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What Every College Student Should Post on LinkedIn

What Every College Student Should Post on LinkedIn

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Are you waiting until after graduation to start building up your Linkedin profile? It’s time to reconsider.

“Every student is blindly trying to make a resume, but surprisingly many don’t have great LinkedIn profiles,” I said !! 😀

“I often hear from my friends, My LinkedIn isn’t great, but here’s the link.’ I usually respond, ‘Make it great -_- 

But how do you actually build a great LinkedIn profile as a college student like me?

here we ‘ll cover that together

 

Post a profile photo.

Some college students are wary of including their profile pictures on LinkedIn for fear of looking too young. But professionals explains a profile picture could actually work in your favor. A photo provides a face for your digital personality and helps recruiters see you as a human, rather than a hyperlink.

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Include coursework and extracurriculars.

Your LinkedIn profile should weave together the story of your professional development, so it’s good to be as detailed as possible. Include information about relevant coursework, clubs and organizations in which you’ve participated at school. If you’ve done any internships or gained work experience, be specific about what skills you developed, how many hours you worked or how many students you tutored.

“Part of your differentiator as a college student is that you know technology and you know how to build a professional brand,” say the professionals on Linkedin. “Employers want to know that you can bring that to their company.”

You can now visually illustrate your skills with rich media, such as pictures and videos. If you have a presentation you’re especially proud of, or a design project you executed for an internship, include it on your profile to help recruiters visualize what type of talent you bring to the table.

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Ask professors and advisers for recommendations.

One common misconception of LinkedIn recommendations is that they have to come from previous employers. A recommendation from a university professor or academic adviser, especially one with experience in your desired field, speaks volumes to your ability to stand out from the crowd. Aim to get recommendations from professors who know you personally, or who have a good sense of your work ethic, and can speak specifically to your accomplishments in the classroom.

Connect with industry leaders.

One of the most exciting aspects of social media is the access it gives you to influential people in your industry. 

Don’t be intimidated by someone’s professional clout; reach out to people whose careers you admire, but be sure to personalize your request to connect.

Don’t be intimidated by someone’s professional clout; reach out to people whose careers you admire, but be sure to personalize your request to connect.

 

Comment on industry-specific articles.

When you post industry-specific articles, you prove you are passionate, engaged and paying attention to your career of choice.

Avoid including controversial or personal opinions on LinkedIn, unless you want that opinion to be associated with your professional persona. Instead, suggests Williams, offer a professional takeaway or ask a thoughtful question. This shows that you are not just reading industry-specific news; you are also engaging with it analytically.

Ask questions in LinkedIn groups.

LinkedIn groups are a great way to engage directly with people in your industry and establish yourself as a contributor rather than a passive reader.

“One of the best ways to get noticed is to elicit conversations and ask smart questions,” Williams advises.

While the saying “there are no stupid questions” may ring true in most situations, be conscientious of what you ask in groups. Do a bit of research, or at the very least a Google search, before you ask a question. This will ensure you convey an informed professional persona, and your questions will most likely be stronger if they don’t have an easy answer.

Check for spelling and grammar errors.

As is the case with any professional work, your LinkedIn profile should be error-free. After you’ve combed through your profile for spelling errors, ask a friend to look it over for unclear phrases or grammatical faults.

 

 

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thanks for all of your interest

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eg.linkedin.com/in/amrabdelaziz13/

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