A LinkedIn profile is your chance to build a positive online presence for yourself. LinkedIn acts as an online CV and a space to share what you are achieving at university. You can use it to apply for jobs, network with prospective employers and understand the culture of organisations. Employers are also increasingly using it as part of their attraction and recruitment process.

This section will help you understand how to use LinkedIn to get the job you are aiming for.

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Activity - Download and complete this checklist.

This will help you identify what you need to include in your LinkedIn profile. You can rate yourself to try and identify where you need to work to improve your profile.


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For more information on completing your LinkedIn profile check out the Careers Service guide to LinkedIn available from