It’s almost that time of year again. College Graduates are going to be entering the workforce. I just can’t stress enough how important LinkedIn is. Not just for job searching, it’s a tool that can be used to stay connected with classmates, stay up to date on technology and industry news and of course, connect with like minded people.
It is however, a great job search resource. Recruiters are on LinkedIn all the time, looking for people for their clients. I use LinkedIn daily for my recruiting work.
Upcoming graduates most likely have a LinkedIn profile created, because most college career services urge them or even help them set it up. Then its, “now what.” So, here are 4 LinkedIn resources for college graduates that can help them tremendously, on how to utilize LinkedIn.
Results to Expect: Improve your search rankings, Get contacted by clients and recruiters, Impress visitors with an eye-catching photo and background image, Increase your network with etiquette and ease, Showcase your strengths with an effective, unique LinkedIn Summary (examples included!), Utilize each and every section of your profile to it’s maximum potential
In this book you will learn: Keyword optimization, How to build a STRONG network, How to demonstrate your value, How to attract the people in YOUR industry
Fortune 500 companies recruit directly from LinkedIn, as do recruiters and hiring managers. This is testament to the power of the platform and the reason why you NEED this book.
LinkedIn For Dummies walks you step by step through creating an eye-catching profile and demonstrates how to successfully expand your reach by connecting with colleagues, customers, and like-minded individuals from around the globe.