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Social Media Networking

Career Planning has compiled information to assist you with developing a professional networking profile and effectively using these social networking resources.

Using LinkedIn to Find a Job

The numbers don't lie. Based on surveys conducted by various organizations, including Career Builder/Harris Poll (2018), On Device Research (2015) and Jobvite (2014):

75% Check LinkedIn

75% of hiring managers report looking at LinkedIn profiles to learn about a candidate's background. 43% use it to check on current employees.

50% Decide with LinkedIn

50% of hiring managers will decide whether to move forward with a candidate's application based upon their LinkedIn profile.

50% Want Details

50% of hiring managers report candidates do not describe their job roles with enough depth and detail on LinkedIn.

Photos Get Views

Members with photos get 14 times more profile views on average.

Skills Tags Get Views

Members with at least one skill tagged get 13 times more profile views.

School Tags Get Views

Members with a school tagged in their profiles get 10 times more views on average.

Developing a Professional Profile

LinkedIn is a social network that focuses on professional networking and career development. It provides a wide range of resources to assist students and recent graduates with developing a professional profile to find a job or internship, and effectively networking and building their personal brand. Here are a few of the resources available:

Join LinkedIn Groups

Search LinkedIn to find other groups, organizations, people or jobs of interest to you! Once you have your LinkedIn profile created, consider connecting with these UW-Green Bay groups:

Additional Social Networking Resources

CareerSpots Videos

View these brief videos to learn more about building your brand, using social media in your job search and pitfalls to avoid.

Build Your Brand

Did you know YOU have a brand? Learn from experts about how to build your personal brand to enhance your career.

Importance of Networking

What does 'networking' really mean, and how do you use it to your advantage? Experts reveal how to make the most of YOUR network to land the job you want.

Perils of Social Media

70% of employers use social media to research job candidates. Find out how to help—not hurt—your job prospects.

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