Did you know, only a small percent of college students use LinkedIn?! And did you know that over 90% of recruiters are using LinkedIn?!
Let’s build a bridge! I want to arm you with official LinkedIn resources to help educate and inform college students on how to get the most from LinkedIn. Ready?
I think it’s time to help bridge the gap and convert more job seekers, especially college students, to LinkedIn. Now is the time to begin building a network of professional contacts and connections.
Official LinkedIn Resources for Colleges/Universities
Do you need help creating your “brand” or pimping your profile? How about how to network? You’ll find tip sheets and videos and more here!
First of all, if you are a college or university career services office, you’ll want to know about this page on LinkedIn: University You’ll know you are there when you see this
You will find tip sheets, videos and customizable presentations for both career services and students to use. This is page provides help on how to help students get the most from LinkedIn (and the career services department too)
The alumni tool is very cool. You can see where alumni live, work and what their titles are.
Career Services Webinars and Groups
From the same university home page, continue to scroll down so you don’t miss information about the webinars and LinkedIn groups for career services.
Job Search Webinars
LinkedIn has webinars on how to use their tool for job search. You have to dig deep to find them because they are located within the Premium user portion… here is the link to the no-cost live and pre-recorded webinars. You do not need to be a premium user to access this information. The majority of it applies to any user!
Job Seeker Tip Sheet
Who knew…LinkedIn has this tip sheet.
And there are more ideas and resources for getting noticed, getting connected and getting ahead here.
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have questions or ideas for future posts!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.