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Using LinkedIn in your Job Search

There are new ways to think about and market your skills using LinkedIn.  By leveraging LinkedIn, you’ll discover ways to make connections, gather industry information, find hidden opportunities and demonstrate your knowledge.

How to Find Graduate Jobs and Internships on LinkedIn 

How to use LinkedIn for your graduate job search 

LinkedIn is a tool is key in the bustle of the graduate job search. It allows you to build a professional brand online through your LinkedIn profile, network and have access to industry professionals.

When you are putting together your research information to compare and contrast schools, using LinkedIn can get you lots of additional information. Whether or not the institution or particular graduate program has a LinkedIn presence is not necessarily a key factor in choosing...

the best program for you, but if they do have those groups, you may want to join them so you can pick up extra insight. The more information you have on the program, the institution, and the people associated with it, the better prepared you are to make a decision about whether..

or not a school is right for you.
You might also research a school’s faculty, using LinkedIn you can browse University faculty pages or conduct a general search for them. Many professors will have their own LinkedIn profiles allowing you to view their work, presentations,....

courses, and professional affiliations. 
You can also research the graduates and current students of the program. You might be able to see the career paths of alumni had leading up to and following their graduate studies.

You could even reach out to them, as well as faculty and current students of the program, with a question or request an informational interview.   Most folks are happy to share their experiences and some advice with prospective students.

LinkedIn lets you build a profile to attract recruiters and opportunities. You can keep track of who you know and how you know them -- from friends and family to colleagues, classmates, advisors, & potential clients. You can use LinkedIn to grow your network & find opportunities.

LinkedIn and how to use it: a graduate job seeker's guide

Creating a LinkedIn profile enables you to build a network and gain access to industry insiders. 

How to use LinkedIn 

 Search jobs by title, company, industry, and region. Use LinkedIn for Company and People Research. Read the background of hiring managers prior to interviews. View company news and statistics.

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