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LinkedIn is a professional networking site where you can create an online profile, seek job opportunities, join groups to gain insider knowledge of an industry and connect with key professionals in the industry you wish to join. LinkedIn is a fabulous tool to use to jumpstart your career and is an increasingly popular way for companies to hire the right candidate.

Below we have created a short series of online presentations which will help you in perfecting your LinkedIn profile and understand how to use LinkedIn most effectively.

LinkedIn also provides a platform called LinkedIn Learning where you can access thousands of videos to help you develop your professional skills. We have created a number of careers specific  collections which you can access on our LinkedIn Learning webpage. Alternatively you can log in to LinkedIn Learning directly here to explore the wider range of videos on offer. You can also visit LinkedIn for students which has further resources to let students know the benefits of a LinkedIn profile and presence.

Under the Useful downloads section at the bottom of the page you will also find a LinkedIn profile checklist which can help you in creating a profile that has impact with employers.

Perfecting your LinkedIn profile

This 10 minute online presentation will help you to perfect your profile. Use this video and our checklist at the bottom of the page to understand what makes a great profile and know how to make the most impact with employers.

Seven things you may not know about LinkedIn

This presentation will help you to learn how to network effectively using LinkedIn. It will also provide tips on how to use LinkedIn to find jobs and use the group function effectively.

Useful Downloads

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