Easing the Transition from College to Career: Tips for Using LinkedIn to “Get Hired”
October 15, 2018
If you think our sole focus at LinkedIn is on the professionals who are already in the workforce, think again. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce – and that includes students just getting ready to join it.
To that end, we’ve created a new video series called Get Hired, focused on helping students of all ages and industries learn how to use LinkedIn to accomplish their professional goals. In our first episode, Rob Humphrey, Key Account Manager for the Education Vertical at LinkedIn, visits a rising senior at Santa Clara University. Rob shares tips on how to use LinkedIn to get hired, including:
- Make connections using the LinkedIn Alumni tool. You’ll find this tool on your school’s LinkedIn page, and you can use it to see all alumni on LinkedIn and connect with any alumni in your field of interest.
- Get noticed by posting on LinkedIn and using hashtags. When you post an article on LinkedIn, your connections and followers will see it. By working hashtags into your posts, you’ll boost the likelihood of getting your post read by the people you’re trying to reach.
- Pitch your article to the LinkedIn student publishing site. Using the hashtag #StudentVoices, you can get noticed by the LinkedIn editorial team who can amplify it to an even broader audience. You can find other relevant content themes and hashtags in the monthly student calendar.
Check out the full video and stay tuned for more episodes!