Still wondering how LinkedIn is useful for students?
Treat it (almost) like social media. Now, don’t go posting pictures of your holiday on LinkedIn.
But, if you have done some great work experience, a presentation, or volunteering, then talk about it!
Knowing how to boost your LinkedIn profile is important.
Talk about the skills you learned, thank whoever (if applicable) supported you, any challenges you faced, and how you overcame these.
This platform is a chance to show employers and other professionals you go above and beyond the lectures, seminars, and set reading at university.
It can help you stand out from other students.
Posting and sharing articles in your area of interest shows that you are passionate about what you do too, which can help you make connections with people who can help you further your career.
Networking online is just as important online as it is in person.
Stay engaged and react to and comment on other people’s posts.
This helps promote your account, plus they may return the favour in the future!
Provide references and endorsements for your colleagues and people you worked in a group with.
Chances are, if you have been in an educational setting, you will have done some group work and if you are student, you may have a part time job.
Asking your colleagues or boss at your part time job or students who you did group work with for a reference or skill endorsement looks great on your profile.
For example, teamwork skills can be endorsed by a work colleague.