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With over 1 billion users around the world, LinkedIn is growing increasingly popular as a professional online network. Using a LinkedIn profile is a key opportunity to engage with employers and if you think of it as your online professional portfolio it can be just as important as your CV.

To get started using LinkedIn, and to create and develop a powerful LinkedIn profile, get help from the following:

LinkedIn for Students

Watch the short video Your Careers Starts Here and scroll down for tips on creating a student profile, building relationships, finding a job or internship, sharing career knowledge and using the alumni tool to get in touch with Loughborough graduates.

 The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet

This attractive visual guide shows how you can quickly create the best possible Linkedin profile, maximise your online visibility, build your contact list or get contacted about a new job.

For further information and advice, head over to our Careers Network Learn Module CA007, to see examples, checklists and top tips, and to access our interactive online course Excel in Employer Selection Processes.