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Career Services says get LinkedIn for success

LinkedIn is an essential resource for college students to prepare for and begin careers. It provides an opportunity to connect with people, build a professional network, develop and showcase skills, projects, and experience to potential employers, search for positions, research companies, organizations, and individuals, and more.

It is important to create a professional LinkedIn profile that highlights your skills, experience, and education. This includes a professional profile picture, a catchy headline, and a summary communicating your strengths and goals. You can also add relevant courses, projects, and volunteer experience to your profile which can give employers a better understanding of your skills and interests.

LinkedIn allows you to request connection with professionals in your desired field, people you’ve connected with at NECC, classmates, professionals at internship sites, and NECC alumni. This can provide opportunities for informational interviewing, networking, and developing or expanding your knowledge of a particular field or industry.

Another great feature of LinkedIn is the job search function. You can search for openings based on location, industry, and job title, and set up alerts for postings that match your criteria.

When preparing for interviews, LinkedIn is an excellent resource for researching companies and the people who work there. It allows you to see who you could be interviewing and working with, see their career path, experience, and what is important to them by what they follow and post about.

As an NECC student, you have free access to LinkedIn Learning which provides online courses and tutorials on a wide variety of topics such as Excel, graphic design, communication skills, business development, and much more. There are thousands of high quality on-demand courses and they are free using your NECC login. For details, search LinkedIn Learning from or through Blackboard.

LinkedIn is a valuable tool for college students as they prepare for their future by building career networks and accessing opportunities.

By creating a professional profile and utilizing the platform’s features, students can increase their chance of success.
Career Services can help with profile development and review and we invite you to join us for an upcoming LinkedIn event:

Get LinkedIn For Success with Career Services
Free professional profile pics
LinkedIn workshop
1:1 LinkedIn profile reviews
Tuesday, April 25 at the Lawrence campus
Wednesday, April 26 at the Haverhill campus
11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
For more information contact