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Are you LinkedIn?

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LinkedIn, what’s all the buzz? How can it help you? Let’s explore.

What is it?

LinkedIn is an employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps. With over 500 million members, students can engage and build professional networks with industry professionals. Employers are able to post jobs while job seekers are able to post their resumes. Those with profiles are able to research companies and find or make connections.  

Why use it?

  • It’s no longer enough to simply have a solid resume. Students now need a professional online presence.  
  • 94 percent of recruiters used the service to find job candidates. This is part of the hidden job market.
  • LinkedIn profiles with professional headshots get 14 times more views.

I’m in! What’s next?

  • Meet with a career services professional on your campus or center.
  • Request your instructor to arrange a classroom workshop.
  • Request a career services professional to present a workshop to your student group or organization.

Benefits of a LinkedIn profile?

  • Build a professional profile that helps you stand out.
  • Connect with employers, recruiters, and alumni.
  • Conduct a personalized job search.
  • Join industry-specific groups and keep up with trends.
  • Follow companies and learn about their staff and cultures.

Upcoming Workshops and Photoshoots

  • Seminole Campus will be hosting a Working Wednesday focused on LinkedIn on March 20th from 12-2pm in the UP Lobby. At this event you can have your professional headshot taken for your profile. For more information contact Lynne Wolf, wolf.lynne@spcollege.edu.
  • Health Education Center LinkedIn Workshop, April 10th, 11-12pm in Room 274C. For more information contact Monica Roberts, Roberts.monica@spcollege.edu.   
  • LinkedIn Headshot Photoshoot, Thursday, April 11th, 11-12:30pm, Health Education Center, Room 274C. For more information contact Monica Roberts, Roberts.monica@spcollege.edu 

Helpful resources

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LinkedIn Profile Checklist screen cap.

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Successful Healthcare Job Fair

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It’s a team effort as more students attend the 2018 fall healthcare job fair. Over 150 students attended St. Petersburg College’s Health Education Center’s (HEC) Healthcare Job Fair on Tuesday, October 16. This is an increase of 94 students compared to 56 who attended the 2018 Spring Career Fair.

According to Monica Roberts, the HEC Career Outreach Specialist, “We really increased our marketing efforts to raise awareness for our students enrolled in the HEC health education programs, and our faculty, staff and administration played a critical role in passing along details of the event. It’s a team effort.”

The healthcare field has a very robust future. According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupations are predicted to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026. This growth is expected to impact the increase in students interested in SPC’s health education programs across all disciplines. As more students enroll in our health education programs, we will be able to increase the volume of organizations who will be in attendance at both our fall and spring career fairs providing viable job opportunities and internships for our students.

Considering a career in the health field? Join us for the Health Sciences & Vet Tech open house. This event will take place on Thursday, November 15 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The place to be is the Health Education Center located at 7200 66th Street North in Pinellas Park.  Come meet faculty and staff.  Ask questions about the program, admissions and career forecasts.  Talk with current students who can give you “the inside skinny.”  Hear about resources for students and future students supporting career success.

For more information about this event, please contact Monica Roberts, Career Outreach Specialist at the Health Education Center. Monica can be reached at Roberts.Monica@spcollege.edu.

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