This article will provide some tips on creating a LinkedIn profile, and explain where you can find further guidance and support.
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.
Through LinkedIn it is possible to:
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:
Create an effective LinkedIn profile
Start by adding existing contacts
Be proactive and join some Linkedin groups
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?
Purple Door, the University of Portsmouth’s employability service, have a dedicated team of friendly, experienced advisers on hand to talk to you. You can drop-in at Purple Door at any time during our opening hours or call us on +44 (0) 23 9284 2684. You can also access a wide range of information and advice on our website at www.port.ac.uk/purpledoor.
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