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Alumni Advisors: Using LinkedIn

Hello! I was wondering what you think of LinkedIn as a networking tool. Do you utilize any of its features, or is it just more useful for when you are trying to find someone specific on it? Michael (Business 2018) Todd S. (MBA Organization Development, 2012), Talent Development Consultant LinkedIn is a go-to site for employers, both recruiters, hiring managers and potential colleagues. Be sure to have a professional (not stuffy or too casual) picture, concise bullets about experience and…

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6 Keys to a Professional LinkedIn Profile

This post originally appeared on June 30, 2016. Statistics show that about 80 percent of today’s jobs are landed through networking. But how, exactly, do you go about finding opportunities to network? Robert Yale, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, spoke to Director of Career Services & QEP Julie Janik’s career development class about making professional connections and building your personal brand through LinkedIn. “LinkedIn is not Facebook for the over-40 crowd,” said Yale….

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College of Business Newsletter Notes from the OPCD: Does Your LinkedIn Impress?

In case there is any question about this topic – LinkedIn is useful. In my role, I regularly use it to recommend candidates to my connections, ask professionals from in my network industry-specific questions, solicit speakers for campus events, and more.  With more than 2,000 connections, I am always surprised at what a useful networking tool LinkedIn is (when it seems like it could be so overwhelming). Here are a few of my thoughts based on my experience with LinkedIn. Update….

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LinkedIn from a Recruiter’s Perspective

As a recruiter for a national hospital system, UD alumna Anna Sowder (Business ‘15) sees LinkedIn profiles every day. Unfortunately, many fall short for a variety of reasons. In hopes of helping out UD students and grads, Anna has given us a recruiter’s perspective on how to improve your LinkedIn profile. Post a picture! While Anna acknowledges that some people think a photo might allow an employer to discriminate, she believes that it actually shows that you cared enough to…

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Dos and Don’ts of a Successful LinkedIn Profile

Statistics show that about 80 percent of today’s jobs are landed through networking. But how, exactly, do you go about finding opportunities to network? Robert Yale, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, spoke to Director of Career Services & QEP Julie Janik’s career development class about making professional connections and building your personal brand through LinkedIn. “LinkedIn is not Facebook for the over-40 crowd,” said Yale. “It’s a social network for professionals with over…

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Alumni Answers:
Struggling to find an internship

Dear Alumni: I’m struggling to find internship opportunities for the summer. I have previous work experience, and a resume ready. My issue is mostly with connections and knowing where to look. What are steps I can take to help me get on the right path? What did you do at my age? Edisson, Sophomore, Business Chris G. (BA Business, 2015), Corporate Trainer at Trintech, Inc. The best advice I can give you now that I didn’t have at that age…

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Alumni Answers: Transition From Physics to Engineering (Beemnet, Physics 2020)

Dear Zofia, Hello! I was wandering what you think of the transition from pure Physics to Engineering studies. Do you think it is better to seek out for engineering experiences while at UD? Thank you, Beemnet (Physics 2020)   Hello Beemnet, I absolutely think seeking out engineering while at UD would be great if that’s the direction you want to go. I think networking with engineers (try going to local events, you can find them on LinkedIn) can be very…

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Alumni Advisors: How can I build my network?

I know the importance of building a network and maintaining connections, but the steps to do so seem rather vague. What is the most effective and efficient way to maintain network connections and relationships? Email them directly? What should I say? Use more indirect means (i.e. activity/updates on social media platforms)? Thank you for your time and advice. Angela (Biology, Pre-Vet 2018) Personally I’m a fan of direct contacts. If you’re keeping a connection with me so I can make…

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Zofia K, Physics (Engineering)

What was your career path that led you to your current position? After working as a physics researcher for a year, I decided engineering was a better fit for me. I got my Master’s and then spent about 6-8 months looking for work. I connected with National Instruments through a job fair hosted by U of MN. What kind of credentials, education, training, prior experience are needed? I needed a minimum GPA and an appropriate degree. I think my current…

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Stan M., Economics (Retired-Sales Operations and Sales Management, Project Management)

What was your career path that led you to your current position? Manufacturing planning and line management, distribution management, Sales Operations management. What kind of credentials, education, training, prior experience are needed? Dealing with people (retail); relating to Salespeople, Project Management. How was your major and/or your degree from UD related to your current work? General business including accounting, management, operations management, human resources, basic economics. UD taught me the discipline of critical thinking, to consider all aspects of a situation…

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