How to create a LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, with millions of members looking to connect with others in their field. It has become a key recruitment tool for many organisations, and enables people to locate key players in their industry.

You can use LinkedIn to join professional associations, participate in group discussions, keep up with industry news and search for jobs.

Learn how to develop your understanding of LinkedIn and use it to improve your personal profile and career development.

Workshop topics

  • LinkedIn overview and fundamentals
  • How to use LinkedIn for career development
  • Actions to improve your LinkedIn profile

Find a LinkedIn profile workshop

Online workshop

You can also complete the workshop online. Read through the online resource explaining what you need to know about the topic, then complete the quiz at the end. You’ll then be ready to start practising your new skills.

Begin the online workshop

Start making connections with people you know. You should try to get good recommendations from your professional contacts to help build up your profile. There are several ways you can do this:

  • join professional associations and organisations relevant to your field
  • participate in group discussions and forums to raise your profile
  • use LinkedIn to search for job opportunities.

Use the Find Alumni tool to see where other Monash graduates are working and gain insight into their career paths since graduation.

Think carefully about connecting with people who make contact with you and about how they will enhance your profile. And be sure to keep your profile up to date.

LinkedIn profile feedback

Now that you’ve learned how to create a LinkedIn profile and use it effectively, you may want to get some feedback from our professional staff.

Simply log into Career Gateway and complete our one-minute quiz. You can then request feedback on your LinkedIn profile. You’ll also find more tips and resources.

Good luck with your application!