Your online, professional profile is often the first “view” a potential employer has of you. First impressions are important, so make sure your professional profile is one you want a potential employer to see.
As a student, your primary professional profile is on Handshake. Handshake is a career services platform that helps all students find meaningful careers by connecting job-seeking students and recent graduates with thousands of opportunities at thousands of companies and organizations of all sizes and locations. Handshake is free to University of Cincinnati students and alumni.
LinkedIn is a professional networking platform. Many professional people use LinkedIn to search for jobs, research career paths and companies, share information, make connections, and keep in touch with other professional people.
- How to create a killer LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed
- LinkedIn 101: Using LinkedIn to land your dream job before you graduate
- University of Cincinnati Alumni Association LinkedIn group
- LinkedIn Alumni Tool – Use this to find UC alumni in industries and geographic areas that interest you. You can also search by major, year of graduation, degree, employer, and skill.
- LinkedIn Student Job-Hunting Handbook Series
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