May 23, 2017

Students: how to use LinkedIn at university to help you get a job

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Read this article from The Guardian and try to improve your business English: to build up contacts, to utilise and generate contacts, to integrate something into. 

 

Trying to make yourself stand out in the sea of graduates looking for jobs is tricky. Having a LinkedIn account can be a key way to build up contacts while still at university. And getting a LinkedIn profile now can be a good way to find work experience and other opportunities alongside your studies.

Ian Osborne, university work related learning officer, says: “In a previous role with the university I set up work placements for around 200 students and the vast majority were through utilising and generating contacts on LinkedIn.”

A LinkedIn profile is your chance to build a positive online presence for yourself.

Some universities are even integrating LinkedIn into their courses.

 

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What does it mean? Click and find out!

tricky (adj) difficult to deal with
to build up (v) to increase, or to make something increase
to related (adj) if two or more things are related, there is a connection between them
to utilise (v) to use something
to integrate (v) to make someone become a full member of a group or society and be involved completely in its activities

 

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