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Linkedin visits The Claude Littner Business School to give students networking tips for their careers

Vernon Bubb from LinkedIn at the Claude Littner Business School

Social networking giant Linkedin visited The Claude Littner Business School (CLBS) to help students use their social media profile to boost their careers, last week.

Vernon Bubb, who is a member of Linkedin’s UK leadership team, delivered practical advice on using the popular platform to apply for desirable jobs, at Paragon House in Brentford on 14 December.

Around 25 students learned about the importance of picking the right photo for their profile, writing an eye-catching biography and also why out-of-work interests and hobbies matter too. There was also advice on the benefits of being part of an alumni network and how to use filters on the platform to refine notifications about job vacancies. After delivering a presentation, Mr Bubb took questions from students.

Appropriately, organiser Mr Javier Morales Mediano set up the event by using his own network on Linkedin. The lecturer in business strategy and marketing at CLBS and Vernon Bubb are mutual connections on the website.

Dr Morales said: ‘Events like this are very useful for our students because tools such as Linkedin are crucial for developing a useful network and getting the jobs they want. The students really engaged with it and there was a sense from them of; ‘wow, this is important.’

‘Sometimes, it’s too easy to set up a profile and then just leave it at that, but the students learnt how much they can derive from a professional attitude to their social media use. Events like this are part of our commitment to being The Careers University and I want to thank Vernon for giving up his time for our students.’

The Claude Littner Business School is committed to helping students use technology effectively to make themselves highly employable in graduate job market. Business Studies students at CLBS recently awarded the course a 100 percent satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2016.

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