Summer Career Fix: Update your LinkedIn profile

What are you doing this summer to help you stand out from the crowd? 

Gary’s bags are packed and he’s ready to jet off to places far sunnier than Cumbria. But he’s not off for a lazy beach holiday – he’s going to be doing one small thing each week that will help in his future career. He doesn’t know what that career is just yet, but that’s ok – most of these things can be done even if you aren’t 100% sure what you want to do. And if you need some help finding your path, you can always email the Careers & Employability service for some advice and guidance:

So what’s Gary doing this week?

This week, Gary’s updating his LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is a great social media platform to manage your network and can help you find a job. It’s sometimes described as a more professional version of Facebook.

Keeping you LinkedIn profile updated is recomended as it acts as an ‘online CV’ – recruiters will often check out applicants’ profiles, and if they see lots of activity on your feed, it demonstrates that you are keeping up to date with the sector, and that you are actively promoting yourself and your skills.

If you don’t already have a LinkedIn profile, we have a handy guide specifically for students: Building a Student Profile on Linkedin (PDF). If you need any help with LinkedIn, you can always email us for help, too.

Come back next week for another #SummerCareerFix 

Support is available from your Careers and Employability Service with career planning, CVs and applications, interview skills, practice interviews and more. Contact with your careers queries.