Quick Facts About LinkedIn
|Did you know...|
|More than 500 million LinkedIn members worldwide|
|28 million students on LinkedIn|
|10 million employers on LinkedIn|
|1 million 'entry-level' jobs and internships on LinkedIn|
|9 out of 10 company recruiters use LinkedIn|
|75 per cent of hiring managers look at profiles to learn more about candidates|
|85 per cent of employers say a positive online reputation influences their hiring decisions|
|LinkedIn profiles with photos get 21x more views|
|LinkedIn profiles with two or more experiences are 36x more likely to get viewed by recruiters|
|41 per cent of hiring managers view volunteer experience positively and as valuable as work experience|
|A good summary is a unique story about yourself, no more than two paragraphs|
If you're read through the statistics above, you'll know that company recruiters, and hiring managers use LinkedIn to find potential employees.
The UTM Career Centre can help you build and strengthen your LinkedIn profile! LinkedIn is a professional social networking platform where you can connect with millions of professionals, employers and job opportunities.
Join us at the LinkedIn Essentials for Job Search workshop to:
- Learn how to build a profile that will impress employers
- Create a unique headline and summary section
- Find out how to look for jobs and expand your professional network.
NOTE: You need to create a LinkedIn account prior to attending.
LinkedIn Photo Days
- Need a professional-looking photo for your LinkedIn profile?
- We'll help you out! Nothing too fancy, just some professional attire and clean backdrop!
- Time slots are 15 minutes in length; photos will be taken on campus between 1-4 p.m.*
Sign up in person at the Career Centre (DV 3094). Drop-ins also welcome.
How often is this session offered? Here are the scheduled photo days for the upcoming academic year.
- Photo Days have been postponed due to COVID-19
LinkedIn profile critiques
Did you know you can get feedback on your LinkedIn profile? Book an appointment today.
As a current student at the University of Toronto, you have access to LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource with high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized experts. Using your UTORid to log in, you may choose from more than 1,400 online self-paced courses that cover a wide range of topics, including business, IT, software and design. The LinkedIn Learning platform is available to any current student or employee at the University. For more details, please visit https://lnkd.in/gf85Mmv
UTM Alumni can sign up for free LinkedIn Learning access from December 18, 2020 to April 18, 2021. There are a limited number of spots and is currently 60 per cent full. Register for LinkedIn Learning.
Many public libraries provide access to LinkedIn Learning. If you no longer a student and are interested in LinkedIn Learning, we recommend that you contact your local library to see if they provide free access.
- City of Mississauga Libraries - https://web.mississauga.ca/library/research-and-learn/
- City of Toronto Libraries - https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/elearning/
LinkedIn Helpful Resources