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June 14, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Career Event
Location: Dept of Chemistry Schaap Hall
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Faculty

According to a recent study by Jobvite, more than 90% of recruiters use social media as a part of the talent acquisition process, and 87% of the respondents are using LinkedIn. These staggering statistics imply a necessity for job seekers to have not only an active profile on LinkedIn, but one that stands out from the millions of users seeking the same jobs. In this seminar, participants will learn from career expert and social media professional, Jay Johnson, how to leverage the power of the online networking tool LinkedIn to identify, apply, and land the job of their dreams. The seminar will explore advanced methods of searching and identifying prospective career opportunities, connecting and engaging with key personnel and influencers, and building a profile that will get you noticed. This is a seminar you won't want to miss; your career could depend on it.

After attending this GPPD, attendees will be able to: 

  • Design a compelling LinkedIn profile to stand out from competing applicants and capture the interest of potential recruiters. 
  • Utilize advanced search methods to identify and engage potential hiring managers, decision makers, or company personnel for respective career targets. 
  •  Apply specific LinkedIn tools and functions to maximize their online potential. 
  • Avoid common LinkedIn errors and blunders in job seeking.

This careers event is co-sponsored by the BEST [Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training] program in the Graduate School.  Attendees of the workshop may elect to apply for microcredentialing from the Graduate School after review of their profile by Jay Johnson.

This event is free, but you do need to register by clicking on the button at the upper right.

Pizza and beverages will be served midday. 

For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Heidi Kenaga, BEST Program Manager at 313 577 5499 or