5 ways to land your dream job with LinkedIn
13th March 2014
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LinkedIn, the social media site for grown-ups, is celebrating hitting 15 million members this week. With students being LinkedIn’s fastest growing demographic but two thirds still feeling unprepared for the world of work, now seems a good time for the site’s career experts to offer their tips on how you can go about bagging a job via your online profile. Read on... Tip 1: Pick a good picture. Uploading a picture to your profile picture means you’ll be 11 times more likely to be viewed, so remember - no party pics, no avatars – just you, looking sharp. Tip 2: Write a good headline Your headline gives you the opportunity not just to sum up who you are but what you want from your career. Keep it short and memorable so that it stands out in search results, e.g. ‘BA student seeking marketing position’ is more relevant to an employer than simply ‘currently studying for a marketing BSc at XYZ’. Avoid anything too personal (i.e. Cat lover, Lager connoisseur) and anything too clever (i.e. marketing ninja) as it will just put employers off.
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