Wednesday, September 18, 2013

LinkedIn for students? Campus and $ucce$$ful Careers? Profile and Bio?

LinkedIn is great for students - from campus to careers.

The Semantic Web is the extension of the www that enables people to share content beyond the boundaries of applications and websites.

The main thing is discovering something about social media while you are part of it!
  • It is necessary that college / institute students be encouraged and taught how to develop quality profiles on social media sites, so they are prepared to set themselves apart from others. Too many students still graduate with a degree and a resume thinking they're equipped for success.  Competition is even more intense.  
  • There are exciting opportunities in the social era for creative individuals to standout of the crowd.  Let's prepare our college students for $ucce$$.
  • Here’s how to get started.  Share your project and achievements on LinkedIn.  Colleges and employers are on LinkedIn. Want to stand out with them? You'll need to build a professional online identity.  Stop pausing like a joker or cartoon, this is not Orkut. 
  • LinkedIn Skills and Expertise helps you discover the expertise that other professionals have and see how the demand for these skills is changing over time.  Having important keywords and relevant skills in your profile is the key to attract potential employers.
  • Skill endorsement:  Your teachers or seniors will endorse you to make it look more authentic. They also let your connections validate the strengths found on your own profile. Skill endorsements are a simple and effective way of building your professional brand and engaging your network.
  • Whether it’s choosing a college, or postgraduate course, or thinking about jobs, social media is the place to be. It’s your resume that never sleeps, a way for colleges and companies to find you, a tool to see career paths of graduates, and a place to talk to colleges, current students, and alumni.

What is the action plan?

Your LinkedIn profile is the starting point. Make sure you have an appropriate profile picture, write a concise headline, and show off all of your experience, from volunteering and extracurricular activities, to part-time or full-time jobs and internships.

Do not put profile picture with your near and dear.  Profile picture as a logo or in front of Taj Mahal is not a good idea.  You must write your name properly.  Just your own photo of your face.  Feeling shy or hiding your face is not going to get you anywhere. 

Study this video for important must do points for winners!

You've done some great stuff, both in and out of college. LinkedIn can help you show that to the employers and peers.
Contact Jyotindra Zaveri: And as you make decisions about college and your future career, I can help you explore all the amazing possibilities in using social media to your advantage. Learn Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and so on.  Click here to study list of 20+ digital platforms.  Just hire me on hourly basis to learn online on Hangout or Skype.  We can schedule training at mutually convenient time.  First one hour is free and charges are affordable, so do not feel shy to contact.  If not now, when?
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