18 October 2017 from 09:00 to 12:30

Improving the Impact of Your LinkedIn Profile (workshop) - Registration closed

Short description

An online profile? What PhD candidate honestly needs that? Your research project and publications speak for themselves and will attract attention from potential employers straight away. Right? Unfortunately, not exactly. Being a good scientist is one thing. Making clear to others why that makes you The One to hire, is another story. Many PhD candidates aspire a corporate job after their dissertation. Others continue their scientific career by applying to research institutes abroad. And that’s exactly where your online profile comes into play.

Everyone who you will reach out to for a job, will check your LinkedIn profile first thing. So the question is: what will they find? A professional profile that is an extension of your talented self? Is it aligned with your experience, have you described your experience, skills and projects clearly? Many people use vague, generic terms to describe what they did. A missed opportunity, because if employers like one thing, it’s to see tangible results. Do you want to make sure your LinkedIn profile represents the best version of your professional self? Subscribe yourself for the workshop ‘Improving the Impact of Your LinkedIn Profile’.

What you will learn

During this workshops, the following topics will be addressed:

  • the potential value of LinkedIn
  • finding relevant jobs, persons and groups via Linkedin
  • LinkedIn as part of your networking strategy
  • what to do with your profile picture
  • headline that catches immediate attention
  • summarising your experience
  • clear description of your work- and research experience
  • describing your studies
  • how to handle skills & endorsements and reccomendations

Please note: To get the most out of your attendance to this workshop, please ensure you have created a LinkedIn profile beforehand. During the workshop you have the opportunity to further adjust your profile.
Bring your laptop!


Wednesday October 18, from 09.00 - 12.30


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Max. number of participants


Number of credits

0.2 EC


You will receive a certificate of attendance after attending this workshop.


In order to register for our courses you should be registered with the Graduate School of Life Sciences. Registration with the GS-LS takes place through submission of the Training & Supervision Agreement to the office of the dean of the faculty of employment.

I now know how and why I should improve my profile and what parts are relevant to pay attention to
With this workshop I understood the importance of having a clean, organized and clear profile
Start date and time
18 October 2017 09:00
End date and time
18 October 2017 12:30
Entrance fee
Free of charge for PhD candidates registered with the Graduate School of Life Sciences and employed by the faculties of Science, Veterinary Medicine or UMC Utrecht (for others: €75)
More information
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