Top 3 reasons every undergraduate should be on LinkedIn

Here are why you should be on LinkedIn. Read on.

UNILAG undergraduates listening to industry experts on career tips and development. (Pulse)

To an extent, both assumptions are right, but unlike Facebook, LinkedIn is a platform designed for professionals and it gives you more than what a job board will offer you in terms of job searching.

As an undergraduate, your presence on LinkedIn can prepare and position you for your dream job after graduation. Here are top five reasons you should be on LinkedIn.

Your network of contacts has a lot to do with your career advancement. According to Adegbite Oreoluwa, the country manager of careers24, getting a job in Nigeria is still largely based on referrals. In other words, landing a job is as much about what you know, as it is about who you know. If you’re already on LinkedIn, start with professionals in your industry, the bigger your network, the higher your chance of being referred to a job role.

LinkedIn is an incredibly useful tool you can use when it comes to job searching. You can set it to send you job alerts for certain companies, job titles or industries. 

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking but with your LinkedIn account, you can conduct a research about a company and prospective employees before going for the interview. This helps you go for the interview feeling prepared and confident. 

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