studentOK, we all know a college student or someone who supports one, whose home is a way station until next fall. Yes, they’re back…Send them this.

College students (and recent grads): revamp your LinkedIn profile.

Take a hard look at your resume. Now place it in a drawer. Rewrite your LinkedIn profile to answer 2 questions that address your career aspirations:

  • Why do you do what you do?
  • How do you do what you do?

Your resume does not answer those well.

Go further.

Make your LinkedIn profile complement your resume.

Now answer the above questions thoughtfully and from the perspective of an older hiring manager reviewing your profile against hundred of other competitors’ profiles to make them want to call you in for an interview.

Make them need to know more. Make yourself more marketable.

Have a look at this LinkedIn page specially designed for students of all ages, from high school. Yes, your career story starts early. That website is rather job-oriented but the tips on writing a great profile are universal.

Do it now.

student2Write it and let it “cool.”

Then tweak and edit a lot.

You have the summer to do this.

Don’t delay. In September you will have other things on your mind.