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Getting started on LinkedIn 7

Now you should be fairly confident in navigating your way around LinkedIn and have a profile which is packed full of your work experience and connections. I would now like to focus on a feature which could enhance your use of LinkedIn and maximise the opportunities that it has to offer (and that’s a lot!).

I12333f you hover over the menu bar at the top of the screen, there are so many options that you can work your way through. One I’d like to bring to your attention is ‘Pulse’, which you can access by hovering over Interests. The first section that it will show you is ‘Your News’. If you haven’t listed anything specific that you are interested in already, it will give you the option of ‘Getting Started’, which means you can follow channels which broadcast information.

If you just fancy getting a general idea of what is going on in the world today, you can click on ‘Top News’. I find this really interesting because you can see a whole ream of articles from different professionals, offering careers advice, discussing current affairs or interview tips. Overall, it helps keep you up to date on what is happening in the world of work. This is an advantage, especially if you are looking for a job at the moment and you can even use it to make sure that you succeed at your next upcoming interview! Tips straight from professionals are invaluable and it is always worth listening to what advice successful people have to offer.

Now that you have built your profile and started to network with connections, spend your time slowly accustoming yourself to all of the functions available to you on LinkedIn and viewing it as a potential avenue that you could use to secure your dream job!

By Debbie Goss, Careers Officer

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