LinkedIn – just how useful is it?

Most people have an incredible facebook account. 500+ friends, tons of photos and videos. However, I’ve stopped using Facebook as a social media platform – there are many reasons why but I won’t go into them here. That said, Facebook is definitely good for communicating with everyone, but beyond I just feel aimlessly scrolling through the posts on Facebook just isn’t healthy.

Instead, I’ve started using LinkedIn and have never looked back since. Students are worried about getting internships. Most of us are anyway. Do not underestimate the power of LinkedIn here. I’ve gotten a fully fledged summer internship at one the largest banks in the world through a simple message from a recruiter, and almost 20 messages flooding my inbox throughout the year.

My top tip: Put stuff on your LinkedIn profile. Make sure you tick the setting that you’re looking for an internship/job, and watch the requests come in. Many of us search desperately for just one internship, but why not just let the companies come to you?

 

Louis

 

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