Looking for something to listen to while you are travelling or have some down time? There are thousands of courses available on LinkedIn Learning. Viewing a LinkedIn Learning course counts as a Professional Learning activity for Career Ready Advantage. You can download the LinkedIn Learning app from your app store and download courses to watch on the go.
It’s no secret that we in La Trobe Careers and Employability are big fans of Linkedin.com as a career development tool. So we were excited to see that Linkedin has released three fantastic ebooks specifically for students. These guides are not just instruction manuals for Linkedin itself; they include a lot of fantastic advice on how to discover and create 21st-century career paths. Continue reading
It’s common knowledge that the majority of jobs are never advertised online. The exact percentage of hidden jobs is hard to pin down, but most agree that well over half of the jobs out there are filled through word-of-mouth. Even if the proportion of hidden jobs is exaggerated, being on the grapevine will give you a head start when opportunities come up.
So, what exactly is the grapevine and how do you get on it?
It’s also a career development tool you can use to:
network with clients and colleagues
research career options
discuss and share ideas
develop your personal brand
search for jobs… and much more.
LinkedIn is free to use although you’ll need to take out a subscription if you want to access more advanced features. It is possible to get plenty of benefits out of a free LinkedIn account without paying any additional fees. Continue reading
Networking is one of the most important skills all professionals need to have in their toolkit. Not only is networking useful for finding jobs, but it helps you to connect with like-minded people, develop your career, help you generate ideas, and more. LinkedIn is a valuable networking tool. Not all people who are valuable for your network live or work in close proximity to you. LinkedIn enables you to reach out beyond your backyard. It also provides a range of tools that are invaluable to managing your career. This webinar shows you how to make the most of LinkedIn.
Job search or employment websites can be very useful if you are planning your career or about to start looking for work. You can research occupations, organisations which are hiring, skills and requirements needed for different jobs, and a variety of other information useful in preparing you for your future career. Continue reading