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LinkedIn: the basics (1 hour)

Information session: tips and advice for making an inviting profile

For you?

Are you curious what recruiters focus on when looking for candidates on LinkedIn? In this online information session, you'll be introduced to composing a successful profile on this professional network with over 645 members. You'll form an idea of how LinkedIn works and how employers and recruiters use it. Also, you'll get tips and advice to present yourself and to create a match with the roles and functions you're available for.

Dates and times

Registration is possible from 7 weeks up to 2 days in advance.

  • Wednesday, 3 February 2021 from 15:00-16:00 (online) 
  • Wednesday, 17 March 2021 from 12:00-13:00 (online) 
  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021 from 15:00-16:00 (online) 
  • Wednesday, 19 May 2021 from 15:00-16:00 (online) 
  • Thursday, 17 June 2021 from 12:00-13:00 (online) 

Interesse in deze voorlichting in het Nederlands?

Registration is possible from 70 up till 2 days in advance.

Practical information

This information session is free of charge. You can register when you currently study at the UvA, or if you graduated 1 year ago at most. After registration, you’ll receive specific information about logging in, preparation if needed, etc.

These information sessions and workshops are a nice match 

LinkedIn is part of a series supporting you in your career development. You can register for each separately:

Personal development and self-assessment

Are you looking for a broad orientation on who you are, what is important to you, and what you want to contribute to? These workshops will get you going post-graduation.

Do it yourself

On this page, you'll find more information about LinkedIn and how recruiters use it. You can find self-assessment tests, videos, and tipsheets on successful job hunting here:


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