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Introductory material and top tips for using LinkedIn for students and graduates.
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LinkedIn for Students

LinkedIn for Students | Getting Started with LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Tips and tricks for students on LinkedIn
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Links to all the LinkedIn student guides and videos - loads of stuff here!

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Linked in south wales - careers services session - nov14

LinkedIn presentation to multiple South Wales universities on 20/11/14 - Career Services and how to help students use LinkedIn effectively.
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Detailed advice for students on LinkedIn.

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Professional You: Why Looking Good On LinkedIn Matters

Professional You: Why Looking Good On LinkedIn Matters | Getting Started with LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Many students ignore LinkedIn until after graduation, thinking it is just for job seekers. That's not true.
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"On the social web, visual communication matters: make it obvious to those who glance at your LinkedIn profile that you are connected, informed, actively engaged and interested in your chosen field or industry"

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Networking with LinkedIn | Academic and Career Services

Networking with LinkedIn  |  Academic and Career Services | Getting Started with LinkedIn | Scoop.it
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Good content on how to contact people and participate in groups.

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LinkedIn and how to use it: a graduate job seeker's guide

LinkedIn and how to use it: a graduate job seeker's guide | Getting Started with LinkedIn | Scoop.it

"Creating a LinkedIn profile enables you to build a network and gain access to industry insiders." = from the Guardian, Nov 11. Specifically aimed at graduate jobseekers, includes useful links for more info e.g. how recruiters are using LinkedIn

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I’m On LinkedIn – Now What???

I’m On LinkedIn – Now What??? | Getting Started with LinkedIn | Scoop.it

A whole blog devoted to LinkedIn - good to keep up with any changes to the site or to prompt you to review what you are doing on there...

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23 Things for Professional Development: Thing 6: Online networks

23 Things for Professional Development: Thing 6: Online networks | Getting Started with LinkedIn | Scoop.it

From our excellent librarian's cpd23 programme - the section on LinkedIn has 4 examples of good practice so you can see some good LinkedIn profiles.

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Build your LinkedIn profile and boost your career chances - Telegraph

Build your LinkedIn profile and boost your career chances - Telegraph | Getting Started with LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Don’t fall into the trap of leaving it till the end of your degree to start cultivating networks, get ahead of the game in first year, says Tonyeh Vincent
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How to start using LinkedIn whilst still a student.

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9 Ways to Be Less Annoying on LinkedIn

9 Ways to Be Less Annoying on LinkedIn | Getting Started with LinkedIn | Scoop.it
LinkedIn brings out the worst in some people. Here's how not to be one of them.
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A useful heads-up on good behaviour on LinkedIn.

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Reasons why you should be on LinkedIn™ | Prospects.ac.uk

Reasons why you should be on LinkedIn™ | Prospects.ac.uk | Getting Started with LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Find out why joining LinkedIn could enhance your career prospects and discover tips on how to create a strong profile.
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They say : "Even at graduate level, we are hearing of more employers using LinkedIn™ profiles as a way of getting a quick summary and additional information over and above what's in your CV"

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Has LinkedIn taken over from the CV?

Has LinkedIn taken over from the CV? | Getting Started with LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Job seekers looking to give their job search the edge should look to LinkedIn, says Denise Taylor. She argues why a profile is more powerful than a CV, and offers her tips for standing out
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Includes some tips on standing out.

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10 personal branding mistakes to avoid on LinkedIn | Articles | Main

10 personal branding mistakes to avoid on LinkedIn | Articles | Main | Getting Started with LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Sensible tips for using LinkedIn, especially the ones about how not to annoy people!

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Mastering LinkedIn

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Mastering LinkedIn | Getting Started with LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Once you have got started on LinkedIn this has some good tips for making the most of the resource. Some are more aimed at companies but there are plenty of good nuggets of advice in there.

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LinkedIn Analysis — Infographic Labs

Infographic with all the stats on LinkedIn and some excellent tips on how it's used, from Feb 2012. Especially good if you like a visual representation of these things (I do).

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