College students are LinkedIn’s fastest growing demographic and more and more recruiters – college recruiters – are finding candidates on Linked In. However, college students shouldn’t wait for recruiters to find them to benefit from LinkedIn.
LinkedIn provides a great opportunity for students to network – and it is never too early to start. Start building your network as a freshman – consistently and effectively – and you will never have to stand in a long line at a career fair again. Graduating soon? It’s not too late to start networking. Dedicate sufficient time now and chances are you will have a job by graduation.
What’s that? Networking sounds great but you need to job search?
Did you know that at least 70% of jobs are filled through networking? By actively networking, you will learn more about the companies you want to work for, what skills are needed for the job you want and how to get the job you want than you will ever learn by completing applications after application online.
Intrigued but don’t know where to start? That’s okay. The CCO has you covered. Over the next six weeks, the CCO’s Intern Team will lead you through a step-by-step process on how to build your Linked In profile so it is recruiter ready. Other posts will teach you how to network effectively for job search success. All you have to do is join the CCO’s LinkedIn Boot Camp and follow the steps!
Stop procrastinating and join the CCO’s Fall 2013 LinkedIn Boot Camp. After all, procrastination is temporary. Networking lasts forever!