Get tips on using LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs and Facebook to find jobs, market yourself and network with professionals, including Teesside graduates, working in industries that interest you.
Use social media to:
LinkedIn is a professional social media platform with 400 million users worldwide. Find out how to make the most of LinkedIn to find a job
Have a complete LinkedIn profile and a professional photo
LinkedIn template for students and graduates (Word - 39kb)
Example of LinkedIn student profile
Examples of LinkedIn graduate profiles
Research people who have completed a similar degree course
Develop your network - join groups and take part in discussions
Ask for recommendations from employers (past and current), team leaders, supervisors and/or fellow colleagues
Search for jobs using the Advanced tab
Keep your network warm by endorsing the skills of others but only if you genuinely know they are competent in that area.
Download a pdf version of the above information - LinkedIn tips for students and graduates (pdf - 333kb)
Twitter - develop your career network through following and engaging with people and organisations in sectors you are interested in
Facebook - is predominantly a social networking website.
Many employers will check you out online before deciding whether they want to meet you. Discover what they will find and get tips on how to manage your information.
An introduction to some of the best apps for job seeking and networking, and tips on how to use them effectively.
Having your own blog can demonstrate your writing skills, your knowledge of a particular area and your enthusiasm to a wide audience. Find out more about using blogs