LinkedIn: Your Link to Career Happiness

Author: Will Ashton,

As a student preparing for your career, you must be on LinkedIn.  If you don’t know where to begin, make an appointment with Thad or Sara in the Career Development office:  We’ll be happy to assist! – WLC Career Development

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LinkedIn is the most important social media site today —at least if you want to get a job. Social media pages are now online resumes, helping professionals connect with other members in their fields. Like it or not, you’re now a brand. In order to score that dream job, your profile needs to promote your assets better than your sixth grade Myspace page. Experts in the field gave CM advice on how to truly take advantage of the emerging online platform.

  1. Consider your account an online brochure.
  2. Show your interests.
  3. Use endorsements with caution.
  4. Be selective with connections.
  5. Remember that resumes don’t auto-update.

Beyond helping yourself get that job, you aid peers and future co-workers, and  let the managers and employers of the world see your gifts and skills. So if you don’t have a page yet, what’s the hold up? If you haven’t updated yours in a while, get on it. These days, anyone could stumble across your page. Get off Facebook and start networking.

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