Building the Digital Resumé

by Jay London on April 10, 2013

in Alumni Life, Events, Learning, Media

John Hill, higher education evangelist

John Hill, higher education evangelist

Creating an online profile and building an online network, especially on LinkedIn, is an arduous but necessary task. Fine-tuning your profile, maximizing your network, and connecting with contacts can be even more perplexing.

A workshop presented by the Alumni Association and MIT Sloan’s Office of External Relations is aiming to help students and alumni manage their LinkedIn profile and best utilize their professional and MIT affiliations.

The workshop, “LinkedIn: The New Resume,” takes place on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in Bldg. 10-250 and will feature John Hill, LinkedIn’s higher education evangelist (yes, that’s his official title). An alumni networking reception will be held following the event.

Hill will reinforce his mantra, “Relationships matter!,” and share best practices and strategies for utilizing LinkedIn to create an online brand and network with alumni, peers, and professionals.

In his role at LinkedIn, Hill specializes in helping professionals utilize LinkedIn to maximize their university affiliation, aggregate their audience and target market, and develop robust professional networks.

Hill was previously director of Alumni Career Services at Michigan State University, where he provided career services for 420,000 alumni and utilized social media to facilitate successful alumni-to-alumni networking.

The free event is open to current MIT students and Boston-area alumni. Non-local alums can watch and participate via a live webcast. Registration is required for in-person attendance on online viewing. (An Infinite Connection account is required for registration.)

Hill will take questions for in-person attendees and the online audience throughout the seminar. Email alumnicareers@mit.edu or use the Twitter hash #MITLinkedIn to submit your questions.

The seminar is part of the Alumni Association’s Backpack to Briefcase program, which helps alumni transition from MIT into professional life. The program—which features on-campus seminars, webinars, and instructional videos—are designed for students, alumni, and their spouses and partners.

In preparation for the April 18 event, join the Alumni Association’s official LinkedIn group and update your Infinite Connection profile.

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