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Why Linkedin is so important

50 million worldwide members of LinkedIn

8 million UK members

Almost two thirds of all professionals in Britain are on LinkedIn

Almost a third of members use LinkedIn to grow their business

64% year on year membership growth

82% use LinkedIn for business purposes

74% use LinkedIn to network with other professionals

30% use LinkedIn to look for a new job    

LinkedIn can no longer be considered as just a dispensable social networking site. With 50 million worldwide members and 89% of recruiters having hired someone via LinkedIn, it is increasingly becoming an indispensable tool. Watch the video below on employers explaining the value of LinkedIn for University of Hertfordshire students.

Watch out for the activities we have running this week that will help improve your LinkedIn profile:

LinkedIn Photography Day

A good quality photograph can make all the difference to the viewings and connections you gain on LinkedIn. We are bringing professional photographers onto both our campuses to give our students the opportunity to get a professional photograph taken for their LinkedIn profile. This will run on Wednesday 11 November 2015 between 9am – 5pm on both our campuses (de Havilland – M018 & College Lane – LB416). 

You must book to attend: http://bit.ly/1l3vTGG

LinkedIn Appointments

All our appointments on Wednesday 11 November 2015 between 9am – 5pm will be based on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn Webinar

This is an online, interactive session on LinkedIn, where you have to chance to ask questions on anything related to LinkedIn. The webinar will include insights from Joe Eley, a University of Hertfordshire alumnus, who will be sharing his experiences of building a successful career using LinkedIn. The webinar will be held on Friday 13 November at 3pm – 4pm.

You must book to attend this event: http://bit.ly/1WIrpq9

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