The new rule of thumb is to have an active and hire-ready LinkedIn profile while still in college. LinkedIn can be used for many things – not just networking and meeting people but also can be used to find your next step (or your first step for those of you preparing to graduate).
When I am hired to review and improve a LinkedIn profile, I use a proprietary 14-point system to improve the existing profile and to teach the individual how to use their new profile – like teaching a person to fish… I show them how to use that LinkedIn profile to become known either in their industry or in the new industry they would like to join.
My advice for all the college students who need to have a LinkedIn profile in order to fully be ready for life after school is, as follows.
If you are interested in finding out more about how I can “pimp” your LinkedIn profile for you to stand out and be ready for your next step (or first step), contact me below via comments section or via chat. Happy Hunting!
Lisa Vento Nielsen