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
One of the most common questions that uni students ask career counsellors is “what can I do with my degree?”
An easy way to answer this question is to use Linkedin.com. Linkedin is the world’s biggest career-oriented social media network. It’s a lot more than just an online resume or a virtual contacts list. It’s also useful for exploring potential career pathways. Here’s the best way to get started.
LinkedIn is more than a social network.
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