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The basics: how to make an appealing LinkedIn profile, which is increasingly important for finding a job.

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LinkedIn is increasingly important for finding a job

LinkedIn is a key source of information for recruiters who are increasingly finding suitable candidates via LinkedIn. A LinkedIn profile is your public CV, which allows you to present yourself and shows possible employers which jobs you are open to.

  • Date and time

    This online information session - in one session - is offered on:

    • Tuesday, 24 September 2019, from 11:00-12:00
    • Tuesday, 3 December 2019, from 14:00-15:00
    • Tuesday, 11 February 2020, from 14:00-15:00
    • Tuesday, 7 April 2020, from 11:00-12:00
    • Tuesday, 12 May 2020, from 11:00-12:00

    UvA Career Day and UvA Career Skills Week

    This information session is also offered during the UvA Career Day on 7 November 2019 and during the UvA Career Skills Week from 3 to 7 February 2020. The precise data are to follow.

    Feedback on your LinkedIn profile

    For personal feedback on your LinkedIn profile, you can always make an appointment with a Careers Adviser of the UvA Student Careers Centre.


  • Results

    After this information session:

    • You are able to create a personal and specific profile, which will entice people to learn more about you
    • You will know how to increase and maintain your online network
    • You will know more about LinkedIn as a job search and orientation tool
    • You will know all the important buttons.
  • Practical information
    • Target group: Dutch and international UvA students and UvA graduates (who have graduated up to one year ago)
    • Participation: a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants
    • Language: English
    • Costs: none
    • Location: Online. You will receive specific information about your log in etc.
    • Organised by the UvA Student Careers Centre (Student Services).
  • Useful supplement

    It may be helpful to supplement this information session with:

    • online workshop Discover what you want in work: Focus on your values and skills
    • online information session CV
    • online workshop Networking
    • online workshop Assessment        
    • online Career Exploration Talks
    • online workshop Ace your job interview