Launch your career using LinkedIn

What is LinkedIn?

Put simply, LinkedIn is a social network for professionals.

LinkedIn is for anybody and everybody who's interested in taking their professional lives seriously by finding new opportunities to grow their careers and to connect with other professionals.

LinkedIn is a living and breathing network where other students, recent graduates, professionals and employers can interact with and contact you. Your profile is a great way to share – not only your experience – but also your personality and interests.

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LinkedIn support

We can offer you LinkedIn support in a variety of ways:

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online training library where you can learn more about specific skills, software and programmes.
If you have created a LinkedIn profile and would like additional one-to-one support from our Employability Assistants, please come and visit us in the Student Hub in the Library.

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Building your LinkedIn profile

  • Write an information profile headline
  • Pick an appropriate photo
  • Show off your education
  • Develop a professional summary 
  • Fill 'Skills & Expertise' with keywords 
  • Update your status regularly
  • Show your connectedness
  • Collect diverse recommendations 
  • To increase the professional results that appear when people search for you online, set your LinkedIn profile to 'public' and create a unique URL
  • Share examples of your writing, design work, or other accomplishments on your profile, where you can share rich media or documents 

Create the perfect profile using our LinkedIn fact sheet