Monday, August 28th, 2017

Life After Bucknell LinkedIn Series

LinkedIn is the premier professional networking tool and a great place to network and be seen by employers. With the career fairs coming, this is a great time to learn how to find potential networking connections and the etiquette expected when reaching out to potential employers. Join us for one or both parts of this series and learn some key networking strategies prior to Employer Expo on 9/19!

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

LinkedIn & the CDC

LinkedIn has been busy working on new University Pages and Bucknell was one of the first 200 schools to get a page! These pages offer an easy way to find, explore, and discover the career paths of all the Bucknell Alumni on LinkedIn. But before you start doing that you will want to make sure your profile is in top form. That’s why we have several ways to help you perfect your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn Basics – Regardless of your class year getting started on LinkedIn is a must! This session will go over basics of building a strong profile […]

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Monday, January 13th, 2014

Life After Bucknell LinkedIn & Your Job Search Series

Seniors, join us for our continuing LinkedIn Series as part of Life After Bucknell. – Friday, January 17 at Noon – LinkedIn 1.0: The Basics Learn the basics of building your brand, setting up your LinkedIn profile, and beginning to build your network to land that next internship or job. Lunch provided. And look for the next workshops in this series: – Wednesday, February 12 at Noon – LinkedIn 2.0: Building Your Network This LinkedIn workshop will provide information on how to build your professional network. Presenters will discuss how to personalize messages to connect with individuals, and how to […]

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Friday, September 6th, 2013

LinkedIn & Your Job Search

LinkedIn was busy this summer working on new University Pages and Bucknell was one of the first 200 schools to get a page! These pages offer an easy way to find, explore, and discover the career paths of all the Bucknell Alumni on LinkedIn. But before you start doing that you will want to make sure your profile is in top form. That’s why we have several ways to help you perfect your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn & Your Job Search – As part of our Life After Bucknell program (but open to all students) we’ll teach you how to develop […]

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Every Week In…the CDC

Just like last semester we will be publishing our “This Week In” post every Saturday (also look for this in the Message Center on Sundays) to help you plan for the week ahead, and while our full schedule of programs doesn’t really start until next week (Jan 21) we wanted to remind you of the recurring programs we offer. What I like to call “Every Week In.” NEW THIS SEMESTER: LinkedIn Profile Reviews on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30- 3:30 pm you can set up an appointment ahead of time or walk-in between 1:30 – 3:30 for reviews of your LinkedIn […]

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Sunday, November 6th, 2011

What NOT to Do While Networking on LinkedIn

I love that lots of students are finally getting on LinkedIn. I think it’s great. We’ve been posting about LinkedIn for awhile now. You can search the Career Insider for many tips, strategies and prezi’s on how to set up your profile. And normally I like to take a positive tone and talk about what to do, how to use, etc but when I came across this article posted on youtern‘s The Savvy Intern blog I just had to share because it is filled with GREAT advice and mistakes so I post it here for you to read as a […]

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011

LinkedIn Classmates – way cool!

So I was doing my daily twitter drudge and it’s overwhelming what you can find. I don’t know if it was because it was rainy or what but today Twitter seemed to be particularly jam packed with great information. Jammed. Packed. I won’t share it all with you here, although I would like to, but I did want to highlight one of the coolest things I found today – Classmates on LinkedIn (now called Alumni as of 11/1) I can’t remember my exact trail but somehow I came across The LinkedIn Blog and the post all about this new feature: […]

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

I’m on LinkedIn. Now What? – CDC Library Resource highlight

I’m on LinkedIn…Now What? by Jason Alba This book is a helpful guide for anyone looking to get the most out of their LinkedIn account. It begins with a general overview of the social networking site, explaining such things as setting up your profile and how to connect with others. The second part of the book discusses how to take advantage of the site and make it work for you. It gives advice on searching, understanding degrees of separation, getting recommendations, and using the Jobs & Hiring section of the site. The book concludes with a section on “netiquette” and […]

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Monday, August 29th, 2011

Become a LinkedIn Superman/woman

Is this my ad nauseam topic of the year? It may be…and I know you’ll be thanking me later so I appreciate all those Thank You cards in advance. But this time I’m going to let someone else talk to you about it, in person. So get up from your computer, stop reading this on your iPhone and head on over to Taylor 203 to learn, see and do! Find out if you really are LinkedIn and learn how to strategically use it  in your job search and create a professional online presence. You can also use LinkedIn to start […]

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

7 Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Yesterday we spent an extra hour with all our new CDC student workers (we call them “Peers”) reviewing what they had learned about resumes and practicing some resume reviews, and let me tell you…they were good! So, although you can all stop in to get your resumes reviewed by them (or us), I came across this article today and wanted to share it so you can have a head-start on creating that perfect resume. Please keep in mind these 7 tips are the authors opinion but they are great tips! So read on, check out the Steps to Success workshop […]

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Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Student-Friendly Profile Options on LinkedIn

Everyday LinkedIn gets more into the game with new and improved features that make the tool easier to use and more functional when applying or searching  for jobs. They’ve also started to make a concerted effort toward more student-friendly features with some new additions to the profile section are another step in that direction. Here’s a quick run down of them from the LinkedIn Blog: Projects: Participating in projects shows that you can apply classroom learning to real-world challenges and work effectively in a team. Add compelling research or class projects to your profile – especially those that demonstrate experience […]

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Friday, March 25th, 2011

Life After Bucknell: Graduate to LinkedIn

You may be a Facebook pro, but are you on LinkedIn? LinkedIn is for professional networking only – you can use the site to make connections, research companies, find a job, and more. We’ve created 2 prezi’s to help! One is geared more towards students who aren’t familiar with LinkedIn (Basics for Students) while the other (which still provides similar, great information) was created for an Alumni Networking event we did this year in Philadelphia (Are You LinkedIn?). Both help you  learn the basics and see how easy it is to create a professional profile, find your dream job, and […]

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Are you IN?

You know the power of Facebook for connecting with friends, now it’s time to learn the power of LinkedIn – the professional way to network. Mark your calendars for: Google Me: Using LinkedIn in Your  Search Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Noon – 12:50 p.m. Taylor 203 (access to computers to help build your profile!) Learn how to make the most of LinkedIn as a job search tool with a real Bucknell student profile as an example. Learn the basics of LinkedIn, useful ways to enhance your search and how it can be used to explore career paths. You can leave this […]

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Thursday, July 1st, 2010

In your job search, don’t take the ‘social’ out of ‘social networking’

How do you use social networking in your job search? A recent NACE survey of 2010 graduates indicated that while over 90 percent of respondents have profiles on social networking sites, a much smaller percentage actually use those sites in their job search. Less than 30 percent feel that employers should view their profiles, which is understandable — most people use sites like Facebook for social reasons, and aren’t interested in blurring together their personal and professional lives. However, one piece of the survey was surprising, and I found it particularly alarming: Students using social networking as a job-search resource […]

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