College Seniors and New Graduates: Get Your LinkedIn Profile Up and Start Connecting!

College students and new graduates are often very resistant to engaging with LinkedIn because they feel like their profiles have to be brilliant and perfect . It feels false and “not me”, and the result is that they often they don’t even engage. Or they have that profile that they were forced to make in a class their freshman year; with no picture, no profile statement and 11 contacts.

I am not after perfection when coaching new graduates on their LinkedIn profiles – but they absolutely need to be there and be there professionally – as potential good hires with a reasonable amount of contacts. So watch the video below for my tips to help college students and new graduates develop an acceptable LinkedIn profile – it is a start and we adjust as we go forward. Then we work on getting them to use it as a tool 😊.