Networking and LinkedIn
Networking is often seen as scary and difficult, but it is actually a simple matter of taking action. When you do it, you will experience that networking is fun! And, it can make life a lot easier as research indicates that 70% of the vacancies are filled through networking! In the hand-out you'll find more information about networking and examples of the question you can ask.
LinkedIn has more than 630 million accounts worldwide and more than 8 million accounts in the Netherlands alone. Chances are that the person you’d like to meet has a LinkedIn profile! LinkedIn’s main strength is that you can see who you should talk to, to get in touch with a certain person. You can use the medium to highlight your skills, to get into touch with others, and to keep up to date with the developments of your field. You could also use the medium as a search engine. In the hand-out you'll read tips to optimize your profile and how to find interesting company's or people for LinkedIn.
You can also check out this video about creating a powerful LinkedIn profile:
And to help you network with alumni via LinkedIn, watch this video:
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