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Student engagement with LinkedIn to enhance employability

Student engagement with LinkedIn to enhance employability

Mogaji, Emmanuel ORCID: 0000-0003-0544-4842 (2019) Student engagement with LinkedIn to enhance employability. In: Diver, Alice, (ed.) Employability via Higher Education: Sustainability as Scholarship. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 321-329. ISBN 978-3030263416 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26342-3_21)

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Abstract

Social networking sites are an increasingly important tool for career development: LinkedIn particularly, is a site for business professionals, focusing on business connections and industry contacts for employers and professionals. Often however students do not engage with LinkedIn as they consider it too ‘profession focussed.’ There is a lack of awareness also about how they can use the platform to enhance their employability. Whilst recognising previous works on social media for teaching and learning in HE, this chapter examines the challenges facing students in respect of engaging with LinkedIn for career progression. It identifies the efforts that students make in building and maintaining networks, in becoming part of professional networks, via willing engagement. This chapter contributes to knowledge about LinkedIn, from a professional development point of view, offering suggestions to help students and tutors make the best use of LinkedIn, to improve both student engagement and subsequent employability (3882).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: LinkedIn, engagement, employability, student, technology, social media
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2019 13:13
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26182

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