If you have not done it yet, it is time to: Build your LinkedIn Profile

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For over two years now, Career Services staff at Western Technical College have been promoting the use of LinkedIn to add to your job search tool box. LinkedIn is an on line form of networking. We have been providing assistance to those who need help creating a LinkedIn profile. Now days using LinkedIn is a necessity. If you haven’t found employment yet and you want to have LinkedIn help you out, come to Career Services (Mon-Thurs 8 am to 4 pm) or (Fri 10 am to 4 pm). We can assist you with creating a LinkedIn profile.

“A full 95% of recruiters use LinkedIn to actively search for and contact potential employees, according to a 2014 survey by recruiting platform Jobvite.”

Those of us that are good with technology are able to quickly create our profiles. Just like a resume, it is important to get someone to edit our document or profile and make sure we have not over-looked some glaring mistake.

I know it is easy to put off something because, “you want to have more time to focus completely.” If you have been using that excuse to avoid getting started, you should know that I created my profile a little bit at a time, when ever I had a few minutes. Before I knew it my profile was complete. You can save what you have accomplished and pick up where you left off later.

Check out the link below to find further tips on creating the best profile possible!
http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/recent-grad/linkedin-profile/

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Tayloring your resume for the job

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One of the things I focus on when I am helping our students with their resumes is to help them understand that they aren’t going to look like the perfect person for the job, unless they put some effort into making that happen.

The attached short article covers the same points that I like to cover when I am working with our students. If you have worked with me in the past, do skim this article. There is a chance that having it explained in a different way will help you to better understand the concept(s).

http://www.careerealism.com/resume-perfect-match-job-opening/

Hey! A “How to get a job after you graduate” article! And it is a good one too!

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Great article in my in box this morning! This article about getting a job after you graduate, will help you think big picture as you continue your job search! Enjoy!

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/how-to-get-a-job?utm_source=Career+Sherpa%27s+Blog+Posts&utm_campaign=4a38669877-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_47fcf918ab-4a38669877-423033993&mc_cid=4a38669877&mc_eid=670bccd2c0