“It’s not about WHAT you know but WHO you know and WHO you get to know.” You’ve probably heard this before, because it relates to all industries and is why you should get signed up to LinkedIn now and start networking. In the events industry it’s all about building connections. It is no longer enough to simply have a solid resume… students and workers alike now need a professional online presence. LinkedIn will enable you to clearly define all your skill and experiences helping you to build your own personal professional brand. LinkedIn also provides a range of advice from preparing for interviews to the latest trends. I have spent time creating a great LinkedIn profile to stand out from the crowd and if you follow the below you can too;
I know many universities tutors now are encouraging you to get on LinkedIn, some universities are actually making it mandatory for students in second year. My advice is to take this very seriously, use a professional picture “no pictures from last night’s house party or downing a glass of wine or gin!” This is your opportunity to be creative and get all your skills and personality out to prospective employers and industry professionals.
You’re Being Watched
Very Important! Prospective employers and recruitment agencies WILL check you out online. This means two things:
- Don’t Lie
- Have Other Professionals Backing Up Your Claims