Digital Learning Ambassadors at Prospects College of Advanced Technology will be working with learners, instructors and employers to introduce the use of LinkedIn as a useful networking and CV building tool.
LinkedIn is a professional online network where people build their online identity and CV, which travels with them throughout their professional career. Profiles record work experience, skills, achievements, volunteer work, endorsements and interests
There are over 39 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn. See LinkedIn statistics here.
Through LinkedIn you can build a network of contacts such as employers, careers advisors, recruitment consultancy agencies, colleagues and peers, educational institutions, organisations and mentors to help provide you with information and open up job opportunities. Learners may follow groups, professional associations and organisations in their industry and those they aspire to work for.
LinkedIn is a useful research and learning tool for students and staff to learn about different organisations. They can follow company blogs on LinkedIn and keep up-to-date with news items about what companies are working on, new tools, new developments etc. This information will allow learners to attend interviews armed with useful information to answer questions.
You can read our Digital Learning Ambassadors Project Charter for our Project LinkedIn here.
Take a look at the infographic below by Career Glider