If you’re a student, your teachers have probably talked to you many times about the importance of having a quality LinkedIn profile, the importance of having a strong and powerful “network”, etc… According to them, you need to have at least >99 recommendations to be good… Okay and how do I do it?
If you are looking for an internship, LinkedIn will probably be the solution, but you still need to know how to do it.
Personally, I’ve spent a lot of time in the fog before perceiving the real interest of LinkedIn (which is in my opinion the most powerful socio-professional tool in the world).
If you’re looking for an internship this article is for you, you’ll understand what your teachers never told you about, I’ll tell you the key elements to achieve your goals and find an internship in the field of activity that suits you the most. You can easily use the Linkhelp extension that will allow you to send more than a hundred internship applications per day to highly targeted profiles.
Know your objectives, your desires, the companies you want to target and your skills.
This is the essential first step without which your search for an internship is lost in advance. It is essential to know what you like and what you don’t like, you need to know yourself first. If you are not able to know in which field you want to do your internship and for what reasons, you will have to look into it before you start any steps.
Take half a day, refocus on yourself and ask yourself the right questions: “what can I do with pleasure without being paid”, “what field of activity motivates me”, “what do I really want to do to fulfil myself”, “what do I really want to do to fulfil myself?
Before starting your research, it is important to know what you want to do and why you want to do it, to know your objectives and expectations in this internship. This will allow you to take full advantage of all that this internship can bring you personally but also professionally. The objective of your internship is to develop yourself as much as possible in a setting that you like, otherwise there would be no point.
Don’t do an internship because you have to do one, do it to acquire new knowledge and to nourish yourself intellectually.
Once you know your desires and objectives you can think about the companies in which you would like to do your internship.
Ask yourself the question: Which company has the same values as me?
Once you have identified the companies in question, list them, do some research on each of them to make sure you like their field of activity, take a look at their website, etc…
Now that you know where you want to do your internship, you can move on to the presentation of your profile.
What to put in your LinkedIn profile?
This question comes up often and most students don’t necessarily know how to present themselves on LinkedIn and what to put in their profile.
Whether it’s to improve your visibility or to gain credibility, it is important to correctly fill in all the available fields. ( Title, schools attended, skills, professional experience, etc… ). First the algorithm will appreciate and offer you more visibility, we will come back to this later but it will be part of the key factors of a good profile. In addition, it will allow you to gain credibility for people who will consult your profile.
It is important that you fill in all the fields available to you, think about the skills you possess, do not hesitate to ask your friends to recommend you, create an identity for your profile, embellish the reality. (Without inventing a life for yourself, you will always end up getting burned).
Don’t forget to choose a profile picture that reflects your personality, don’t hesitate to be original if it allows you to differentiate yourself from others.
Optimize your profile to show the best image of yourself.
Just be yourself.
As I was saying, it is important to be original, this will allow you to get out of the mass of profiles all identical to each other. Don’t be afraid to show yourself as you really are, the employer or the company tutor will appreciate all the more to be in front of an authentic profile, without mask.
Create an attractive profile
It is essential to have an attractive profile, your profile should be instantly eye-catching, you can for example surround your profile picture with a coloured border, or put text in capital letters to be more striking. Make users want to click on your profile, create excitement. When users see your profile, they should think, “Who is that?”
Customize the title and description of your profile
- The title attached to your profile is one of the key elements since it is what your interlocutors will see first, do not be too general at the risk of not attracting enough attention. In a few words you need to say who you are and what you are looking for here.
- The description will allow you to describe yourself in more detail, this is your argument, show that you are passionate. Ask yourself what your future recruiter would like to read in this description. Show empathy and give him what he wants to read.
- Interact with members of your network
If you want to increase the general visibility of your profile on LinkedIn, it is important to put the algorithm in your pocket, to do so you just need to generate interactions with the members of your network. How do you do it? It is recommended to like and comment on the publications of other profiles, send messages to your network. In short, be active! By doing so, you can easily increase your visibility and thus allow other profiles to find you more easily and at the same time increase your chances of finding an internship using the platform. This may seem insignificant to you, but it is important to be as active as possible on LinkedIn.
- Create content
If you have things to share with the community, do it! You write articles? You make videos? Share it with others, create interaction with your profile, it can indeed take time and is not done overnight yet it contributes greatly to the improvement of your profile, the more content you create the more you will increase your chances that your posts will be seen. This way, when you post a message, for example, your entire network will have access to it. If it takes too much time or you don’t necessarily want to do it, just share articles and other posts, that’s fine.
Forge a quality network
The importance of the network
It is very important to build a network of active members in relation to what you are looking for. For example, you want to start an activity related to the world of IT development or find an internship in this field? Surround yourself with developers, computer programmers, etc…
Build a solid base that you can then use in your various professional approaches. The more targeted your network will be and the easier it will be for you to reach your goals. What to remember: Surround yourself with the right people!
This will also prove to the companies you want to communicate with that you already have a foot in the door and that you know what you’re talking about.
How do you reach the people you want?
Normally this is the most complex part:
How can I easily find profiles related to the field of activity in which I want to work?
How can I find profiles that would accept me for an internship?
Nothing could be simpler, just use the famous LinkHelp extension.
This one will allow you to develop your LinkedIn network in record time and without any hassle! Believe me, I use this extension daily to reach different prospects. It will allow you, among other things, to target specific profiles according to the criteria of your choice.
You want to find profiles working or having worked in a certain company? Do you want the profiles to have studied in a specific school?
Refine the search according to a city, a region, a country? a sector of activity?
All you have to do is set it up. In a few seconds you will be able to find ULTRA profiles targeted according to what you are looking for.
It is THE solution if you want to save time on your searches since this extension available on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will sort the profiles for you.
Depending on what you are looking for you will be able to find thousands of profiles related to your desires.
Nothing could be simpler to find a course, just set the extension and it will select for you the different profiles that correspond to you the most. For example you are looking for an internship in communication? You just have to enter set the filter so that it finds profiles in this field of activity. Linkhelp will also offer you the possibility to send messages that will automatically adapt according to the name and surname of the profile to which it is sent. So you no longer need to worry about adapting your messages one by one. Everything is automatic. Moreover you will be able to add attachments (CV, business card, letter of motivation, etc…).
Start canvassing (summary)
1 – Create a quality profile
2 – With the extension, add ultra-targeted connections in relation to what you are looking for (field of activity, location, companies, …).
3 – Create a standard letter that you can send to the companies you are interested in (replace the first and last name field with ” @name ” / ” @lastname ” so the message will be automatically adapted).
4 – Target the companies of your choice (if you prefer you can choose a sector of activity rather than a company).
5 – Link your CV
6 – All you have to do is click on send. You will then be able to send more than a hundred requests per day to highly targeted profiles!
Continue reading :
Find a job with LinkedIn: https://fr.linkhelp.io/comment-trouver-un-travail-sur-linkedin/
Automate your Marketing on LinkedIn: https://fr.linkhelp.io/bot-automatisation-linkedin/
Yes absolutely, you just need to download LinkHelp to automate LinkedIn and find an internship in the field of your choice.
You just need to set your settings according to what you are looking for: Language, Country, Industry, Company, etc… Then send a message automatically to your profiles thanks to LinkHelp’s “Send targeted messages” feature.
You can send more than a hundred messages automatically per day, if you have a LinkedIn Premium account, you can send more than 400 messages.