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Using LinkedIn for Job Search
LinkedIn is a living and breathing network where other students, recent graduates, professionals and employers can interact with and contact you. Your profile is a great way to share-not only your experience-but also your personality and interests. Start by following Sanskriti University on LinkedIn!
Building a Great Profile on LinkedIn
Showcase your experience and professional interests on LinkedIn!
- Write an Informative Profile Headline: Your headline is a short, memorable professional slogan. For example, "Mechanical Engineering student with a passion in Computer Science." Check out the profiles of students and recent alumni you admire for ideas.
- Pick an Appropriate Photo: Upload a high-quality photo (your profile will be 7x more likely to be viewed) of you alone, professionally dressed. No party shots, cartoon avatars, or puppy pics!
- Show Off Your Education: Include all your colleges, major(s) and minor, courses, and study abroad or summer programs. Don't be shy - LinkedIn is an appropriate place to show off your GPA, test scores, and honors or awards.
- Develop a Professional Summary: Your Summary statement is like the first few paragraphs of your best-written cover letter - concise and confident about your qualifications and goals. Include relevant work and extra-curricular activities.
- Update Your Status Regularly: Posting updates helps you stay on your network's radar and build your professional image. Mention your projects, professional books or articles, or events you're attending. Many recruiters read your feed!
- Collect Diverse Recommendations: The best profiles have at least one recommendation for each position a person has held. Recruiters are most impressed by recommendations from people who have directly managed you.
- Claim Your Unique LinkedIn URL: To increase the professional results that appear when people search for you online, set your LinkedIn profile to "public" and create a unique URL
- Showcase Your Work: You can also add actual examples of your writing, design work, or other accomplishments on your profile, where you can share rich media or documents. What better way to sell your skills than to show employers exactly what you can produce?
Searching for your Dream Job on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the place for students and recent graduates to find jobs and internships. Here are some tips to get started.
Become an Expert: Want to stand out and learn about industries you want to get into? Check out LinkedIn's news dashboard and Influencer posts for the top daily headlines, join Groups, and follow new industry-specific "Channels."
- Have a Strong Headline: Get noticed. Your profile is not the place to be shy! Write a concise but descriptive headline like "Sanskriti University student & aspiring Fashion Designer," "Entry-level Hospitality enthusiast," or "Homeopathy specialist from Sanskriti University seeking new opportunities."
- Include Keywords: Recruiters search LinkedIn for candidates. Use the key words and phrases they use. Find examples from job descriptions you're going after, or profiles of people who have the jobs you want, and pepper them throughout the Summary and Skills sections.
- Talk About All Your Experiences: Experience doesn't have to be paid or full-time to be on your profile. Your Experience section can include internships, extracurriculars, part-time jobs, volunteer work, or projects that have given you real-world skills. You never know what might catch an employer's eye.
- Ask Your Network for Help: 70% of jobs are found through networking. Once you connect, send customized messages (no mass emails!) to say you're job-hunting. Ask for advice, an informational interview, or if they know anyone in your desired field. Connect one-on-one and others will be willing to make the effort for you.
- Build Your Network: Grow your network by sending personalized LinkedIn connection requests to everyone you know - friends, family, neighbours, teachers, colleagues, classmates, and more. Don't be afraid to reach out directly to a recruiter on LinkedIn. One strategy is to first apply to a position you want and then send a message to the recruiter who posted the opportunity (you can often find this information in the job posting).
Along with Engineering and Management courses, Sanskriti offers courses in Tourism & Hospitality, Fashion designing, Agriculture, Education & special education etc. In medicine field, it offers courses in Bachelor in Optometry, Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy. Students from different states in India as well as international countries have been studying at Sanskriti creating a cosmopolitan environment which promotes cross-cultural interaction.
"A solid job search is a marathon, not a sprint. It takes time to build a healthy network, get reliable referrals, and find the right job."
Courtesy: Lauren Babek, LinkedIn