Badges: 14
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
Not sure if this is the correct area but it's worth a try.

Has anyone else got a Linkedin account? I have one but I'm not entirely sure how to use it and what it's worth, to be honest.

Their job advertisements are never dated nor ordered, therefore many of the advertised are old and even out of date.

I'm not particularly fond of the 'newsfeed' area which shares articles from various peoples and corporations. And their 'tips' don't seem useful.

It's obviously popular, I mean it has been sold for $25bn (or something like that) and many individuals of importance have an account. Yet, I'm just struggling to see how graduates can utilise it.

Seems like a professionalised social media platform for already established folk, enabling them efficiency when networking.

Anyway, all tips and opinions welcome.
Badges: 20
Report 4 years ago
(Original post by jg2012)
It is certainly much more useful to people in established careers and in certain sectors of work. But there are also plenty of professional people that can live very fulfilled lives without LinkedIn! But it isn't 'Facebook for grown-ups', and it can seem a bit dry until you have a professional network.

I'd say it's worth opening up a profile, and taking a look at it once a month or so, and as you mature through University, start going to careers presentations, incrementally improve your profile and grow your network, for example by asking to link with anyone who gives presentations you are interested in. Follow companies that are relevant to your career aspirations etc.

It's a bit of a slow burner, but if you don't start it at some point, when it might be useful in 5+ years, it won't be there.

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
new posts
to top
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.


If you haven't confirmed your firm and insurance choices yet, why is that?

I don't want to decide until I've received all my offers (46)
I am waiting until the deadline in case anything in my life changes (21)
I am waiting until the deadline in case something in the world changes (ie. pandemic-related) (6)
I am waiting until I can see the unis in person (10)
I still have more questions before I made my decision (9)
No reason, just haven't entered it yet (8)
Something else (let us know in the thread!) (12)

Watched Threads

View All