With 450 million users on LinkedIn, including one out of every 3 professionals in the U.S., LinkedIn is the place to be for college students to get noticed. Yet, most students don’t leverage LinkedIn and use it to their advantage, especially as it relates to career fairs.
Check out these tips to stand out at your career fair:
- Review the list of companies attending and send a personalized InMail to the college recruiter communicating your interest in the company and asking to connect
- Once you’ve met company recruiters during the career fair, follow up with a personalized thank you
- Send a customized connection request to additional company contacts you engaged with
- Keep your contacts apprised on your job search process and send articles of interest or congrats for recent press to so they know you’re really interested in the company
Your friendly and consistent communication will help you stand out from all the other applicants.