How to use LinkedIn for your career? Welcome to digital learning week. Over the next 90 minutes there will be videos to watch, articles to read and activities to complete as part of your Work Experience module.

LinkedIn is an online directory of individual professionals and organisations. Individuals and companies use LinkedIn for professional networking. LinkedIn has millions of members in more than 200 countries, including executives from all Fortune 500 companies. Individuals use LinkedIn for professional networking, connecting, and job searching. Companies use LinkedIn for recruiting and for providing company information to prospective employees. While you may use Facebook to connect with friends, family and colleagues, LinkedIn is built for professional networking rather than connecting based on interests and personal relationships.

Doyle, A. (2016). LinkedIn Professional Networking Site: What is LinkedIn and How Can You Use It? . Available: https://www.thebalance.com/linkedin-professional-networking-site-2062328. Last accessed 02nd May 2017.

Task 1

Watch the two videos below. Please have a pen and paper to take effective notes for the activities that will follow. Whilst you are watching the videos please think of five items:

* Note down something you find interesting

* Note down something you find surprising

* Note down something you agree with

* Note down something you disagree with

* Note down something you don't fully understand and need to do some further research on

You need to read the following two articles below:

Task 2

You need to create your own Linkedin account and share this with your lead tutor. You need to email the Linkedin account to your lead tutor before the end of digital online week. Please read the articles below that will help you create a good Linkedin account:

Credits:

Created with images by minachan - "linkedin office hong kong" • DASPRiD - "LinkedIn Office" • ekelly89 - "LinkedIn-Logo" • geralt - "board blackboard success"

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