Let’s say you’re in that stage of your academic career where it’s time to start looking to your future professional career. Be it an internship or a full-time job search, it can be difficult to stand out in a competitive job market.
Along with increased competitiveness, the process of the job search has changed significantly in the past decade, with social media taking an essential role. LinkedIn, the social network for working professionals, has become another place to showcase your talents and work history beyond the paper resume.
LinkedIn has also harnessed the power of Lynda.com, the online learning website they purchased in 2015, to make your profile stand out even more. Since SMU provides students, faculty and staff free access to Lynda.com, you can complete Lynda courses and obtain a certificate that can be directly posted to your LinkedIn profile. To access your free Lynda.com account, go to smu.edu/lynda and log in with your SMU ID and password. Courses cover many popular business software programs, as well as courses on interviewing and other essential workplace skills.
If you need additional resources to have an edge in your search for the perfect job or internship, take a look at the information available from SMU’s own Hegi Family Career Development Center. The Hegi Center provides many services to help SMU students and alumni in their career decisions.