LikedIn can make your life a whole lot easier, that’s what. LinkedIn has become the ideal social media site for job hunting. In the past, networking, following up, and keeping up to date with potential employers and job offers required a lot of time, effort, and resources. These are a couple of things that are either A) hard to come by or B) difficult for busy students to achieve. Instead, students can create connections and maintain them in one space: via LinkedIn.
After receiving a professional’s business card, a student no longer has to send emails to keep themselves fresh in the professional’s mind. Instead, the student can message him or her or leave a comment on his or her profile. Updating your resume is as easy as editing your profile. Instead of waiting to make the corrections, reconfigure the formatting and finally print your resume, students are now able to share his or her new expertise with current connections and human resources professionals instantly.
LinkedIn is also a great place to achieve an internship. A student first connects with the company he or she is interested in interning for. Then he or she will see a list of that company’s current employees. The next step is to find the company’s human resources person. A student can then message this person and ask what he or she would have to do in order to land an internship there. A student can even look for current interns, connect with them, and find out what they did to win that position.
Go to www.linkedin.com to easily create your account, and start connecting today.
I'm a current student of the College of Communications at Boston University. I plan to graduate in May 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relation and a Psychology Minor. This Blog started off as an assignment for one of my freshman year courses, and now I plan to continue to add coursework and personal posts that I think applies to my future goals.