Tips for Grads: Leveraging LinkedIn for your Job Search
In 2020, a strong online presence is critical for any job search. However, not many graduate students have the time, expertise, or extra funds to design and maintain a personal website. For most, LinkedIn is an easy and effective place to start building your professional online presence and expanding your network.
In her recent workshop, Gina Jenkins, career coach and Associate Director of Career & Leadership Development at the School of Business, recommended that your profile be dynamic rather than static, and the first step to making your profile work for you is to know your career objectives. Depending on where you are in your job search, you’ll want to emphasize different features of LinkedIn.
Actively looking for a job
Passively looking for a job
Not yet looking for a job
If you would like more information on using LinkedIn and other platforms for personal branding and your job search, check out these recordings of Gina Jenkins’ LinkedIn workshop and Don Stanley’s workshop, How Graduate Students can Build a Personal Brand.
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