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The basics: how to make an appealing LinkedIn profile, which is increasingly important for finding a job.

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LinkedIn is increasingly important for finding a job

LinkedIn is a key source of information for recruiters who are increasingly finding suitable candidates via LinkedIn. A LinkedIn profile is your public CV, which allows you to present yourself and shows possible employers which jobs you are open to.


  • Date and time

    The information session LinkedIn - in one session - is offered on:

    • Tuesday, 24 September 2019, from 11:00-12:00
    • Tuesday, 3 December 2019, from 14:00-15:00
    • Tuesday, 11 February 2020, from 14:00-15:00
    • Tuesday, 7 April 2020, from 11:00-12:00
    • Tuesday, 12 May 2020, from 11:00-12:00

    UvA Career Day and UvA Career Skills Week

    This information session is also offered during the UvA Career Day on 7 November 2019 and during the UvA Career Skills Week from 3 to 7 February 2020. The precise data are to follow.

    Feedback on your LinkedIn profile

    For personal feedback on your LinkedIn profile, you can always make an appointment with a Careers Adviser of the UvA Student Careers Centre.


  • Results

    After this information session:

    • You are able to create a personal and specific profile, which will entice people to learn more about you
    • You will know how to increase and maintain your online network
    • You will know more about LinkedIn as a job search and orientation tool
    • You will know all the important buttons.
  • Practical information
    • Target group: Dutch and international UvA students and UvA graduates (who have graduated up to one year ago)
    • Participation: a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants
    • Language: English
    • Costs: none
    • Location: the sessions are at the Roeterseiland Campus (REC). You will receive the exact location by email, after your registration
    • Organised by the UvA Student Careers Centre (Student Services).
  • Useful supplement

    It may be helpful to supplement this information session with:

    • workshop Discover what you want in work: Focus on your values and skills
    • Career Workout
    • information session CV
    • workshop Networking
    • workshop Assessment        
    • Career Exploration Talks
    • workshop Ace your job interview
  • Conditions
    • Participation is free.
    • You can register up to 2 months in advance. That is the reason you may not see the date you wish in the registration form yet.
    • After your registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation.
    • In case you’re not able to participate, please follow the link in the automatic confirmation email to cancel your participation. That way, you give your spot to one of your fellow students.

Read more about LinkedIn on career.uva.nl

Full programme Student Careers Centre (International)

Full programme Student Careers Centre (Dutch)