How to use LinkedIn to your advantage

LinkedIn is a popular social media platform for professionals. It’s a great tool to show off your skills, share content and build a community around industry experts. Although it is business and employment-oriented, it can be an equally good tool for candidates applying to our programmes. The Recruitment team will take a look at your LinkedIn profile if you submit it for a review instead of your CV.

Here are some tips on how to use your LinkedIn profile to your advantage.

Complete your bio

To make your profile stand out, add a professional profile picture. You can also add a cover image to your profile; make sure it’s relevant to your experience. It’s a good idea to add a catchy headline and a summary showcasing your skills and achievements.

Once you’ve uploaded the pictures and updated your headline, focus on sharing relevant details about your experience on your profile summary. You’ll need to put your higher education details in and mention your graduation date and grade. Mention any relevant work experience, any volunteering activities, student clubs, positions of responsibility and any other additional skills.

Think of your LinkedIn profile as an updated version of a CV. Only include your professional information and don’t leave any gaps in your experience.

Use LinkedIn as a networking tool

LinkedIn is a social media platform and is therefore a great tool for networking. Feel free to research the profiles of LBS students and alumni to see how your profile compares and connect with them.

Student ambassadors are always happy to share their knowledge and help you with any questions you have about student life at LBS.

When reaching out to LBS students or alumni, remember to be professional. Always be polite and avoid asking multiple questions in a long message; keep it brief and precise.

You can also connect with the Recruitment and Admissions staff by sending us a direct message, but you will receive a faster response by communicating with us via email. earlycareers@london.edu, mim@london.edu, globalmim@london.edu, mam@london.edu, mfa@london.edu.  

If used correctly, LinkedIn can be a great tool for research and networking. Connect with us today!

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