Market Yourself & Take Advantage of LinkedIn

Filed in Finding a Job by on December 3, 2013

Hello Everyone,

Hope you had a great thanksgiving and got lots of rest. We’re back to help you in your job search!

On that note, do you know what LinkedIn is? Have you heard of it?

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and it is free to use .It’s a great tool you can use to help you market yourself and assist you in your job search. If you don’t have an account yet, I would highly recommend¬†opening one.

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Here is the link so you can sign up: https://www.linkedin.com/

Once you have opened an account:

  • You should update your profile. LinkedIn does a great job taking you through all of the sections.
  • Start adding connections and connect with as many people as you can. Remember to always personalize your connection request.
  • Join some groups that you are interested in.¬† How about joining WPI’s group as a starter.
  • Search for job/internship opportunities. Click on Jobs under the Careers tab and use the advanced search. Here you can focus your search depending on the industry or location you are looking for.

There a lot more things you can do with your LinkedIn profile , so go ahead and explore!

For a more detailed overview of LinkedIn , check out this handout made by the CDC :

https://wpi-csm.symplicity.com/utils/view.php?id=6fec21bd632e469a57e3ae30bd90007d&docid=02e1dbb13d276b6aa4dbf33bafb6bcc2&sc=doclib

Until the next time,

– Sebastian

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Sebastian Vergara, WPI 2015. B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Hello everybody ! I'll keep it nice and simple, I'm a peer advisor at the CDC (Career Development Center) and I'm here to help you. Check out my blogs for helpful tips and suggestions.

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