LinkedIn is currently the most popular worldwide career-oriented social network. It is all about making professional connections (e.g. potential employers, colleagues, peers, colleagues, alumni, mentors), maintaining your network, staying up-to-date on the labor market and possible job offers.

To get the very best out of your LinkedIn profile make sure you include:

  • Name
  • Headline

This is what is first visible before you click on your profile. Make sure your headline at least tells what your current position is (e.g. Master student Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology). If preferred, you could also add other keywords that define your work/top skills (e.g. Python enthousiast)

  • Summary

Briefly describe who you are, what you have to offer and what your objective/ambition is.

  • Experience / Education (with recommendations)

State the full name of the program/role and the institute or organization.To give a more clear undertanding of what your studies or experience entailed, add noteable tasks, responsiblities and results in the description.

  • Skills & Endorsements

Add a few skills (10 should be enough) to your profile that reflect on what you are capable of. This could be hard skills, soft skills or a mix of both. Only mention skills that you think really reflect your capacities.

  • Certifications

If applicable, add additional certifications or courses that you’ve obtained next to your studies.

  • Honors & Awards

If applicable, add additional honors programs or received awards that you’ve obtained next to your studies.

You can find more information and examples in the colum on the right to help you create a decent Linkedin profile.

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