Why you should be using LinkedIn

You’ve probably already been told countless times from your lecturers, parents or employers. Get yourself on LinkedIn! It doesn’t take much time to make a profile and maintain it, and you can gain multiple benefits from using it. Showcasing its popularity with over 414 million members, there are many reasons that you should take advantage of this free and prevailing platform.  Enhance your employabilityWith over 3 million active job listings on LinkedIn, your chance of getting a job is much higher. Not only can you search for job opportunities, but employers can search for you. If you have the right…

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LinkedIn: your one way ticket to a fast track career?

I, myself, have been guilty of disregarding Linkedin in favour of the much more interesting forms of Social Media (Twitter, Youtube, Instagram) and failing to take notice of the serious, professional ones like LinkedIn. But LinkedIn is now 10 years old with over 225 million members, and whilst it’s not going to immediately get you the job of your dreams, it is going to significantly assist that. And if that hasn’t got you opening up a new tab and frantically signing up, hopefully these reasons below will. Recommendations – One of LinkedIn’s key features is recommendations. You can ask colleagues or lecturers to…

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Work Experience: What’s in it for me?

Vocational courses such as Public Relations and Journalism often require students to go out and get hands on experience through regular work experience. What are the benefits of such work experience though? A detailed portfolio When that dreaded time comes of looking for a placement year or graduate scheme, you have evidence of what you are capable of. This will make you stand out against students that haven’t done any work experience as it shows you are willing and capable. It can impress potential employers, especially when you have had work experience with credible and well reputed companies but it…

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