As the job market becomes increasingly more difficult to join, many graduates are questioning how they can gain the attention of prospective employers and showcase their skills and potential. Today students are looking to online social media when professionally networking.
More specifically, students and employers use LinkedIn, a social networking website that allows users to connect with other professionals in their field.
The Career Center is hosting an event to help students create a positive LinkedIn profile at 3 p.m. on Wednesday in Room 110P of the Student Services Building.
Career advisors will demonstrate how students can manage their online presence when networking with professionals.
The event is free for all attendees. It is recommended that students bring a laptop to follow along on the website.
Mark Fauble, career advisor, will conduct the “Are You LinkedIn?” presentation. Fauble said LinkedIn can be an effortless tool for students to use to get their foot in the door with any organization.
“I think it is extremely important for young people entering the professional world to project the right image online. LinkedIn is very easy to set up and use. Any student who uses Facebook can use LinkedIn too,” Fauble said.
“Networking is indisputably the best and easiest way to find employment. Statistics show that approximately 70 percent of the people in the workforce have found their job through networking,” Fauble said.
“Are You LinkedIn?” is not just for students who are graduating. All students and professors are encouraged to attend the event. It is always the right time to seeks professional employment or internship opportunities.
More information about “Are You LinkedIn?” can be provided as needed at CareerCenter.IllinoisState.edu/Events or by calling the Career Center at (309) 438-2200.