This article will provide some tips on creating a LinkedIn profile, and explain where you can find further guidance and support.
What is LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and many businesses now use it as a career-enrichment platform. It is also an increasingly popular forum used by students and graduates to develop a network of business and professional contacts in order to raise their profile within a professional environment.
How you can use LinkedIn:
In order to get the most out of this resource, you will need to use good networking skills as well as create a strong profile.
Follow our step-by-step guide to get you started:
1. Create an effective LinkedIn profile
2. Start by adding existing contacts
3. Be proactive and join some Linkedin groups
4. Research people and organisations
Finally, remember that all the rules for effective networking apply to LinkedIn and any online networks. Make sure you read our top tips on how to network before you start.
Where can I get further information and advice?
The Careers and Employability Service at the University of Portsmouth has a dedicated team of friendly, experienced advisers on hand to talk to you. You can drop-in to the Careers and Employability Service Centre at any time during our opening hours or call us on +44 (0) 23 9284 2684. You can also get more in depth advice on using LinkedIn on our website..
How to Contact us
Visit us at:
Careers and Employability Service
University of Portsmouth
28 Guildhall Walk
Telephone or Email:
t: +44 (0)23 9284 2684