Online resources

Links on this page were lasted reviewed 30 June 2015. Links open in a new window.

The resources on this page are organised by those produced by,

  • LinkedIn – the defacto up-to-date guidance on using LinkedIn
  • Sheffield Hallam University on good use of social media for teaching and learning.

From LinkedIn

University Pages Best Practices – best practices for LinkedIn University Pages (an overview)

University Pages Tutorial –

LinkedIn 101: Overview – LinkedIn for Careers Services and their students in detail – overview of benefits of LinkedIn use by careers staff and their students

University Pages Video Tour

Alumni Tool Overview Video –

Alumni Tool Plug In One Page Overview – technical tips for web developers wanting to use the Alumni Tool Plug In

University Pages One Page Overview (English)

Higher Education Overview Video – Overview of benefits of LinkedIn for HE staff

Tips for Careers Services: Video

Building a great profile: Tips and tricks for Higher Education Staff – tips for staff profiles and for staff advising on student profiles

Using Advanced Search Tips and Tricks for Higher Education Staff –

Using the alumni tool –

University Page Tips Video –

LinkedIn Hidden Gems Video –

The LinkedIn Alumni Tool for Alumni Officers –

Conducting LinkedIn Profile Reviews with Students –

Using the LinkedIn Alumni Tool in Career Counselling –

How to run an effective and valuable LinkedIn group –

LinkedIn tips for students (modifiable postcard – can attach university logo) –

LinkedIn resources for staff in languages other than English –

LinkedIn Profile Checklist: College Students –

LinkedIn Profile Checklist: High School Students –

Building a student profile –

Finding a job or internship –

How to Network on LinkedIn –

Tailoring Your LinkedIn Profile to Your Goals –

How to Communicate Effectively on LinkedIn

Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn –

Using the Alumni Tool to Explore Career Paths –

LinkedIn: Your Career Starts Here: UK Students –

LinkedIn: Top 5 Profile To Dos –

Everything I Knew About the Graduate Job Hunt Was Wrong –

Resources on the use of social media for teaching and learning from Sheffield Hallam University

How to use social media responsibly – How your personal use of social media relates to the University’s rules and regulations; what is inappropriate, and the associated consequences (last updated Oct 2014) –

Staying safe online – your guide to IT security – Advice on avoiding identity theft and online fraud; staying safe and protecting your equipment and information. (last updated Aug 2013) –

Managing your digital footprint – Four ways to stop your social media past damaging your real-life future; simple steps to clean up and manage your social media identity (last updated Oct 2014) –

Using social media for learning – Make social media work for you and stand out from the crowd by identifying and harnessing opportunities (last updated Oct 2014) –

Using social media to enhance your employability – Outlining the ways in which social media can improve your employability and develop a satisfying career (last updated October 2014) –

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