Posted on Apr 28, 2013

College Student Using LinkedInCollege students are not using LinkedIn to find Jobs the way they could.  Only 46% of College students are on LinkedIn, and those who are, probably are not using it to its fullest capability.

LinkedIn is the premier Social Media Job Search tool, but many college students are intimidated by it or don’t know how to use it.

Lynne Sebille-White, Senior Assistant Director of the University of Michigan’s Career Center is  certain graduating college students are missing out an important job search tool: “Social media allows you to showcase your skills, experience and unique talents in a very public manner… Social media provides amazing access to others in a way that was not previously available. You can find almost anyone and if you’re smart, you can make a positive impression by how you manage your online presence.”

Brian S. Hall, of ReadWrite, has written an article (Why Aren’t College Students Using LinkedIn?) about this phenomenon and has recommended that Colleges be more proactive in helping students use LinkedIn and other social media to find jobs as they enter the workforce.

But graduating seniors don’t have to rely on their University to help them use LinkedIn.  I am happy to offer a deep discount on my LinkedIn Video E-Course to graduating seniors this spring.  Just click on Purchase in the navigation bar above and Use Coupon Code:  STUDENT and receive the program for $29 (a discount of $20 off the current price).

This is an extremely small investment to make in your future!

In addition, I am happy to be helping College students use LinkedIn in their Job Searches.  I currently contribute to the Purdue University Career Center’s Blog and have done presentations on LinkedIn at California State University at Long Beach.

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  1. Hi,
    This is always being major issue for fresh graduate or college students to finding a job. No doubt, social media plays a significant role to explore the hidden talent, it also help students for finding the relevant jobs. Well, in my point of view using LinkedIn is not a rocket science and mostly jobs posting by client are free of cost which everyone see. Thanks

    • DSchilder says:

      Yes, LinkedIn is a free Social Media platform for professionals and is a great tool for recent graduates. Companies can pay to post jobs on LinkedIn under the jobs tab, but there is no cost for them to post jobs in Groups. So recent graduates should join LinkedIn Groups that are active and relate to the career they are looking for.

  2. Tauseef Alam says:


    I modern world, HR managers has become more active on social media. They prefer to hire fresh graduates from websites like LinkedIn & Facebook. It’s highly recommended to fresh graduate to create and develop an influential profile on these social networks.

  3. Natasha says:

    Actually the Linkedin is a good social network to build you profile and reputation. If you are using Linkedin and your profile is healthy, you will be contacted by several employers for Jobs.

  4. Rahul Roy says:

    Lately, employers are looking at the profiles of candidates on Linkedin. If you apply for a job, you can put your linkedin profile link on your resume. One can steadily build his profile on linkedin, and his/her strength increases along with the number of connections one has, work experience and projects done.

    Secondly, employers are posting jobs on social networks. It is more easier for a recruiter to post a job on a social network, and they can get a direct response. So, don’t miss out on a good opportunity by ignoring linkedin…

  5. LinkedIn is a website all job seekers and professionals should use; regardless of if they are graduating from college or not. LinkedIn is incredibly useful for getting your name out there to recruiters and the world; coming from a HR professional you should definitely use it.

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