Did you know?
While students may be well established on Facebook and enjoy tweeting, LinkedIn can help them make valuable professional connections as they seek to find their way in the world of work. LinkedIn gives college students an opportunity to build a strong online identity, develop and grow their professional network, and show off their accomplishments to potential employers. Studies claim that up to 80% of businesses are checking out job applicants on LinkedIn before extending a job offer. LinkedIn will give your students an additional career tool and help them connect with Professional Associations.
- Ask them about their LinkedIn experience…
How long have you been a member?
How do you use the site?
How have you benefitted from your LinkedIn membership?
- View video.
- Distribute the Student Activity, review the directions and complete.
- Show students how to use the LinkedIn “Groups Directory” tab to connect with professionals in careers that interest them.
- Identify and discuss LinkedIn groups relevant to your discipline.