Yesterday I attended a LinkedIn workshop sponsored by Career Services and Western Technical College’s Alumni Association. Since LinkedIn, a professional social media website is constantly changing and updating we can always learn something new about how it can improve our professional lives.
Not only is LinkedIn a great way to find employment, it helps us to network with professionals, and provides a source for continued professional development. When you join groups you begin to receive information about issues within the career field that you are in. For instance, I have connected with career development groups and groups that assist with job seeking. The information I receive helps me stay up to date with issues in the Career Services profession. I can only share some of what I learn with you on this blog.
My point is: No matter what program you are in here at Western Technical College, you have joined an industry – a profession that you are going to want to learn all you can about. LinkedIn can help you do that. Did you know that you can search for and learn about companies through LinkedIn? You can search for past classmates, alumni from any college, and people that you happen to know that are working in your field of choice.
Check out LinkedIn today. Career Services is putting on two more workshops for our students. Put one of these on your calendar: March 22nd and March 23rd, 2016 (11:30 to 12:30 in B112 both days) – come to each one or either one and learn what you can. We will be taking professional pictures for you to use on LinkedIn as well, so dress professionally!