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Career Services
Murphy Center Room 374
Office Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Career Services
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Phone: 608-796-3828
Fax: 608-796-3050


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Add LinkedIn to Your Job Search Strategies

   LinkedIn is a professional networking site that can be a boost to all aspects of your career development, including job search.  A quality LinkedIn profile provides a forum for the following:

  • Building your professional brand
  • Connecting with prospective employers
  • Enhancing your online presence
  • Posting recommendations
  • Highlighting your professionalism


 Make Your Profile Work for You

  • Be thorough.  Include relevant internships, jobs, skills, and volunteerism.  Use key words of your field.  Focus on the value you bring to a potential employer.
  • Use a professional headshot.  View profiles of leaders in your industry to see what is acceptable.  Avoid casual or group pictures.
  • Write like a professional.  Use full sentences and correct grammar.
  • Ask for recommendations.  These add instant credibility.  Ask past employers, internship supervisors, and professors to endorse or recommend you.
  • Network.  Connect with groups and businesses related to your field and career plans.
  • Connect with Viterbo University alumni via LinkedIn to make and sustain social/professional contacts and networks.


Get Started Today.

Start your LinkedIn  profile now at the LinkedIn site.  Job suggests that LinkedIn has reached a point where it is almost unprofessional not to be on LinkedIn.  Check out some of the sites below for advise and ideas to help you optimize your LinkedIn activities:





Graduate Survey 

O*Net Resource Center 

Optimal Resume 

Type Focus 

VHawk Job Talk