Start making connections
Start with people you know, other students, lecturers, work colleagues and build from there. You will soon see your network grow. If you meet people at fairs or events follow up on LinkedIn, there is space to record how you met as a reminder for the future. You will also be able to follow organisations you are interested in. This will help you get a feel for what they are currently involved in, what is happening in a sector and what they are looking for in potential employees.
Once you have connections you may start getting endorsements for your skills, or recommendations, and you will be able to endorse others. This is a great way to be recognised for your skills and potential employers will see that you are not just saying you have a skill, you are known for it.
A good way to get started is to join a group you are interested in. You can contribute by joining discussions and, when you are confident, start your own. People who post content get noticed (make sure it is for the right reasons) and LinkedIn is now a top way to be headhunted for a job.
Changes to the LinkedIn Desktop Platform
As of February 2017, the LinkedIn desktop platform was re-designed to be more consistent with the LinkedIn mobile app. As a result, some of the previous functionality was removed and some new features introduced. To find out more about the changes, please look at the video link and/or leaflet on this page.
If you want help getting started, or some tips on how to improve your profile make an appointment with an advise or come along to one of our LinkedIn workshops.