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Using social media

Developing your professional online presence can give you a big advantage in the recruitment market.

A strong online presence allows you to:

  • increase your employability
  • demonstrate your passion and display your proactive nature
  • develop important relationships
  • get noticed by potential employers.

Join LinkedIn

You should consider having a LinkedIn profile. With LinkedIn, you can expand on your CV and it allows you to upload real examples of your work as proof of your talents.

We offer an on-campus LinkedIn Masterclass which will teach you how to use this social media platform as part of your job hunting strategy. You can book this through your Careers Account.

We also have a checklist you can download to help you as you go:

LinkedIn checklist

LinkedIn checklist

1 June 2017

Use our handy checklist to make sure your LinkedIn profile is effectively promoting your skills and experience to prospective employers.


You can also read LinkedIn’s tips, which demonstrate how to make your profile look professional and offers information and advice about how to search for jobs using this massive source. They also have a profile checklist for job seekers.

Make your online identity count

You need to understand the importance of being a digitally literate graduate. The Academic and Student Support Services team has created two tutorials about managing your online presence and making your online identity count:

If you're a current student, you can find more about managing your online presence on the student intranet.

Contact us

For more information, please get in touch:

Careers and Employability