LinkedIn 101

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LinkedIn is your professional platform to shine. Other than your resume and cover letter, this is a way to showcase your professional pursuits and accomplishments. It is important to keep it clean, updated, and interesting! Think of it as your way to leverage connections, build a network, and define your credibility.

Here are some tips and tricks to make your LinkedIn top notch:

Take your time writing your summary; it should be an enjoyable read
Add some interesting details about …

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Defining Your Goals 

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Goals are incredibly important to plan and strategize where your career is going. Make sure your goals are both for the short term and the long term. Another big tip is making sure that they are S M A R T – specific, measurable, actionable, relevant, and timely. 

Some good career goals to start with are: 

Sign up for CDI 
Network with 5 new people 
Develop a new technical skill 
Land an internship 
Find a reliable mentor 
Get a good …

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Summer Career Reflection 

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Now that the summer months have wrapped up and we are starting yet another year of college, it is time for reflection. Reflection is such a key element to your professional development because it allows you to think back and be honest with yourself on your own growth over a period of time. Many of you might have had summer internships, some virtual others in the office. Many of you may not have had any traditional work experience and focused …

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Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Finding a Mentor: Why, Where, When, and How

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Look at the clock! It’s time to find a mentor.

WHY?

Whether you haven’t had an internship or you’ve had five (also applicable to full-time jobs), you can benefit from mentorship. Anyone can, because nobody knows everything about their specialty or field of study, partially because that would require a limitless amount of experience and knowledge and partially because information and common practices are constantly changing! The absolute best way to learn more about anything is through first-hand experience and …

By Alina Minkova
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Your Back to School Career Checklist 

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Get your books from the bookstore. Buy your home decor for your dorm room. Get your career checklist CHECKED.

Refresh your resume with new relevant job experiences 
Write out your career goals for the academic year 
RSVP to upcoming events on CareerEdge
Sign up for your CDI course 
Plan out some LinkedIn posts and content 
Create a career action plan (full blog post coming soon!)

What else is on your career checklist?

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Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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