By Michael Gabriel Sumastre Mr. Endicott Personal Career Planning Class

By Michael Gabriel Sumastre
Mr. Endicott
Personal Career Planning Class
 You should be willing to give
information about yourself,
specifically your preferences,
achievements and interests, that
will help you connect with others.
 If you keep your profile private,
you won’t be able to find people to
connect with. If you’re concerned
about your privacy and safety
online, you don’t need to shut out
the LinkedIn world, but you do
have to practice caution and
choose what you share.
 Choose a professional-looking
photo. People want to know what
you look like. Be sure to use a shot
of just yourself, not a group or
family photo. Make sure it’s a clear
 Even if LinkedIn is a
professional social network,
you should reach out to former
classmates and schoolmates –
especially your fellow
graduates. Many of you will be
in the same boat, searching for
job opportunities, so
connecting with them will help
 Your professors can advise you
as you move about LinkedIn
and try to network with as
many people as possible.
 Of course, choose only the
ones you know will give
you a good review.
 Choose those who share
your interests and
passion. They might have
connections that can
benefit you later.
Additionally, you should
act as a connector.
 LinkedIn’s Introduction feature
will help you find an individual,
group, organization or company
that interests you.
 Get in touch or connect with
school or college classmates,
former professors and mentors,
former work colleagues and
previous employers. Ask them
to give you a recommendation
based on the professional skills
you indicated in your profile.
 As much as possible, log in and
update your account every day.
 Share news about the industry
or niche you move in. Post
some interesting trivia that
your groups might find
 Add keywords to your profile or
use interesting, relevant key
phrases in your posts and
comments. This will make it
easier for people to find you.
 The Answers Tools can show off
your potential. It will make you
an authority on your selected
 Personalize your profile so
you can list all of your
accomplishments, honors
and awards, the courses
you finished, as well as
other experiences that
might give you some
 Use the right words and
correct grammar. Avoid
using slang or writing in
phrases. Text speak should
be avoided.
 19. Your College Alumni Group.
 20. If you want useful discussions
and tips for job-seekers, including
tips for nailing job interviews, the
New Grad Life Group is an
excellent choice.
 21. Another group with a similar
concept is the College Graduate
Job Hunters Group.
 22. You can always search for a
professional group focused in your
interests and skills, like a Fashion
Designers Group or a Creative
Writers Group.
 23. The Student and New Grads
Group is perfect because it will
connect you with people who can
share tips about getting into entrylevel jobs.
 24. The Creative Portfolio
Display can give
connections an idea of
your work. They’ll get a
peek at what you’re
capable of doing. It’s an
online portfolio of your
best work.
 25. LinkedIn Student Jobs
is a tool that helps new
graduates find entry-level