Spotlight for Career Services ProfessionalsJuly 24, 2013
During the upcoming NACE Social Media Mashup, NACE will introduce a series of “train the trainer” guides for career services practitioners to use to help college students use different social media effectively in their job searches. Following is an excerpt of the “Career Counselor Guide to LinkedIn” by Kevin Grubb, an assistant director at the career center of Villanova University.
LinkedIn has often been referred to as “your resume online.” This assertion is not far off, as there are many similarities between a LinkedIn profile and a resume. As such, some of the points covered here may sound like your advice to students about resume writing. However, where there are differences in the two is where it is critical to pay attention.
At the top of a LinkedIn profile is a small box containing some of what I’d call the “fast facts” about each user. Since this box is likely the first thing that another LinkedIn user would see when landing on a LinkedIn profile, this box is incredibly important real estate. Here are some tips for students to make the most of it:
NACE’s Social Media Mashup will be held August 22 and 23 in San Jose, California. For more information, see www.naceweb.org/events/social-media-mashup.aspx
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