Expand Your Network / Mentor

Here you’ll find guidelines for building your professional network and connecting with mentors. For industry-specific advice, be sure to check out the Career Communities.

Networking on LinkedIn: Advice for Students

College students with LinkedIn Profiles can use the site to build a professional network, see real-time job alerts, be discovered by prospective employers, do research to prepare for interviews, and demonstrate dedication to pursuing a career or making a name for themselves in an industry. Getting started with LinkedIn is easy. Here are some resources to help you get and stay LinkedIn.

Maximizing Your Network for Job Opportunities

In today’s job market, making connections matters—a lot! Have you ever wondered why some people seem to land great job opportunities effortlessly? It’s often because of their network.

Your network is like a circle of friends, serving as a vital …

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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REMINDER: 2024 University of Iowa Statewide K-12 Educator Career Fair

Grinnell students, are you interested in a career working in a K-12 school district? If so, we encourage you to attend the 2024 University of Iowa Educator Career Fair. Students looking for a job or internship are encouraged to attend, …

By Chad Berman
Chad Berman Lawrence S. Pidgeon Director, Education Professions Career Community
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Networking for Better Opportunities: Land a Job By Socializing

Recent studies underscore the significance of networking in career progression, with over 80% of individuals securing job opportunities through this channel. Such statistics vividly emphasize the significant role that networking plays in professional development.

Despite the wealth of opportunities the …

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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Pep Talk Before You Attend a Networking Event

Taught by Dana Robinson
For most people, networking doesn’t come naturally, but that doesn’t mean you need to stress about it. As you keep…

Professional Networking

Taught by Dorie Clark
View Dorie’s LinkedIn Newsletter You don’t have to be an extrovert to be good at networking, and you don’t have…

Informational Interviewing

Taught by Barbara Bruno
If you are looking for a job, considering a new career, or trying to advance in your current career, you…

Business Etiquette: Meetings, Meals, and Networking Events

Taught by Suzanna Kaye
Setting the right tone in business communications is essential to success in every career. Knowing the proper etiquette for many…

The Lost Art of Connecting: On Relationships (Book Bite)

Taught by Next Big Idea Club
If you’re craving more social interaction, you can rest assured you’re not alone. It’s time to quit networking and refocus…

Social Success at Work

Taught by Todd Dewett
When it comes to success, social skills are just as vital as intelligence, hard work, and expertise. Long-term success requires…

Managing Your Professional Network

Taught by Elise Gelwicks
A strong network can help you land your next job, grow your career, and generate sales leads. That’s why networking…

Professional Networking and Influence

Taught by Alan Hall
Are you looking to build your personal network, exercise influence without authority, manage upwards, and communicate the value of collaborating…

Professional Networking for Career Starters

Taught by Jayla Hill
Connect to opportunity. Learn how to build and engage a network when you’re just starting out in your career. Jayla…

The Ultimate Guide to Professional Networking

Taught by Dana Robinson
The business world is constantly evolving. If you’re following networking advice from the past, then you’re missing huge opportunities for…

Super Connecting: The Secret of Professional Networking

Taught by Madecraft
Most networking advice you hear hasn’t been updated for our modern, social, interconnected world. In this course, networking expert JaMarr…

Finding a Job on LinkedIn

Taught by Oliver Schinkten
Harness the power of LinkedIn to find and land a job. LinkedIn is the world’s #1 professional network—not just for…

Building Your Career

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
As they reflect on their careers, what do the most successful, high-impact people have in common? It’s not heaps of…

Nano Tips for Defining Your Personal Brand with Diana YK Chan

Taught by Diana YK Chan
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, gather…

How to Advocate for Yourself in Your Job Search and Career

Taught by LinkedIn News
Advocating for yourself in the workplace can be scary. Many people struggle with talking about and defending themselves. They might…

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