates features that allows users to let employers know they are interested in other opportunities.

We hope you find it informative.

Your soon-to-be awarded degree is likely a requirement for your dream job. But what is going to set you apart from thousands of others who just graduated with you? Your network!

Do I even have a network?

LinkedIn is helping soon-to-be grads from around the country tap into their professional community—whether they realise they have one already or not.  LinkedIn has the power to uncover 1st and 2nd degree connections that will boost your chances of getting hired for highly sought-after jobs in a competitive market.  We found that 70% of people were hired at a company where they had a connection. read more

LinkedIn: promoting your employability

4 March 2015

Everyone is talking about using social media for job searching and conveying your employability to potential employers. LinkedIn is recognised as a more appropriate and professional tool than many other social media platforms that students and graduates can use to articulate and convey their employability. However any spelling and grammatical errors or over-generalisations about your skills, experience and abilities could put off potential employers and damage your job prospects.

There are many over-used buzzwords that students and graduates use on their LinkedIn profiles to emphasise their employability. Stating that you have a specific skill or quality without providing examples of experiences which gave you opportunities to develop and improve them, runs the risk of them being perceived by potential employers as being too general and lacking substance. read more