News • February 08, 2018

Career Center trains students at LinkedIn seminar

LinkedIn 2018

Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2018)— Students at California Baptist University learned the inner workings of LinkedIn, the employment-oriented social networking site, at a seminar hosted by the Career Center on Feb. 6.

Morgan Teruel, career counselor at CBU, said that using LinkedIn effectively can be an important part of a job search. Teruel presented a detailed walk-through of each section on a LinkedIn profile offering students tips along the way.

“Being strategic in how you present yourself is extremely important,” Teruel said. “Employers will look at whom you are associated with on the website, so also be strategic with whom you connect with.”

Teruel said a summary section should be professional and written in a way that aligns with your desired career path. Also, indicate all your diverse skill set, especially anything technology based, she added.  

Kayla Masters, career counselor at CBU, gave students a tutorial on using the job searching function within LinkedIn.

“You can target companies of your choice on LinkedIn, and then follow them to become aware of job opportunities that are posted on their page,” Masters said.

The seminar also featured a Q&A session followed by an opportunity for students to have a photographer take headshots for their LinkedIn profiles.