Checklist for LinkedIn Here are some tips to optimally use your LinkedIn profile in your quest for work: Catchy heading Under ‘settings’, ‘profile’ under ‘edit your name, location & industry’, you can change the heading of your profile. Add a number of key words that fit your situation like your major, your graduation topic, and the kind of position you aspire to. Summary The summary allows you to briefly explain who you are and what you are looking for. Compare this to the ‘Personal profile’ you might have on your CV. If this explanation is clear and to-the-point, others can also help you with concrete suggestions or with career possibilities. References Opinions of those who worked with you are greatly valued. This way, the employer gets a good impression of you as a future employee. Therefore, ask for a reference (with examples) with every relevant job / internship. Groups Numerous groups are active on LinkedIn. Look for pages of people who are active in your field and look at which groups they frequent. See which ones appeal to you and actively respond in discussions. In this way, you easily and informally get in touch with people in your profession. Updates Consider the update possibility in LinkedIn as a professional version of Twitter. Share your professional developments, notable or newsworthy events with others to start interacting. Also keep track of other people’s updates and comment on them should this be interesting. Additional Letter & CV check at Student Desk: Every Monday from 13:00 - 14:00 hrs. and every Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:00 hrs. Subscribe manually at the table in front of room A 304 (situated IN Student Desk office). Please note there is a maximum of 6 students per consultation hour, so make sure to sign up in time. More information For information on career services by Student Career Center, please check: www.tilburguniversity.edu/studentcareercenter.