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Should I create a LinkedIn profile to help find a job?

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I am a highschool student seeking a summer job, but I have little work experience. I want to increase my profile in the "work world". Is LinkedIn a good place to start? #job-coaching #first-job #linkedin #linkedin-recruiter

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Wilfred’s Answer

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Where I think LinkedIn is helpful is by creating a network. If you maintain your profile/work experience and let it be known that you are seeking work experience then your network can help you find those opportunities.

Thank you Mr. Beijers. I will start building a profile on LinkedIn! Olivea V.
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Carmen’s Answer

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If you put some effort into your profile, it can be a useful tool. You will have to apply to jobs for the quickest result; it doesn't replace doing that. If there is a place you'd like to work, you can search the company on LinkedIn, see what type of experience they have and connect with them.


It's smart to think about this now. I wish I had started my LinkedIn profile before I was in college because I met so many interesting professionals who could have helped me after I graduated.

Thank you so much Ms. Merrill! I will start to build a profile. Can't wait to connect with people on the site! Olivea V.
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Christy’s Answer

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I'm going to assume you are a junior. And yes. Make sure you include the key elements which include the headline / be creative, and summary - talk about who you are as a student and what you are passionate about. Include what type of jobs you would be interested based on your attributes - where you excel. And then include community work or extra curricular activities. Then include your LinkedIn account on your job applications. That will set you a part from other candidates. This is something you can then include on your college applications. You are definitely on the right track asking this question!!!! Go get um'!!

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Karen’s Answer

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Yes creating a profile broadens your contacts.  In addition to LinkedIn, be sure you let your friends and other social contacts know that you are available and flexible.


All the best!

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