Riverside — Students at California Baptist University learned the workings of the employment-oriented, social networking site LinkedIn at a seminar hosted by the Career Center on Oct. 11.
Morgan Teruel, career counselor at CBU, offered students a detailed walk-through of each section on a LinkedIn profile.
“You want your summary to highlight your skills. Your summary should be strategic,” Teruel said.
Teruel also talked about the importance of maintaining a professional page.
LinkedIn is a networking tool and can be crucial in the hiring process, she said.
“Professional behavior is absolutely essential on LinkedIn,” Teruel reiterated.
Teruel also emphasized the need for appropriate LinkedIn profile picture.
“A professional picture is key. Having a professional picture makes you 14 times more likely to be contacted by employers,” Teruel said.
Miranda Maker, a nursing senior, appreciated the talk on professionalism.
“I like that [Teruel] said not to treat LinkedIn like Facebook,” Maker said.
After the training session, students had an opportunity to have a professional photo taken.
Drew Cummins, a psychology sophomore, did not have a LinkedIn account before the event but now he sees the platform as a tool for networking.
“LinkedIn is a good opportunity. I am going to create one and start trying to make connections,” Cummins said.