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Social Networks & Your Job Search

ver the past decade, there have been an increasing number of articles appearing about on-line networks. Based upon surveys conducted by various organizations, including Career Builder/Harris Poll (2018), On Device Research (2015) and Jobvite (2014):

  • 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% of hiring managers will decide whether to move forward with a candidate's application based upon their LinkedIn profile.
  • 50% of hiring managers report candidates do not describe their job roles with enough depth and detail on LinkedIn.
  • Members with photos get 14 times more profile views on average.
  • Members with at least one skill tagged get 13 times more profile views.
  • Members with a school tagged in their profiles get 10 times more views on average.

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

Developing a Professional Social Network Profile

LinkedIn is a social network that focuses on professionl networking and career development. It provides a wide range of resources to assist students and recent graduates with developing a professional profile, using LinkedIn to find a job or internship, and effectively networking and building your personal brand. Here are a few of the resources available on their LinkedIn Higher Education portal: Once you have your LinkedIn profile created, consider connecting with these UW-Green Bay groups:
  • UW-Green Bay 
  • UW-Green Bay Alumni
  • UW-Green Bay Career Services
Use the LinkedIn search feature to find other groups, companies, people or jobs of interest to you!

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.