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LinkedIn for Students

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Rebecca Cooney

on 23 February 2016

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Transcript of LinkedIn for Students

Your Profile
37% of surveyed job recruiters identified social professional networks as one of the most important sources for hiring.

Social professional networks are also the fastest growing source of quality hires.

90 of the Fortune 100 companies use LinkedIn's corporate talent solutions to find future hires.

"Employers are looking for recent graduates," says Nicole Williams, LinkedIn's Career Expert

“If you are active on LinkedIn as a college student, you may be identified as a potential candidate, passively," she says.

Being identified "passively" means job recruiters could find your profile and consider you for a position, without you even having to apply.”

In addition to LinkedIn – students should also have a basic profile set up in YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Your profile should include…
First and Last Name
Student, The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University
E-mail
Link to your online portfolio

Your Online Presence
Online Portfolio
Showcase yourself and highlight your work by creating an online portfolio.
About you page

Goals section

Samples of your featured coursework

Contents:
Back to your LinkedIn profile...
Headshot (chest>up)

Just you

Nice, groomed hairstyle

Shaven face

Business casual attire

Simple makeup

Headshot
Summary Description
I am a current senior in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University studying Public Relations. My goal is to obtain a summer internship to further my skills and strengths in communication, public relations, digital media, social media and internet marketing. My anticipated graduation date is May 2014.
Summary (2-3 sentences)
Courses
(list of your past and current courses relevant to your professional goals)
(ideal if you have at least two past professional experiences noted)
Experience
Languages
Education
Skills & Expertise
Using buzz terms like social media, public relations, marketing, communications, etc.
Additional Information
Recommend that you note your interests and complete the "advice on contacting you" noting that you are actively seeking an internship or job starting X, [year]
Honors & Awards
Organizations
Great place to note your professional affiliations like PRSSA + your Greek affiliation or other student clubs.
Optional for now but ideal if you can get two of your professional contacts/mentors to "endorse" you and provide a testimonial
Recommendations
Groups
Follow Industries, Companies & Influencers
Saved Jobs
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