Why is LinkedIn important for students?

LinkedIn is a tool that can be used by students to research organisations they would like to work for. Students in Years 12 and 13, undergraduates and postgraduates can visit the Company Pages shown on LinkedIn and look at their posts to see new developments in the business, how the company chooses to showcase their employees, and whether the company is a member of groups on LinkedIn. They can also check to see if the company has links to other organisations. 

This research may also guide students on the hiring process, how people feel about the organisation and on job availability.

By being present on LinkedIn students can be viewed by potential employers and course admissions specialists. LinkedIn one of the first checks that professionals will use when they are seeking to recruit staff or receive a CV from a prospective employee. 

If you can optimise your profile on LinkedIn, and then continue to update it as your career progresses, you will be giving yourself the best opportunity to be found and recruited by potential employers.

In the video tutorial we explain and show you how you can easily optimise your own LinkedIn profile, how you can search for people and groups and how you can track your progress.

We hope you find it helpful and welcome any questions or suggestions for further topics for student tutorials. 


Karen recently created an amazing LinkedIn training video for our students. The tutorial is a superb resource to help our young people to understand how they can utilise Linkedin for their future careers. Karen explained with real clarity how to set up and account, why students should have an account and what they can use it for. Sincere thanks Karen for a job well done!

Louisa Felstead, Engagement Development Manager at Leigh Academies Trust